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:

Blueberry Burn to keep unwanted influences away from you and your home.
Copal Burn to cleanse away negativity.
Frankincense Burn to remove unwanted influences.
Myrrh For protection and purification.
Pine Burn to reverse and return negative energy.
Rose Burn to reduce personal stress and restore calm to your home.
Sandalwood Burn for protection.
Spice A 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