Resins when burned, emit a holy smoke and beautiful fragrance that is though to clear negative energies, allows connections with our higher consciousness, spiritual realms and Increase vibrations to a higher level. They are also used to heal, balance and protect our physical and energetic bodies. The oldest form of incense, used across many continents in ancient times as in now. Taken from trees, a small cut is made into the bark of the tree, allowing the sap to rise and dry forming the resin, or sometimes they are formed from the bark itself.
They may be burnt in a censer or cauldron on top of a smouldering charcoal disc, or atop an oil burner to gently release the aromas. Be mindful though, these get sticky and very hot, so please don’t poke with your finger as you are likely to find a glob of burning hot glue stuff stuck to your skin. Thankfully I am not talking from experience, but I have watched how they turn into some form of treacle goo! So be careful if you have kiddies or pets about and never leave it burning unattended.
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Amber: A resin with a sunny disposition, bringing cheer, light and hope. It’s worn as jewellery for the same reason, clearing the solar plexus chakra to allow joy into ones life. A fab one for healing incenses and spells, with the ability to preserve magick for longer term goals. It’s is said to prevent all change, both good and bad so bear this in mind if you are using this for situational magick, especially if you are currently in a bad position and need to get out of it - this is not a transformational resin. Imbues the strength of the Sun for all endeavours. Use for any sun related ritual, spells or Sabbat and as an offering to Sun deities.
Deities: Any Sun deities, such as Ra, Sol, Étaín, Hepa, Helios, Istanu, Hyperion, Arinna, Ainé, Belenos, Olwen, Macha
Benzoin: Has becomes quite popular recently, with research looking into its antimicrobial properties. This is Styrax, of which has a few varieties and not to be confused with Storax (see below). It has cleansing properties which prove useful in healing spells of any kind, with this property in mind can also be utilised in purifying and protection. When teamed with frankincense and myrrh, can hex-break and remove unwanted energies/ entities. Scent has a vanilla tone to it, which is useful in raising vibrations and re-energising. Crushed and added to magical inks can be used for drawing sigils or writing spells for extra oomph. Warmed (not too hot - remember the warning I gave) benzoin can be placed on wish envelopes to seal them.
Planet: Sun & Mars
Day: Sunday & Tuesday
Deities: Aries, Ra, Mars,
Copal: Lighter and airier than some resins, with properties to assist in raising energy for divination and spiritual exploits, for an extra kick use with a base such as sandalwood. Has purifying attributes which when combined with other purifying resins such as frankincense proves useful for clearing your space prior to rituals, spells or divination. Use for spells associated with Sunday’s attributes. Use to honour any deity, especially those relating to the Sun.
Deities: Any Sun deities, such as Ra, Sol, Lugh, Étaín, Hepa, Helios, Istanu, Hyperion, Arinna, Ainé, Belenos, Olwen
Dragon's blood is thought to add potency to spell work, this scent is derived from numerous plant genus; Croton, Dracaena, Daemononorops, Calamus rotang and Pterocarpus. Normally bright red in colour (hence the name) it was used in medieval ritual magick and alchemy. Uses include money, love and protection spells and as an incense to cleanse a space of negative entities or influence. The resin can be crushed into powder and mixed with high strength alcohol (such as rubbing alcohol) to create an ink for creating sigils, spells or anointing your candles. This bright red, powdered resin, unquestionably reminiscent of blood, has long been revered for its magical potency. In accordance with the doctrine of signatures it was used as a substitute for blood and thought to possess some of the same qualities. Its protective powers were thought to make heroes invincible and to neutralise negative energies. It can also be used in the darker side of Magick, for example wrath, banishment and torment.
Deities: Mars, Ares, Hecate, Isis, Aphrodite ( deities are dependent on the type of spell work)
Frankincense: A staple for the cabinet, used as a base for any incense or mixes and use before any spell work. A warming scent can be used to uplift and reduce anxiety, so especially good during meditation to relax. Draws in good energy, whilst repelling the negative, which makes it great for tool consecration and purifying your space. A great all rounder, it can be used in place of other resins if you don’t have them available.
