Mabon: Notions Potions and More

Incense to celebrate Autumn Equinox/ Mabon ingredients may be measured by teaspoon or tablespoon depending on how much you want to create so 4 parts of Lavender could be 4 teaspoons or 4 tablespoons.

Peace and Protection Incense

4 parts Lavender
3 parts Thyme
2 parts Vervain
3 parts Basil
1 part Frankincense
Rue 1 pinch
Gum Benzoin 1 pinch
Bergamot Oil 5 drops
Jasmine Oil 5 drops

Autumn Equinox Incense

3 parts frankincense
2 parts sandalwood
1 part Benzoin
1 part cinnamon
1 part clove
few drops patchouli

Herb: Benzoin–Botanical Name: Styrax benzoin Family: Styacaceae–Benzoin is a balsamic resin. Normally the trees do not produce it or any substance analogous to it, but the infliction of a wound sufficiently severe to injure the cambium results in the formation of numerous oleoresin ducts in which the secretion is produced, it is, therefore, a pathological product. The trunk of the tree is hacked with an ax, and after a time the liquid Benzoin either accumulates beneath the bark or exudes from the incisions. When it has sufficiently hardened it is collected and exported, either in the form of loose pieces (tears) or in masses packed in oblong boxes or in tins; several varieties are known, but Siam and Sumatra Benzoins are the most important.
Benzoin Oil Uses – Benzoin Styrax essential oil is helpful for treating asthma, bronchitis, colds & flu, soothing sore throats & treating arthritis, & rheumatism. Not strictly an essential oil but a Resinoid, produced from the resin using solvents like alcohol and benzene, which are removed and the result is dissolved in ethyl glycol or similar. The antiseptic properties are good for cuts, chapped, inflamed or irritated skin conditions. It acts as a carminative when taken internally is rapidly absorbed, and mildly expectorant diuretic and antiseptic to the urinary passages. In the form of Compound Tincture of Benzoin, it is used as an inhalant with steam in laryngitis and bronchitis. It is a preservative of fats and is often used for that purpose.
Benzoin Oil Properties – antiinflammatory, antioxidant, antiseptic, astringent, expectorant.
Benzoin Magickal Properties:
Gender: Masculine
Element: Air,
Planet: Sun,
Goddess/Gods: Aphrodite, Ares, Freya, Hathor, Khephera, Mut, Venus,
Magickal Properties: Purification, prosperity, concentration.

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