Witch's Broom

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

Samhain Diffuser Blend

  •  4 Drops Cinnamon Essentially Oil
  • 3 Drops Sage Essential Oil
  • 2 Drops Ginger Oil



Samhain Incense 1

  • 1 tsp. crushed Mugwort Leaves
  • 1 tsp. Frankincense Tears (small resin chunks)
  • 1 tsp. Myrrh Resin (small chunks)
  • 2 tsp. crushed Rosemary Leaves


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Samhain Oil

  • 3 drops Rosemary oil
  • 3 drops Pine oil
  • 3 drops Bay oil
  • 3 drops Apple oil
  • 2 drops Patchouli oil
  • Use almond oil as the base


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Samhain Incense 2

  • 2 tsp. frankincense
  • 2 tsp. sandalwood
  • 2 tsp. poppy seeds
  • 1 tsp. gum arabic
  • 1 tsp. myrrh
  • ½ tsp. bay
  • ½ tsp. thyme
  • ¼ tsp. jasmine flowers
  • ¼ tsp. rose petals
From The Real Witches' Kitchen by Kate West

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Samhain Ritual Potpourri

by Gerina Dunwich

  • 45 drops patchouli oil
  • 1 cup oak moss
  • 2 cups dried apple blossoms
  • 2 cups dried heather flowers
  • 1 cup dried and chopped apple peel
  • 1 cup dried pumpkin seeds
  • ½ cup dried and chopped mandrake root


Mix the patchouli 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 "Samhain 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)

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Samhain Incense 3

  • 3 tsp. Rosemary
  • 3 tsp. Pine
  • 3 tsp. Bay
  • 3 tsp. Apple
  • 2 drops Patchouli Oil


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Samhain Incense 4

  • 1 tsp. rowan berries
  • 1 tsp. blackthorn wood
  • ½ tsp. galangal
  • ½ tsp. chervil
  • ½ tsp. vervain
  • ½ tsp. parsley
  • 3 tsp. myrrh


Blend together and burn on charcoal

Recipe created by Anna Franklin and can be found on her webpage.

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Samhain Soap

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


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.

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Samhain Incense 5

  • 3 tsp. frankincense
  • 2 tsp. sandalwood
  • 2 tsp. mugwort
  • 1 tsp. sage
  • ½ tsp. nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp. lavender  

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