Deities: Osiris, Isis, Brighid, Cerridwen, Ra, Sol, Helios Étaín, Hepa, Istanu, Hyperion, Arinna, Ainé, Belenos, Olwen, Macha
Moon Magic: A secret blend of a variety of resins to use during your moon based rituals or Magick. Burn in honour of your Moon based or feminine deities.
Myrrh: A feminine resin, associated with love magick, not the quick kind but one to promote peaceful, safe and longer lasting love. Use in preservation magick to maintain your intentions. When mixed with frankincense raises the vibration of a space, which proves useful during divination and trance work or consecrating your tools prior to magick. Burn to form a boundary during psychic exploits to prevent other unwanted forces from interrupting, therefore offering protection. If using during spirit work make sure you have a direct descendant or item present from the spirit person you are trying to contact. Use for Moon based Magick and Full Moon rituals.
Deities: Any female deities, such as Freya, Isis, Brighid, Rhiannon, Tara, Selene, Diana
Red Sandalwood: Sacred and used throughout time in Asian cultures as an honorary wood to deities, with effigies often being carved from the wood. Red Sandalwood has many spiritual uses and is a great magical addition to spells and rituals. This wood is peaceful, healing, grounding, and protective. It benefits spells and rituals by promoting a deeper relaxed state of mind and raises your vibration. It can be burned as sacred offering to your Deities or Ancestors. Red Sandalwood is also burned to banish negativity, afford protection, assist healing, for cleansing & purification, clairvoyance, psychic visions, love, attraction, blessings, wish magic, astral travel, meditation and to promote spiritual awareness. A great one to burn whilst meditating to reach higher vibrations and to balance the chakra. In American folk magick, the wood chips are added to mojo bags for safety, security, and peace of mind. So this has a multitude of uses! Although it has very little scent it is a good addition to incense blends to keep it burning for longer periods. Indeed the wood when macerated in alcohol, releases dye which can be used as magical ink.
In Short: Cleansing/Clearing/ Protection, Love, Meditation, Raises Vibrations, Ancestral & Deity Honouring, Clairvoyant Pursuits,
Planet: Jupiter and Venus
Sign: Virgo and Sagittarius
Deities: Venus, Aphrodite, Freya, Isis, Brighid, Rhiannon, Tara
GOLOKA RESINS: These neat little baggies come ready mixed for intention! Containing a different variety of resin in each bag suited to a particular purpose (see types available), they come with label and in a baggie weighing approximately 30g.
PROTECTION Resin: Contains a mixture of Olibanum gum (Boswellia papyrifera), Myrrh gum (Commiphora Myrrha) and Benzoin gum (Styrax benzoin). This one is ideal for clearing your space from unwanted energy, in banishment magick and burning whilst you do psychic workings to protect you from psychic attacks.
CHAKRA RESIN: Release tensions, promote healing and increase energy across all chakra with this blend of resins. Raise your vibrations during meditation and Magick by burning this resin as you do so. “Pure fragrance to abide within the Divine Spirit”. A variety of resins added to a base of Frankincense. 60g sealed tin.
Tins: Resins come in 30ml aluminium tins, which have the added bonus of being able to be reused!
Boxed: Come in a wooden box measuring 6cm x 4cm, with lattice work decoration.
Charcoal discs are ideal for lighting resins, loose incense or herbal blends. The disc should be placed in a fireproof bowl before lighting (perhaps your cauldron?!) and allow it heat up until a layer of ash forms as a crust (a bit like BBQ coals), before sprinkling incense, resin or fragranced powder over it. Great for clearing a space, setting intention, ritual and Magick work. Teamed with one or two of the resins available above, they are sure to set your intentions!