Monday, March 1, 2010

Ostara Incenses

This is a sweet little incense you can burn for an Ostara ritual or anytime during the coming weeks to welcome Spring and honor all the life that is now being reborn.

2 parts Frankincense (Rosemary can be substituted)
1 part Benzoin
1 part Dragon's Blood
1/2 part Nutmeg
1/2 part Violet Petals (or a few drops essential Violet Oil)
1/2 part Rose Petals
1/2 part Orange Peel
1/4 part Cinnamon

Grind all ingredients fairly fine and burn on a charcoal in a censer.

To honor Mother Earth at this time, especially in any Earth-reverencing rituals, burn this simple incense:

1 part Pine Needles
1 part Thyme
a few drops of Patchouli Oil

Earth incense recipe courtesy of Scott Cunningham.
Oil pastel drawing, "Mother Earth, Father Sky" courtesy of plasticpumpkin on flickr. Lovely!


Sugar said...

Thank you so much for this! I may try to make my first batch :)

Victoria said...

You're very welcome! Peace!