Incense and Oil Magick
Four Magickal Simmering Potpourri

It’s possible to use simmering potpourri in your home to
effect magickal changes

     copyright © 2002 Scott Cunningham & David Harrington
Never simmer such mixtures simply for fun, or to deodorize your home. To do so wastes their energies. Reserve your simmering potpourri for magical purposes and create general mixtures for deodorizing purposes.

Here’s some of the magic of scent:

Simmering potpourri

Love Simmering Potpourri

To expand, broaden, or to introduce love into your life, simmer this mixture of herbs. (This can also be used to strengthen a longstanding relationship, or to bring your own family closer together. Love begins within. Love yourself; then seek another with whom to share love.)

     3 tablespoons rose petals
     2. tablespoons camomile
     1 tablespoon coriander
     1 tablespoon lavender
     1 teaspoon cinnamon
     1/2 vanilla bean

Mix in a small bowl and charge with loving energies. Simmer while saying:
     Love awakens in these rooms;
     come by the power of these blooms!

Use every day

Money Simmering Potpourri

If money is a problem rather than a pleasure, when you're faced with unexpected financial obligations, when the money you earn doesn't seem to come in fast enough, brew up one of these and set money-attracting energies into motion.

2 cinnamon sticks, broken into pieces
4 tablespoons whole cardamom seeds
2 tablespoons whole cloves
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg (or 2 whole nutmegs)
1 teaspoon ground ginger

With your fingers, mix these ingredients in a small bowl, while visualizing increased prosperity. As you mix them, say these or similar words:
     Money simmer in the air;
     money shimmer everywhere!


Protective Simmering Potpourri

Simmer this mixture at regular intervals (once a week or so) to drench your home with protective energy. This safeguards it from outside influences of all kinds if it's performed with the proper intent.

4 tablespoons rosemary (whole)
3 bay leaves (whole)
1 tablespoon basil (whole)
1 tablespoon sage (whole)
1 tablespoon fennel (whole)
1 teaspoon dill seed (whole)
1 teaspoon juniper berries (whole)
A pinch dried garlic (can be omitted)

Mix in small bowl with hands, visualizing your home as a protected place. Charge the herbs with protective energies. Add to simmering water.

When the scented steam rises, chant the following or similar words:
     Air and water, work my will
     to guard this house with power bold;

     earth and fire, work to still
     all dangers both untold and told

Purification Simmering Potpourri

While spring cleaning or at any time you wish to clear away the cobwebs of useless energies that exist within all homes, after household arguments, when a roommate moves out, whenever tension is in the air, simmer this mixture with at least one window open. (During winter or rain, open the fireplace's damper, crack a window an inch, or otherwise ensure that there's a clear and easy path out of your home for the duration of the ritual.)

6 tablespoons peppermint
1 tablespoon spearmint
1 tablespoon rosemary
1 tablespoon dried lemon peel
1 tablespoon dried lime peel

Mix, charge, and simmer as you say these or similar words:
     Scented breeze, blow pure and clear
     unwanted power far from here.


Psychic Simmering Potpourri

If you wish to link your conscious mind with your psychic awareness, if you wish to use tarot cards or rune stones or other tools to glimpse possible future events, create this blend and simmer to stimulate your psychic mind.

3 tablespoons galangal
1 tablespoon star anise (or 2 whole)
1 tablespoon lemongrass
1 tablespoon thyme
1 tablespoon rose petals
A pinch mace
A pinch real saffron

Mix and charge the herbs in a small bowl. Visualize your psychic awareness as being under your control. Smell the fragrance rising from the herbs. Inhale the energies. Relax, chant the following words, and foretell.
     Starlight swirls before my eyes;
     twilight furls its wisdom wise;
     moonlight curls within the skies:
     the time has come to prophesize.

(We realize that genuine saffron, which is available at gourmet shops, is quite expensive. Just a pinch, however, is suggested here and it may be omitted.) 

Magical Power Simmering Potpouri

To be used before and/or during all forms of magical rites. This formula boosts your reserve of personal power. Use at least four cups of water to simmer the following mixture.

4 tablespoons dried orange peel
4 tablespoons whole allspice
2 tablespoons ground ginger
2 whole carnations (preferably red)
or 1 tablespoon ground cloves

Charge the herbs and spices while mixing them in a small bowl. As you mix them, say these or similar words:

     Flowers and spices
     charged by the sun
     help me ensure that
     magic is done.
     Open the path
     to my energy
     this is my will
     and so mote it be!

Simmer and let the herbs' powers fill the air as you do your magical working. (Remember to turn off the stove after your ritual.)


This informative Magickal DIY plus much more can be found here: 

Spell Crafts: Creating Magical Objects

     by Scott Cunningham & David Harrington

Take a look at your hands. See them as wondrous vehicles of power. Feel the energy that flows through everything you do. Tap into that power! Carve a symbol, dip a candle, mix fragrant herbs, sculpt clay, and make your life all that you want it to be. When crafts are used to create objects intended for ritual or to symbolize the divine, the connection between the craftsperson and divinity grows more intense.

This second edition of Spell Crafts, the much-loved and oft-read guide to magical handwork, features new illustrations and a new preface by David Harrington. Learn how to create and use all of the following:
     - magical simmering potpourris
     - a beaded psychic mandala
     - clay pentacles, plaques, and runic dice
     - a shaman''s arrow
     - And much more

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