Day 90: Imbolc Incense and Oil

I have exactly none of the ingredients called for in either the incense or oil.  If I did, though, this is what I would make:

Imbolc Incense
Handful of powdered sandalwood
1 teaspoon dry bay laurel
3 teaspoons myrrh powder or crushed resin
1 teaspoon dried coltsfoot (leaf or flower)
Vegetable glycerin
6 drops myrrh essential oil
3 drops basil essential oil
2 drops bay essential oil

Place the powdered sandalwood in a medium-sized bowl and stir in about 2 tablespoons of vegetable glycerin.  Add the tablespoons one at a time and then mix with a whisk or fork.  You just want to create a soft, fluffy compound so don’t add the second tablespoon if it feels like it would be too much.  Now add the oils and whisk.  Add the myrrh, coltsfoot and bay.  Mix thoroughly.  Wat at least a day for the compound to settle before you sprinkle it on hot coals.

Imbolc Oil
Vegetable glycerin or a carrier oil
6 drops myrrh essential oil
3 drops basil essential oil
2 drops bay essential oil
Pinch of coltsfoot or myrrh “tears”

Find a one ounce bottle and fill it halfway with vegetable glycerin.  Add plain water until the bottle is 3/4 full.  Add your essential oils and the coltsfoot or myrrh.  Close the lid and shake the bottle.  when you are finished making this oil, anoint yourself and contemplate any changes you might feel after application.

This oil awakens the magical energies of healing, creativity, and action.

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