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


Yule Diffuser Blend

  • 5 Drops Pine Essential Oil
  • 3 Drops Peppermint Essential Oil
  • 4 Drops Cinnamon Essential Oil



Yule Incense 1

  • 2 parts Frankincense
  • 2 parts Pine needles or resin
  • 1 part Cedar
  • 1 part Juniper berries



Yule Oil

  • 2 drops Cinnamon oil
  • 2 drops Clove oil
  • 1 drop Mandarin oil
  • 1 drop Pine oil
  • 2 drops Frankincense
  • 2 drops Myrrh oil.


Yule Incense 2

  • 3 parts Frankincense
  • 2 parts Sandalwood
  • 2 part Chamomile
  • 1 part Ginger
  • 1/2 part Sage
  • A few drops of Cinnamon oil



Winter Solstice Ritual Potpourri

Recipe by Gerina Dunwich

  • 20 drops musk oil
  • 25 drops pine oil
  • 1 cup oak moss
  • 2 cups dried mistletoe
  • 1 cup dried poinsettia flowers
  • 1 cup dried bayberries
  • 1/2 cup dried rosemary
  • 1/2 cup dried holly leaves and berries
  • 3 crushed pinecones


Mix the musk and pine oils 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 "Yule 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)


Yule Incense 3

  • 3 parts Pine needles or resin
  • 3 parts Cedar
  • 1 part Bayberry
  • 1 part Cinnamon



Yule Incense 4

  • 3 parts frankincense
  • A few drops orange oil
  • A few drops juniper oil
  • 1 part crushed juniper berries
  • ½ part mistletoe


Method Blend together and burn on charcoal.

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


Yule Soap

  • 1 cup grated unscented soap
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 1 tbsp. apricot oil
  • 1 tbsp. chamomile
  • 1/2 tbsp. rosemary
  • 1/2 tbsp. ginger
  • 6 drops frankincense oil
  • 6 drops myrrh oil
  • 3 drops cinnamon 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.


Yule Incense 5

  • 2 part frankincense
  • 2 parts pine needles
  • 1 part cedar
  • 1 partjuniper berries
  • ¼ part cinnamon
  • ¼ part nutmeg
  • ¼ part ginger
  • ¼ part orange peel


From The Real Witches' Kitchen by Kate West