Making your own incense is very easy, and using the powerful energy of roses, it will bring a boost to your rituals and magic, especially those rites you wish to keep “sub rosa,” as we have been discussing.
Mix and store only in a clean glass container. Plastic is not only NOT airtight, but it contains petrochemicals that can leave undesirable energetic residue on your ingredients. Like your cooking herbs and spices, it’s also best to store them out of direct sunlight, which will fade their color and energy over time.
For best results, as you prepare your incense, do so with intention and focus.
1 tablespoon anise seed
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon dried lemon peel
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon of peppermint extract
The dried petals of three white roses (please: try to find organic roses. Many commercial roses are absolutely saturated with toxic chemicals).
Once you have mixed these ingredients, allow them to sit overnight, so the peppermint extract will be completely absorbed and dried. Once everything is dry, grind it all into a fine powder. During this, you would want to charge the incense with your intention.
When you are ready, in a small burner, light an incense-style charcoal (this is not the charcoal you grill outdoors with). Sprinkle your incense upon it to bless and energize your rituals. Enjoy!