Other Religions Paganism and Wicca Samhain Spirit Incense Share Flipboard Email Print Celebrate Samhain with the scents of the season. Image by Moncherie/E+/Getty Images Other Religions Basics Rituals and Ceremonies Sabbats and Holidays Wicca Gods Herbalism Wicca Traditions Wicca Resources for Parents By Patti Wigington Paganism Expert B.A., History, Ohio University Patti Wigington is a pagan author, educator, and licensed clergy. She is the author of Daily Spellbook for the Good Witch, Wicca Practical Magic and The Daily Spell Journal. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Patti Wigington Updated March 11, 2019 Before you get started, be sure to brush up on your Incense 101. By the time Samhain rolls around, your herb garden is probably looking pretty sad. Now's the time to take all those goodies you harvested and dried in September, and put them to good use. This incense blend is perfect for a Samhain seance, divination session, or for any other autumn working. This recipe is for loose incense, but you can adapt it for stick or cone recipes if you like. As you mix and blend your incense, focus on the goal of your work. Do you wish to contact the spirit of a long-dead ancestor? Are you hoping to bring some visions your way in a dream? Or are you maybe looking to enhance your own meditative abilities? Focus your intent as you blend your ingredients. You’ll need: 2 parts Cinnamon1 part ground cloves1 part Dragon's Blood resin1 part Hyssop1 part Patchouli2 parts Rosemary1 part SageA dash of sea salt Add your ingredients to your mixing bowl one at a time. Measure carefully, and if the leaves or other items need to be crushed, use your mortar and pestle to do so. As you blend the herbs together, state your intent. You may find it helpful to charge your incense with an incantation. For example, if you were going to use your incense during a seance, you could use this: The veil has thinned, the moon is brightand I blend this magic on Samhain night.Celebrating life and death and rebirthwith these herbs I've harvested from the earth.I send my intent by smoke in the airand call on those whose blood I share.I ask my ancestors to guide and watch over me,As I will, so it shall be. Store your incense in a tightly sealed jar. Make sure you label it with its intent and name, as well as the date you created it. Use within three months, so that it remains charged and fresh.