Litha, Summer Solstice Incense and Oil Recipes

Midsummer Incense #1

Recipe by Scott Cunningham

2 parts Sandalwood

1 part Mugwort

1 part Chamomile

1 part Gardenia Petals

a few drops Rose Oil

a few drops Lavender Oil

a few drops Yarrow Oil

Burn at Wiccan rituals at the Summer Solstice (circa June 21st) or at that time to attune with the seasons and the Sun.

Midsummer Incense #2

Recipe by Scott Cunningham

3 parts Frankincense

2 parts Benzoin

1 part Dragon’s Blood

1 part Thyme

1 part Rosemary

1 pinch Vervain

a few drops Red Wine

(Both of the above recipes for “Midsummer Incense #1 and #2” are quoted directly from Scott Cunningham’s book “The Complete Book of Incenses, Oils & Brews”

Litha Incense

4 parts myrrh

3 parts frankincense

3 parts oak bark

2 parts witch hazel

Litha Incense

1/2 part mugwort

1/2 part vervain

1 part St. Johnswort

1/2 part frankincense

1/4 part mistletoe

1/4 part bay

Litha Incense

This incense is at its strongest when used for Midsummers spell work and rituals.

With your Mortar and Pestle grind these dried herbs together: wormwood, mugwort, St. Johns wort, yarrow until all are of a powdered consistency then add to charcoal disk for burning when ready to use.

Litha Oil

4 drops lavender

3 drops rosemary

1 drop pine

Use sunflower oil as base