There’s Magic within the Power of Scent
Almost everyone burns incense within their home to release the beautiful aromatic scent. But did you know that there’s magic behind the scent of incense? They all contain magic; this goes for stick, cone and power incense. It just boils down to what resonates with you and what purpose you have or wish to manifest.
Since you have to burn incense and it releases a magical dance of smoke, it holds the Element of Air within it. Many use incense during their spell workings to invoke the element of Air to help carry their spell out into the universe. It is this element of Air that helps the caster have a greater focus during their work.
Now, in this blog I’ll write out a small list of the magical properties I associate with each magical incense. I’m not Wiccan, this is based off of what is in my family and what I’ve personally learnt through ritual over he years.
The Magic of Incense
This list will be one of magical properties first, followed by the various incenses associated with it.
Release: Clove, Vervain, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Rose, Sage
Change: Peppermint, Dragon’s Blood, Copal
Creativity: Lotus, Rose, Vervain, Honeysuckle
Courage: Dragon’s Blood, Musk, Allspice, Myrrh
Divination: Mugwort, Wormwood, Thyme, Yarrow, Rose, Lavender
Power & Strength: Amber, Dragon’s Blood, pine, rosemary, ginger, lotus, musk, bay
Banish: Juniper, Sage, Dragon’s Blood, White Sage, Rosemary, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Myrrh
Fortune: Basil, Honeysuckle, Mint, Violet, Cedar, Orange
Love: Amber, Rose, Frangipani, Gardenia, Patchouli, Vanilla, Strawberry, Ylang-Ylang,
These are just a few of the common various scents with their listed magical property. I can’t give away all my secrets!
Shift the Energy within a Room Fast
Incense doesn’t always have to be burnt with a magical purpose. By simply lighting some incense to release the aroma is enough to shift the energies within a room. This aids in creating a calm, feel good atmosphere. And let’s not kid ourselves, sometimes it’s just great to remove bad smells.
This simple act is just another great and fun way to add that extra kick of magic to your spell! Watch the plumes of smoke rise up and free your mind, allowing creativity and thoughts to flow.