pure natural incenses
Seven incenses comprise the entire “palette”—by focusing on the deity of each star in turn, these incenses enable purposes such as protection, romance, success, travel, justice, passages, and divination.
A recent customer commented:
“How might I purchase the whole variety—I am totally enraptured by the solar one?”
To order a sennight suite of incenses, visit One Witch’s Cottage Etsy shop.
- Solar Success
Sun-day, Sonn-tag, generosity, growth, expansion, success…
Apollo’s sacred laurel and valuable frankincense harmonize powerfully, making Sol, or Helios shine powerfully through this blend.
- Serene Sight
Moon-day, lun-di, second sight, psi, dreams, emotions, visions, change…
Selene’s eerie light empowers artemisia and fragrant herbs, imbued with ancient copal and natural scents.
- Tyr Triumphant
Tyr’s-day, mar-di, valor, struggle, defense, challenge, victory…
Vigor & vitality exude from Ares’ sphere of influence; sharp, vivid herbs pair with resins rich and sweet.
- Heraldic Hermes
Woden’s-day, mercre-di, trade, travel, messages, diplomacy, marketing…
Memnosyne’s rosemary, blended with quicksilver sharp herbs, enriched with Hermaphroditc balance of resins.
- Jovial Justice
Thor’s-day, jeu-di, leadership, success, judgement, thunder, merriment…
Frankincense, valued as gold, underlies the Jovian richness of sharp sage, sacred spices, and fragrant woods.
- Fascinating Freya
Freya’s-day, vendre-di, courtship, charisma, allure, elegance, pleasure…
Aphrodite’s sacred rose enhances herbs and spices in this blend, underlain with the richness of amber and delicacy of orris.
- Cronos Cycle
Saturn’s-day, harvest, conclusion, renewal, achievement, cycles, justice…
Osiris’ funereal myrrh renews this solemn seasonal mixture, while intense herbs balance with subtle scents.
About Sennight Incenses
The incenses created at One Witch’s Cottage have few ingredients:
- organically grown or responsibly wild–crafted dried herbs—leaf, flower, root, fungus
- responsibly harvested plantation–grown or wild–crafted plant and tree resins
- naturally occurring and responsibly mined fossil resin
Those ingredients not grown here at the Cottage are sourced through a socially responsible firm which evaluates and analyzes its source suppliers. Those are the physical ingredients…
Further ingredients are as much metaphysical as physical:
- radiant energy of the wandering stars—Sol, Luna, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn
- magical energy of witchcraft—of Wiccan tradition, of alchemical practice, of intention & will
Why does this matter? Loose or powder incense today all too often contains a mere trace of essential (natural) or fragrance (synthetic) oil, a dot of powdered resin, and a very great deal of flammable filler—balsa, cedar, or fir sawdust, possibly some inexpensive herbal ingredient, and commonly dyed various vivid hues. It generally includes a healthy dose of noxious saltpeter (potassium or sodium nitrate). They burn, they sparkle, they are colored, and they often smell fine. Magical? not so much.