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Further Notes on the New Incense Blends, plus an FYI

Ok, guys! In response to a question I was asked earlier about these blends, I’ve made the names a little more general (most of them are now less gender-specific, so they they could apply more or less equally to gods or goddesses) in addition to fleshing out the scent descriptions to give you a better idea of Who they might be best suited for. Of course, if you still have questions, feel free to ask! I do want to stress, though, that the exact name attached to a scent blend is simply a label; getting an idea of the different notes favored by various gods and spirits is a better guide–so hopefully the additional notes will help, there! Also, when you get right down to it, any incense can be a suitable offering if your mind and heart are in the right place.

Dark Presence: myrrh, galangal, patchouli, black pepper, lavender

This is a moody dark floral with an edge, perfect for deities such as the Morrigan, Hekate, Persephone, and Kali. Also great for the dark moon; not super-feminine, so will work for dark gods, too!

Queen of Heaven: jasmine, amber, spikenard, myrrh

Exotic florals and rich syrupy esins for deities such as Asherah, Hera, Isis, and Frigga; may also be enjoyed by goddesses of passion, love and beauty such as Freyja and Aphrodite

Father of All: juniper, sandalwood, cedar, frankincense

Sacred woods and resins for deities such as Odin, Zeus, and any other “head of pantheon” types.

Storm Winds: peppermint, lavender, camphor, clove

Mint, spice, and a touch of ozone for deities such as Odin, Thor, and Baal, although anyone who enjoys causing trouble (Loki? Hermes?) might also take to this scent.

Healing Waters: ylang ylang, bergamot, eucalyptus, lavender

Aquatic and soothing notes for watery or oceanic deities, such as Poseidon, Manannan, Ran, or Aphrodite; also for healing deities such as Brigid, Eir, and Aesclepius.

Hunter: galangal, fir, peppermint, spearmint

Fierce mints and woodsy notes for Artemis, Skadi, and other goddesses of the hunt and the forest; will work for gods of the hunt such as Ullr, too!

Dweller in the Green: juniper, fir, cedar, patchouli

Earthy, foresty, and green, ideal for Cernunnos, Pan, and other gods of the wild places; also gods and goddesses of fertility and the land, such as Freyr and Nerthus

Archangel: frankincense, lemon, camphor, peppermint

An ethereal yet slightly haughty scent for Lucifer and his kith and kin–both fallen and otherwise

Memento Mori: galangal, myrrh, amber, black pepper

Dark resins and spices for deities of death and the underworld, such as Hel, Hades, and Persephone; also for honoring your ancestors)

Hearth & Home: blood orange, cinnamon, clove, frankincense

Juicy sun-kissed fruit combined with spice and sacred resin, perfect for deities of the hearth such as Hestia and Brigid, and for gods who adore spicy notes, such as Loki; also a great scent for kitchen witches)

Lastly, a quick FYI: as my matron goddess is Asherah, I have begun observing Shabbat, which in my case means that I am not available for readings, answering Etsy convos, or working on the store in general from sundown on Friday through sundown on Saturday, each week. (Why yes, it IS getting a little Jewitchy around here. Which definitely makes my grandmother happy.) Just something to keep in mind, and I will post it on the front page of my shop as a reminder!