Basic Herbal Fumigation
Burning specific herbs provides magickal and spiritual antiseptic effects. These herbs include: aloes wood, benzoin resin, bloodroot, cajeput, cinnamon, cloves, dragon’s blood resin, eucalyptus, frankincense, garlic, harmel (Syrian rue), juniper, mastic, mugwort, myrrh, onions, rosemary, sage(especially white sage), Saint John’s Wort, sandalwood, thyme, wormwood and yarrow. Burn them alone or in any combination.
Many of these plants also radiate a protective aura: maintaining them as a presence, particularly as living plants but also as direct amulets, can only be beneficial. Whatever else these plants do (any many, such as frankincense, dragon’s bood and wormwood are extremely versatile magickally), they alway radiate a cleansing, purifying aura. Although certain methods of our intensify their cleansing effect, those effects are constant: the more these herbs are used, the more consistent their cleansing power.