This incense is used in many rituals and is a common spell component. It is an incense of increase that is deceivingly easy to make. Use all of your focus and energy, your will and intention, while making this scent. You may find that this is one of the best powdered incenses you’ve ever made! It is used over charcoals (the ones specifically made for incense that come in rolls) or over a ritual fire.

CAUTION! Warning! If used over a ritual fire, flames will leap up along the dust trail of this incense powder! There will be sparkling (sparks) of incense outside of this trail of flames as well! This is an impressive effect, but dangerous if you are not practiced at it! Start out small and toss about 1 teaspoon of it over the glowing coals or flames, all at once, don’t trail the dust or sprinkle it. Stand away from the fire, and upwind. Use in areas that do not require burn permits, and have something to douse the fire nearby. Do not use if you are wearing gauzy or loose ritual robes and costumes. Be very careful! You are responsible for your actions.

The Recipe

Within the three days prior to the actual full moon, gather the ingredients required, along with a mortar and pestle to blend them in. If desired, you can use your cauldron, and some sort of crushing or mixing tool.

  • 2 ounces (about 56 grams) of the finest sandalwood powder you can find
  • 4 grams (a marble sized nugget) of amber resin, NOT the stone! The soft, sweet smelling resin that is often imported from India, available at health food stores, and of course herb and occult shops.
  • 3 drops of Vanilla Extract. Real vanilla extract is available at almost any grocery store.

Please Note: This recipe is intended for outdoor rituals. If you will be using the Moon Incense inside, use 1/2 ounce Sandalwood powder instead of 1 ounce and increase the amber from 5 grams to 10 grams.

Preferably outside, under the actual full moon, or indoors near a window where the moon is visible:

Fill the mortar or cauldron with the sandalwood powder, and crush the amber into it with the pestle or tool of your choice. Use deosil (clockwise) blending motions. Focus on the energy of the full moon, or if you are making the incense for a specific spell, focus on the goal of that spell alone. You can incorporate your favorite words of power or chant while doing this.

When the powder is smooth and consistent, add the vanilla, one drop at a time while saying your chosen words of power (which is best), or the following (which will suffice in most cases):

Drop of moon, grant my boon.

Blend in the drops in the same way you blended in the amber resin. Place the mixture in a clear glass jar with an airtight lid. Keep it away from heat, sunlight, and moisture. Charge it under the light of the full moon on the three days prior to it becoming actually full. The full moon light penetration is the reason for not storing this in an opaque jar. It is ready for use immediately, but can be charged more if desired.

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