BARBARA – SAINT BARBARA – protection against fires and lightning. She is also petitioned to help with matters involving healing and love.
The making of loose incense requires a good balance of ingredients in order to create the lasting, smoldering effect that incense is known for. Our loose incense is what is called “self-igniting,” meaning, we added in makko powder so that it will light on its own without having to burn it over charcoals. However, you may choose to burn it on charcoal disks along with other raw herbs, resins, flowers and barks.
Each type of incense incorporates the herbs and essential oils that were historically used for that specific magical purpose. Incense has been used for thousands of years for prayer, spiritual purposes, to scent the air, drive way insects, and for protection and purification. 1/3 cup of loose incense makes plenty of burnings.
The back label for each pack of our loose incense reads:
“Incense has been used throughout history to carry one’s prayer towards the heavens or to cleanse a space for ceremonial use. Exodus 30:1, “Thou shalt make an Altar to burn Incense on.” The oldest incenses were in loose form – combining tree resins, woods, and dried herbs or flowers. How to use: take a pinch of loose incense and form into a loose cone or mound shape on a fire safe dish or in sand. Light top of incense, blow out, and allow to continue to burn.”