Best Incense To Cleanse Your Athame

Best Incense To Cleanse Your Athame

We at witchAF Honor The Queen of the Witches, Hecate / Hekate.

When I asked her for guidance on writing this post, she kept singing her praises of frankincense and myrrh. I asked several times to make sure. Why would she want me or Witches in our community to work with these ancient incenses?

The funeral rites require them, my dear.

What better incense to use for an Athame? What does an Athame do for you a Witch? Slay of course. What does She slay?

  • Ill intentions of others.
  • Laziness in ourselves.
  • Confusion and Depression.
  • Illness and death.
  • Negative Witchcraft
  • Sickness
  • Loneliness

Our Witches Athame is a strong shoulder of protection for most rituals and rites. Her double or single edge blades cut through the veil, allowing our will to be manifest.

Casting a circle with an Athame sends a fiery blue blaze at the edges of your circle, where Hecate lives. Her powerful energies deserve ancient healing smoke from The Gods.


After preparing your Athame with these ancient incense, you may integrate others with RED and Silver colors into your rituals.

You may buy store bought incense or dry fruit and or herbs and burn them as well.

Some examples are:

Twigs from non poisonous trees and shrubs.

Rose petals

Dried apples

Dried oranges



Dragons Blood

Cinnamon Sticks

A popular VooDoo / HooDoo incense herbs are:

Angelica Root, Arabic Gum, Basil, Benzoin Gum, Bergamont, Borage Leaf, Catnip, Cedar, Chamomile Flowers, Chaste Tree Berries, Cinnamon, Clove, Comfrey, Copal Resin, Coriander Seed, Cumin, Dandelion Root, Dill Weed, Dong Quai, Echinacea, Elder Berries, Fennel Seed, Feverfew, Flax Seed, Frankincense Tears, Ginger, Ginko Biloba, Gotu Kola, Guarana Seed, Hawthorn, Hibiscus, Hops, Horsetail, Hyssop, Jasmine Flowers, Juniper Berries, Kelp, Lavender, Lemon Balm, Lemongrass, Licorice Root, Mandrake, Marigold Flowers, Motherwort, Mugwort, Mullein Leaf, Myrrh Gum, Nettle Leaf, Oregano, Orris Root, Parsley, Patchouli, Peppermint Leaf, Raspberry Leaf, Red Clover, Red Pepper, Rosebuds & Petals, Rose Hips, Rosemary Leaf, Sage Leaf, St. John’s Wort, Sandalwood, Sassafras Root, Sea Salt, Slippery Elm Bark, Spearmint Leaf, Stevia, Thyme, Valerian Root, Vervain, White Sage, Yarrow, Yellow Dock, Yerba Mate, Yucca Root.

Order all of these herbs as a complete kit below.

Of course, if you can grow your own herbs, cut under the new moon, dry for 6 to 8 weeks, then powder them by mortar and pestle, this is always the best. The work you put into these plants will come back to you in fruitful ways. Witchcraft is all about intent and energies. Bonding with these powerful incense can only bring more magic into the Witchcraft practice. When living things willingly die for your magical uses, you ask for their energies to compound, to multiply in the dried plant material. When burned, smoked, infused with boiling hot water or even taken in capsule form, those intensified powers can be very healing.

What herbs are you building a relationship with and why? Which would you recommend to clear and cleanse magical tools? Comment below.

Blessings to you!

witch AF admin.


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