DIY Summer Solstice Incense Recipe

Written by Feather GardenBelle

What is the Summer Solstice?

Summer Solstice, Litha, Midsummer, Blessings, The Witchy Mommy

Marking the longest day of the year, the Summer Solstice is a time to celebrate the light and the beginning of summer.

On this Midsummer day, around June 21st, the sun is the closest to the earth and it's a time to catch some solar rays, and to enjoy the growth in and around us.

For many pagans the Midsummer, also known as Litha, is believed to be a magickal time, when the veil between this world and the next is thin.  

It's the perfect time to connect with the elements and to craft some homemade incense for your upcoming Midsummer ritual celebration. 

DIY Summer Solstice Incense Recipe

A loose incense blend to help you connect to the power of the sun! 

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1. Lemongrass

For creativity, purification, and happiness
With a bright and refreshing scent, Lemongrass is a powerful dual action herb and adds a kick to magical workings. It's great for removing obstacles and opening the road for new opportunity, creativity, and positive energies.

2. Cinnamon Bark

For abundance, love, and protection 
The stimulating effects of Cinnamon Bark help to increase one's personal power and success.

3. Ginger Root 

For energy and power
Ginger Root is spicy and powerful and is used in magick to bring heat and intensity to spells and rituals, making them even more effective! It's a very helpful herb for love and money spells.

4. Arabic Gum Resin 

For purification and sparkle
Arabic Gum Resin is purifying and encourages the flow of good energy into a space. Excellent at promoting high vibrational energy.

5. Orange Peel Powder

For joy and sunshine
The citrus scent of Orange brightens the spirit and is a symbol of good fortune.


Step 1: Gather and measure all of your ingredients.
1 part Lemongrass
1/2 part Cinnamon Bark
1/2 part Ginger Root 
Step 2: Grind all of your ingredients into a loose powder. Tip: When working with resins and barks, it's easier and faster to use a mini electric grinder. Save your hands!
Step 3: Store in a glass apothecary jar, in a cool, dark environment.

How to Burn Your Loose Incense

How to Burn Incense on a Charcoal Tablet
1. Use a heat-proof dish, such as a cauldron and fill with sand.
2. Place a charcoal tablet in your heat proof dish, on top of the sand, and light it. Tip: You may want to use some tongs to hold the charcoal while you light it, so you don't burn your fingers! 
3. When your charcoal tablet begins to spark and turn a gray color, it's ready to use. 
4. Sprinkle a small amount of your incense powder on top of the charcoal tablet and enjoy! 

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1 comment

  • Joanne Wolfe

    Just a wee bit of info, the summer solstice marks the mid point of summer. The holiday Bealtaine marks the beginnings of summer.

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