Incense & Oils for Protection

This is a basic list of incense & oils that can be used in rituals, spells, and other magickal workings dedicated to protection & defense .  Fragrances followed by (O) are to be used as oils, the rest can be used as either an incense or an oil.

  • Copal
  • Cedar
  • Cinnamon
  • Juniper
  • Lilac
  • Pine
  • Sandalwood
  • Clove
  • Lime (O)
  • Peppermint
  • Petitgrain (O)
  • Myrrh
  • Lily
  • Rose Geranium
  • Gum Arabic
  • Dragon’s Blood
  • Rosemary
  • Anise
  • Eucalyptus
  • Lavender
  • Rose
  • Vetivert
  • Lotus
  • Verbena
  • Bay
  • Frankincense
  • Cypress
  • Orris
  • Basil
  • Black Pepper (O)
  • Niaouli (O)

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The following fragrances had very specific ways of being used so I added that information here:

BlueberryBurn to keep unwanted influences away from you and your home.
CopalBurn to cleanse away negativity.
FrankincenseBurn to remove unwanted influences.
MyrrhFor protection and purification.
PineBurn to reverse and return negative energy.
RoseBurn to reduce personal stress and restore calm to your home.
SandalwoodBurn for protection.
SpiceA fiery multi-purpose fragrance that can be used for protection.

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Recommended Brands:
  • From Astral Sea & Eye of the Day: Protection.
  • From White Light Pentacles: The Medieval Mix Resin Incense

Note:  These recommendations date back to when I owned my pagan store (1999-2001).  The recommended brands may have additional fragrances that can also be useful.  Some fragrances may have been discontinued.  Incense & Oils for Protection