Incense Herbs

Magical Intent Herbs
Astral Projection Gum Benzoin, Dittany of Crete, Cinnamon, Jasmine, Poplar, Sandalwood
Divination Anise, Camphor, Clove, Hibiscus, Meadowsweet, Mugwort, Orange, Orris Root
Exorcism Angelica, Basil, Clove, Copal Resin, Cumin, Dragons Blood Resin, Frankincense, Fumitory, Garlic, Heliotrope, horehound, Juniper, Lilac, Mallow, Mistletoe, Myrrh Resin, Cayenne, Peppermint, Pine, Rosemary, Sagebrush, Sandalwood, Snapdragon, Thistle, Vetivert, Yarrow
Love Apple Blossom, Apricot, Basil, Camomile, Catnip, Chickweed, Cinnamon, Clove, Copal Resin, Coriander, Cumin, Dragons Blood Resin, Dill, Gardenia, Rose Geranium, Ginger Root, Hibiscus, Jasmine, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Lemon Balm, Lemon Verbena, Lime, Lotus, Marjoram, Mastic Resin, Mimosa, Myrtle, Neroli Oil, Orange, Orris Root, Rose, Peppermint, Plumeria, Rosemary, Sarsaparilla, Stephanotis, Sweet Pea, Thyme, Tonka Beans, Tuberose, Vanilla Bean, Vervain, Vetivert, Violet, Yarrow, Ylang Ylang
Lust Ambergris Oil, Caraway, Cinnamon, Civet Oil, Cloves, Deerstongue, Ginger Root, Ginseng, Grains of Paradise, Hibiscus, Lemongrass, Nettle, Olive, Parsley, Patchouli, Peppermint, Rosemary, Saffron, Sesame, Stephanotis, Tuberose, Vanilla Beans, Yerba Mate
Money Allspice, Almond, Basil, Bergamot, Calamus, Chamomile, Cedar, Cinnamon, Cinquefoil, Clove, Clover, Dill, Elder, Galangal Root, Ginger Root, Heliotrope, Honeysuckle, Hyssop, Jasmine, Myrtle, Nutmeg, Oakmoss, Orange, Patchouli, Peppermint, Pine, Sage, Sassafras, Tonka Beans, Vervain, Aloes Wood, Woodruff
Peace Cumin, Gardenia, Lavender, Lilac, Magnolia, Meadowsweet, Narcissus, Pennyroyal, Tuberose, Violet
Protection Angelica, Anise, Gum Arabic, Asafotida (note: EXTREMELY foul smelling. Do not use in an enclosed space or use more than a tiny, tiny bit and then only as a last resort.) Balm of Gilead Buds, Basil, Bay, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Calamus, Caraway, Carnation, Cedar, Cinnamon, Cinquefoil, Cloves, Clover, Copal Resin, Cumin, Cypress, Dill, Dragons Blood Resin, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Fern, Flax, Frankincense, Galangal Root, Rose Geranium, Heather, Hyssop, Honeysuckle, hyacinth, juniper, Lavender, Lilac, Lime, Lotus, Mandrake, Marigold, Mimosa, Mistletoe, Mugwort, Myrrh Resin, Orris Root, Patchouli, Pennyroyal, Peony, Peppermint, Pine, Rose, Rue, Sage, Sandalwood, Thistle, Valerian (Smells like dog dung. Use only small quantities if used.) Vervain, Vetivert, Violet, Wood Aloes, Woodruff, Wormwood
Psychic Ability Gum Acacia, Anise, Bay, Camphor Gum, Cassia, Cinnamon, Citron Peel, Clove, Cinquefoil, Flax, Galangal Root, Gardenia, Heliotrope, Honeysuckle, Jasmine, Lemongrass, Lilac, Mace, Marigold, Gum Mastic, Mimosa, Mugwort, Nutmeg, Orange, Orris Root, Peppermint, Rose, Saffron, Star Anise, Thyme, Tuberose, Wormwood, Yarrow
Purification Anise, Gum Arabic, Bay, Gum Benzoin, Calamus, Camomile, Camphor Resin, Cedar, Cinnamon, Copal Resin, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Rennel, Hyssop, Lavender, Lemon, Lemon Verbena, Lime, Musk Oil, Mimosa, Myrrh, Parsley, Peppermint, Pine, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Thyme, Tobacco (remember the Surgeon General warning), Valerian (Smells like dog dung. Use only small quantities if used.), Vervain

Some Commonly Used Incense Herbs You May Want to Keep on Hand

The following ingredients are often used in incense recipes and you may want to keep them around the house for blending your own incense. As you make more incense you can alter the list to suit the type of work you do most often. The form used is given with the name of the herb.
  • Frankincense Resin
  • Myrrh resin
  • Benzoin resin
  • Copal resin
  • Pine resin
  • Camphor resin
  • Dragon’s Blood resin
  • Gum Arabic resin
  • Rose petals dried and powdered
  • Bay leaves dried and powdered
  • Cinnamon bark powdered
  • Juniper berries dried and powdered
  • Cedar needles dried and powdered or wood chips
  • Sandalwood chips
  • Thyme whole herb dried
  • Vervain whole herb dried and powdered
  • Orange peel dried and powdered
  • Vertivert grass dried and powdered
  • Rosemary leaves dried and powdered
  • Basil whole herb dried and powdered
  • Mullein leaves dried and powdered
  • Cloves buds dried and powdered
  • Rue whole herb dried and powdered
  • Patchouli whole herb dried and powdered
  • Sage whole herb dried and powdered
  • Wormwood whole herb dried and powdered
  • Mugwort whole herb dried and powdered
  • Allspice berries dried and powdered
  • Tobacco whole herb dried and powdered
  • Lavender whole herb dried and powdered


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