AMERICAN WEDDINGS BLOG
Published: Saturday, May. 1st, 2021
This Beltane-inspired incense mix produces a warm earthy scent with bright citrus and sweet floral notes, and brings to mind (and heart!) the abundance and passion associated with this ancient Spring fire festival.
Whether you’re using this incense as part of a ritual or spell, or simply want to add a memorable touch to your marriage ceremony, this magic mix works perfectly.
Be sure to try out this combination before your wedding day to make sure you love it. Give yourself time to experiment with the amounts of each ingredient you use in order to customize your scent, and remember that you can remove or substitute any ingredient on this list, depending on what you want to achieve.
Add these ingredients -- either as dried and crushed herbs, or as an oil or resin -- to a heat-proof bowl or electric incense burner, whichever method you prefer for loose incense. (And if you’ve never burned loose incense before, a quick internet search will answer all your questions!)
Then visit our Ceremony Script Library for more inspiration. We have sample scripts and templates for all kinds of ceremonies, including Pagan and inter-religious handfastings and short nonreligious wedding scripts.
Frankincense : associated with clarity, mindfulness, the element fire, and the Sun, and has an earthy, balsamic scent
Myrrh : associated with serenity, healing, life energy, and the element water, and has a balanced woody scent
Lavender : associated with intuition, love, imagination, devotion, and the element air, and has an earthy floral scent
Lemon Peel : associated with clarity, good fortune, hope, and the element water, and has a bright citrus scent
Star Anise : associated with awareness, luck, spring, and the element air, and smells like sweet licorice
Rose : associated with love, friendship, passion, and the element earth, and has a sweet floral scent
Mugwort : associated with psychic vision, imagination, protection, healing, the element earth, and the Moon, and has an earthy, grassy smell
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