Recipes for incenses, soaps, oils and other types of recipes that I may come across that can be used for the Midsummer season!

Litha/Summer Solstice Diffuser Blend

  • 4 Drops Orange Essential Oil
  • 3 Drops Rose Essential Oil
  • 2 Drops Patchouli Essential Oil

Midsummer Incense 1

  • 2 parts Sandalwood
  • 1 part Mugwort
  • 1 part Chamomile
  • 1 part Gardenia petals
  • a few drops Rose oil
  • a few drops Lavender oil
  • a few drops Yarrow oil


Midsummer Oil

  • 4 drops lavender oil
  • 3 drops Rosemary oil
  • 1 drop Pine Oil
  • Use Sunflower oil as your base here


Midsummer Incense 2

  • 3 parts Frankincense
  • 2 parts Benzoin
  • 1 part Dragon's Blood
  • 1 part Thyme
  • 1 part Rosemary
  • 1 pinch Vervain
  • a few drops Red Wine


Summer Solstice Ritual Potpourri

Recipe by Gerina Dunwich

  • 45 drops lemon or lavender oil
  • 1 cup oak moss
  • 2 cups dried lavender
  • 2 cups dried wisteria
  • 2 cups dried verbena


Mix the lemon or lavender oil with the oak moss, and then add the remaining ingredients. Stir the potpourri well and store in a tightly covered ceramic or glass container.

(The above recipe for "Summer Solstice Ritual Potpourri" is quoted directly from Gerina Dunwich's book "The Wicca Spellbook: A Witch's Collection of Wiccan Spells, Potions and Recipes", page 162, A Citadel Press Book, Carol Publishing Group, 1994/1995)

Midsummer Incense 3

  • 3 parts Frankincense
  • 2 parts Sandalwood
  • 3 parts Mugwort
  • 2 parts Rose
  • 2 parts Chamomile
  • 1 part Lavender
  • ½ part Rue


Midsummer Incense 4

  • 1 part marigold petals
  • 1 part orange peel
  • 3 parts red sandalwood
Recipe created by Anna Franklin and can be found on her webpage.

Midsummer Soap

  • 1 cup grated unscented soap
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 1 tbsp. apricot oil
  • 1 tbsp. mugwort flowers
  • 1/2 tbsp. chamomile
  • 6 drops lavender oil
  • 6 drops rose oil
  • 3 drops sandalwood oil


Place grated soap in a heat-proof non-metallic container and add the hot water and apricot oil. Leave until it is cool enough to handle, and then mix together with your hands. If the soap is floating on the water, add more soap. Leave to sit for 10 minutes, mixing occasionally, until the soap is soft and mushy. Once the soap, water, and oil are blended completely, add the dry ingredients. Once the mixture is cool, then add the essential oils (essential oils evaporate quickly in heat). Enough essential oils should be added to overcome the original scent of the soap. Blend thoroughly and then divide the soap mixture into four to six pieces. Squeeze the soaps, removing as much excess water as possible into the shape you desire, and tie in a cheesecloth. Hang in a warm, dry place until the soap is completely hard and dry.

Recipe adapted from Kate West's The Real Witches' Kitchen Sabbat Soap recipe.

Litha Incense 5

  • 2 parts Sandalwood
  • 1 part Wormwood
  • 1 part Chamomile
  • 1 part Rose petals
  • a few drops jasmine oil
  • a few drops lavender oil
From The Real Witches' Kitchen by Kate West

Litha Oil 2

  • 5 drops Orange Oil
  • 4 drops Lavender Oil
  • 3 drops Ylang-Ylang Oil
  • 2 drops Sunflower Oil