How to make Moon Incense
This incense is ued in many rituals and is a common spell componant. It is an incense of increase that is decievingly easy to make, use all of your focus and energy, your will and intention, while making this scent. You may find that this is one of the best powdered incenses youv'e ever made! It is used over charcoals (the ones specifically made for incense that come in rolls) or over a ritual fire.
Caution! Warning, if used over a ritual fire, flames will leap along the dust trail of this inscense powder! There will be sparks of incense outside of this trail of flames as well. This is an impressive effect, but dangerous if you are not practised at it. Start out small and toss around 1 teaspoon of it over the glowing coals or flames, all at once, don't trail the dust or sprinkle it. Stand away from the fire, and upwind. Use in areas that do not require burn permits, and have something to douse the fire nearby. Do not use if you are wearing gauzy or loose ritual robes and costumes. Be very careful! You are completley responsible for your actions.
Within three days prios to the actual full moon, gather the ingredients required, along with a mortar and pestle to blend them in. If desired, you can use your cauldron, and some sort of crushing or mixing tool.
2 Ounces (about grams) of the finest sandalwood powder you can find
4 Grams ( a marble sized nigget) of amber resin, not the stone form! The soft, sweet smelling resin that is often imported from india, available at health food stores and of course herb and occult shops.
3 Drops of vanilla extract, real vanilla extract is available at almost any grocery store.
Please note: This recipie is intended for outdoor rituals, If you will be using the moon insence inside, use 1/2 ounce of sandlewood powder instead of ounce and increase the amber from 5 grams to 10 grams.
Preferably outside, under the actual full moon, or indoors near a window where the moon is visible:
Fill the morter or cauldron with the sandlewood powder, and crush the amber into it with the pestle or tool of your choice. Use deosil (clockwise) blending motions, focus the energy of the full moon or if you are making the insence for a specific spell, focus on the goal of that spell alone. You can incorperate your favorite words of power and chant while doig this.
When the powder is smooth and consistant, add the vanilla, one drop at a time while saying your chosen chant, or the follwing will suffice in most cases;
Drop of moon, grant my boon.
Blend in the drops in the same way you blended in the amber resin. Place the mixture in a clear glass jar with an airtight lid, keep it away from heat, cold and moistire to avoid it getting damaged. You can charge it under the light of the full moon at any time after this, but always three days prior to it becoming full. The full moon light penetrarion is the reason for not storing this in an opaque jar, it is ready for use immediatly, but can be charged more if desired.