Yule Recipes for Rituals

Winter Wolf

Merry meet all,

Here is a incense recipe for Yule. You can use this recipe as you perform your Yule ritual, whether in a coven or by yourself. 

YULE INCENSE

  • 3 parts frankincense
  • 2 parts sandalwood
  • 2 parts chamomile
  • 1 part ginger
  • 1/2 part sage
  • a few drops of cinnamon oil

YULE OIL

  • 2 drops cinnamon oil
  • 2 drops clove oil
  • 1 drop mandarin oil
  • 1 drop pine oil

YULE SMUDGE

  • Pine for health
  • Bayberry for wealth
  • Cedar for protection
  • Bay for wisdom
  • Dried apple for love
  • Dried orange peel for happiness

YULE SIMMERING POTPOURRI

Add to a pot and allow to simmer. The fragrance will make your home smell beautiful and wintry. This gets you in the mood for a Yule celebration. 

Enjoy Yule with these festive recipes!

Blessed Be,

Lady Spiderwitch )O(

Winter Solstice Incense

Yule Jar

Merry meet all,

It’s ten days till Winter Solstice. 

Here is an awesome recipe for winter incense so you can enjoy the fresh invigorating scent of winter indoors. 

  • 2 parts Juniper berries
  • 2 parts mugwort
  • 1 part cedar
  • 1 part pine resin
  • 1 part laurel leaves
  • 1 part chopped sweetgrass
  • 1/2 part rosemary

Add the ingredients together slowly. Measure carefully and be sure to put your intent into your magickal working. Stir deosil. Charge your incense with an incantation like this:

We celebrate the sun’s return, we celebrate life, death and rebirth, cold winter nights rule the sky. Let these herbs bless this wintry time. Blessed Be.

Store your incense in a clean, dry, and labeled jar. When you use the incense, keep the burner temperature on warm not hot. Avoid scalding the incense. Enjoy your winter incense. 

If you want to offer winter incense to your pagan friends, tie a ribbon around the jar, make a prettier label, and work in a cinnamon stick and pine bough into the ribbon. Perhaps you could find a wooden spoon to add to the jar. 

Blessed Be,

Lady Spiderwitch

 

Correspondences of Yule

Merry Meet All,

Yule is a merry and festive season. You will want to celebrate knowing all of the correspondences for Yule. Here they are but feel free to be inventive.

CANDLES
Candles in red, white, and green colors would be appropriate. Try pilar or taper shaped candles and layer holly or ivy around them for a rustic look. Incorporate a sunwheel to symbolize the returning of the sun.

HERBS
Herbs for Yule are mistletoe, holly, ivy, balsam and fir, pine needles, oak leaves, cinnamon, bay laurel, frankincense and myrrh, nutmeg and cloves, and dried orange peel. To dry orange peel, save the peel from those delicious mandarin oranges. Scatter the one-inch orange peel pieces on a cookie sheet and place in the oven at 150%. Remove from oven after three hours and let dry overnight. Store in a sealed container. Place in a blender to create a powder.

STONES
Amethyst, clear quartz, citrine, diamond, jet, kunzite, ruby, and sodalite. You can also choose gemstones that correspond with the cool colors of winter.

PREPARING YOUR ALTAR
Use royal shades of colors for your altar. Consider the cool shades of winter with the warmth of evergreen. Use bayberry, pine, spruce, spice, cedar and cinnamon incense. Mix it together and combine to make a herbal sachet. Decorate your altar with holly, ivy, pine and pine cones, and ash twigs in the cauldrons. Nine woods in the cauldron go!

Bayberry, ginger, rosemary, saffron, sage, sandalwood are all appropriate for Yule.

COLORS
Gold, green, red, silver and white.

TOOLS, SYMBOLS, AND DECORATIONS
Candles, evergreen boughs, holly, Yule logs, sunwheels, wreaths, bells, wassailing cup and bowl. Some altar decorations can be athames, pine cones, wreaths and sunwheels. Use something that could represent the Sun God.

GODDESSES
The Great Mother, the Snow Queen, Persephone, Rhiannon, Morrigan, Freya, and Demter.

GODS
Sun Child, Odin, the Oak King, and the Holly King.

I hope this helps you enjoy the festive season of Yule!
Blessed Be,
Lady Spiderwitch