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This information was taken from the book "The Complete Book of Incense, Oils & Brews" by Scott Cunningham. I own this book, and highly recommend it for recipes to get you started. Please remember that many herbs are poisonous, so unless you know something to be a spice or food product, please consider it to be non-ingestible. Keep in mind that certain essential oils can burn or irritate skin (clove and cinnamon in particular) so do not apply these directly to skin.

Okay, here's the idea... You don't have to follow a spell letter perfect to get results. The most important thing is the intention. Yes, you do want to use herbs which are able to resonate with the intended change in environment that you want, and that's where the following lists come in handy.

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Planetary Substitutions (printable planetary)

promote healing, protection, success, illumination, magical power, physical energy and to end legal matters.
Acacia, Arabic Gum, Bay, Benzoin, Carnation, Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Citron, Copal, Frankincense, Juniper, Mastic Gum, Mistletoe, Oak, Orange, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Tangerine, Wood Aloe

promote sleep, prophetic dreams, psychic awareness, gardening, love, healing, fertility, peace, compassion, spirituality. Also helps with blends concerned for the family.
Calamus, Camphor, Coconut, Gardenia, Grape, Jasmine, Lemon, Lemon Balm, Lotus, Myrrh, Poppy Seed, Sandalwood, Willow

promote intelligence, eloquence, divination, study, self-improvement; to help overcome addictions, break negative habits; for travel, communication, wisdom.
Almond, Bergamot Mint, Caraway, Dill, Fennel, Lavender, Lemongrass, Lemon Verbena, Peppermint, Thyme

promote love, fidelity, reconciliation, interchanges, beauty, youth, joy, happiness, pleasure, luck, friendship, compassion, and meditation.
Apple blossom, cardamom, crocus, daisy, geranium (rose), heather, hyacinth, iris, licorice, lilac, magnolia, myrtle, orchid, orris, plumeria, rose, spearmint, stephanotis, sweet pea, tansy, thyme, tonka, tuberose, vanilla, violet willow, ylang-ylang

promote courage, aggression, healing after surgery, physical strength, politics, sexual energy, exorcism, protection and defensive magic.
allspice, asafoetida, basil, broom, coriander, cumin, deerstongue, dragon's blood, galangal, ginger, nettle, peppermint, pine, tobacco, woodruff, wormwood

promote spirituality, meditation, money, prosperity, and to settle legal matters
anise, cinquefoil, clove, honeysuckle, hyssop, maple, nutmeg, oakmoss, sage, sarsaparilla, sassafras, star anise, ti

promote protection, purification, longevity, exorcisms, vision, and endings, especially when concerned with the home
amaranth, bistort, comfrey, cypress, momosa, pansy, patchouly, tamarisk

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Elemental Substitutions (printable elemental)

Promote peace, fertility, money, business success, stability, growth, employment. (basically the material realm and grounding)
bistort, cypress, fern, honeysuckle, horehound, magnolia, mugwort, narcissus, oakmoss, patchouly, primorse, rhubarb, vervain, vetivert

promote communication, travel, intellect, eloquence, divination, freedom and wisdom
acacia, arabic gum, almond, anise, benzoin, bergamot mint, citron, lavender, lemongrass, lemon verbena, mace, marjoram, mastic gum, parsley, peppermint, sage, star anise

promote communication, defensive magic, physical strength, magical power, courage, will power and purification
Allspice, angelica, asafoetida, basil, bay, carnation, cedarwood, cinnamon, clove, copal, coriander, deerstongue, dill, dragon's blood, fennel, frankincense, galangal, garlic, grains of paradise, heliotrope, juniper, lime, marigold, nutmeg, orange, peppermint, rosemary, rose geranium, sassafras, tangerine, tobacco, woodruff

promote love, healing, peace, compassion, reconciliation, purification, friendship, de-stressing, sleep, dreams and psychism
apple blossom, balm (lemon) calamus, camomile, camphor, cardamom, catnip, cherry, coconut, comfrey, elder, eucalyptus, gardenia, heather, hyacinth, iris, jasmine, lemon, licorice, lilac, lily, lotus, myrrh, orchid, orris passion flower, peach, plumeria, rose, sandalwood, spearmint, stephanotis, sweet pea, tansy, thyme, tonka, vanilla, violet, ylang-ylang


Magical Intentions


Saturn, Fire

Love Venus, Water
Beauty Venus, Water Money, Wealth Jupiter, Earth
Courage Mars, Fire Peace Moon, Venus
Divination Mercury, Air Power Sun, Mars, Fire
Employment Sun, Jupiter, Earth Protection Sun, Mars, Fire
Energy Sun, Mars, Fire Psychism Moon, Water
Exorcism Sun, Fire Purification Saturn, Fire, Water
Fertility Moon, Earth Sex Mars, Venus, Fire
Friendships Venus, Water Sleep Moon, Water
Happiness Venus, Moon, Water Spirituality Sun, Moon, Water
Healing, Health Moon, Mars, Fire (to burn away disease), water Success Sun, Fire
Home Saturn, Earth, Water Travel Mercury, Air
Joy, Happiness Venus, Water Wisdom, Intelligence Mercury, Air

















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