1 part Oak Moss
1 part Cedar
½ part Frankincense
¼ part Red Sandalwood
5 drops Myrrh oil
Begin by mixing evenly the oak moss and cedar chips in the mortar and pestle. The
contents should not be ground to a fine grain, but rather still have the appearance of herbs.
Follow by adding the frankincense and sandalwood.
Mix evenly and finish by following with the myrrh oil.
Store in a cool, dry container. Before use, mix to evenly coat the herbs with the myrrh oil.
With the turning of the calendar year, we are at a time to greet the coming light and Imbolc. This is for the moments when we are in the belly of the Goddess with the onset of the first signs of spring and a time for prophecy, purification, and the beginning of fertility for the land. Many of us feel a stirring within and begin to awaken again after a period of dormancy. Often through the dark of the year we find ourselves in a quiet time for in which we hibernate and deal with the issues of self. This is a great way to get to know ourselves and find our own inner fires. This incense makes a wonderful accompaniment to meditations and rituals in which we are attempting to find our own true center.
I don't remember where I got this recipe... but it is one that I adore and I like to burn it during my Imbolc ritual each year. I was afraid that it might smell a bit off because of the oak moss, but the scent is crisp and bold and not at all weedy or smokey.
When I make it, I usually make it in very small batches unless it is for the group. When I'm working with a group, we all make a big batch together and then divide it up among the members. It makes for a great evening of crafting and chatter.