Category Archives: Beltane (May Day)

Beltane – Incense, Oil and Soap Recipes

Incense, Oil and Soap Recipes

Beltane Incense 1
3 tsp. Frankincense
2 tsp. Sandalwood
1 tsp. Benzoin
1 tsp. Cinnamon
a few drops Patchouli essential oil

Beltane Incense 2
3 tsp. Frankincense
2 tsp. Sandalwood
1 tsp. Woodruff
1 tsp. Rose Petals
a few drops Jasmine Oil
a few drops of Rose Oil

Beltane Incense 3
3 tsp. Frankincense
2 tsp. Sandalwood
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. rose
1/2 tsp. dried orange peel
1/2 tsp. dried strawberry

Beltane Incense 4
4 tsp. frankincense
½ tsp. sorrel
1 tsp. hawthorn flowers
½ tsp. primrose flowers
½ tsp. apple blossom
1 tsp. oak bark

Beltane Incense 5
3 tsp. frankincense
2 tsp. sandalwood
1 tsp. rose petals
1 tsp. vanilla (or a few drops of vanilla extract or essential oil)
a few drops jasmine oil
a few drops neroli oil

Beltane Incense 6
2 tsp. Frankincense
2 tsp. Myrrh
1 tsp. Benzoin Gum
1 tsp. Red Copal
1 tsp. Lavender
1 tsp. Night Blooming Jasmine Flowers
1 tsp. Rose Petals
1 tsp. Sandalwood

Beltaine Oil
5 drops rose oil,
2 drops Dragon’s blood,
3 drops coriander oil.
Use almond oil as a base here

Beltaine Oil 2
5 drops Rose
1 drop Lavendar
1 drop musk
4 drops Jasmine

Beltaine Soap
1 cup grated unscented soap
1/4 cup hot water
1 tbsp. apricot oil
1 tbsp. lemon balm or lemon thyme
1/2 tbsp. rose flowers
6 drops frankincense oil
6 drops sandalwood oil
3 drops cinnamon oil

Place grated soap in a heat-proof non-metallic container and add the hot water and apricot oil. Leave until it is cool enough to handle, and then mix together with your hands. If the soap is floating on the water, add more soap. Leave to sit for 10 minutes, mixing occasionally, until the soap is soft and mushy. Once the soap, water, and oil are blended completely, add the dry ingredients. Once the mixture is cool, then add the essential oils (essential oils evaporate quickly in heat). Enough essential oils should be added to overcome the original scent of the soap. Blend thoroughly and then divide the soap mixture into four to six pieces. Squeeze the soaps, removing as much excess water as possible into the shape you desire, and tie in a cheesecloth. Hang in a warm, dry place until the soap is completely hard and dry.

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Beltane Correspondences

Correspondences

Beltane (May 1): Beltane is associated with dark green, the bale fire, the sacred marriage, and the Gibbous Moon lunar phase.

Animals: Swallow, dove, swan, Cats, lynx, leopard

Deities: Flower Goddesses, Divine Couples, Deities of the Hunt, Aphrodite, artemis, Bast, Diana, Faunus, Flora, Maia, Pan, the Horned God, Venus, and all Gods and Goddesses who preside over fertility.Tools: broom, May Pole, cauldron

Stones/Gems: emerald, malachite, amber, orange carnelian, sapphire, rose quartz

Colors: green, soft pink, blue, yellow, red, brown

Herbs and Flowers: almond tree/shrub, ash, broom, cinquefoil, clover, Dittany of Crete, elder, foxglove, frankincense, honeysuckle, rowan, sorrel, hawthorn, ivy, lily of the valley, marigold, meadowsweet, mint, mugwort, thyme, woodruff may be burned; angelica, bluebells, daisy, hawthorn, ivy, lilac, primrose, and rose may be decorations, st. john’s wort, yarrow, basically all flowers.

Incense: frankincense, lilac, rose.

Symbols and Decorations: maypole, strings of beads or flowers, ribbons, spring flowers, fires, fertility, growing things, ploughs, cauldrons of flowers, butterchurn, baskets, eggs

Food: dairy, bread, cereals, oatmeal cakes, cherries, strawberries, wine, green salads.

Beltane or Beltaine

Beltane or Beltaine

Also known as: May Day, Bealtaine, Beltane, Bhealtainn, Bealtinne, Festival of Tana (Strega), Giamonios, Rudemass, and Walburga (Teutonic), Cetsamhain (opposite Samhain),Fairy Day ,Sacred Thorn Day, Rood Day, Roodmas (the Christian term for Rood Day, Old Beltane, Beltain, Baltane, Walpurgis Night, Floriala (Roman feast of flowers from April 29 to May 1), Walpurgisnacht (Germanic-feast of St. Walpurga), Thrimilce (Anglo-saxon), Bloumaand (Old Dutch)

Date: May 1

Animals: Swallow, dove, swan, Cats, lynx, leopard

Deities: Flower Goddesses, Divine Couples, Deities of the Hunt, Aphrodite,

artemis, Bast, Diana, Faunus, Flora, Maia, Pan, the Horned God, Venus, and all Gods and Goddesses who preside over fertility.Tools: broom, May Pole, cauldronStones/Gems: emerald, malachite, amber, orange carnelian, sapphire, rose quartzColors: green, soft pink, blue, yellow, red, brown

Herbs and Flowers: almond tree/shrub, ash, broom, cinquefoil, clover, Dittany of Crete, elder, foxglove, frankincense, honeysuckle, rowan, sorrel, hawthorn, ivy, lily of the valley, marigold, meadowsweet, mint, mugwort, thyme, woodruff may be burned; angelica, bluebells, daisy, hawthorn, ivy, lilac, primrose, and rose may be decorations, st. john’s wort, yarrow, basically all flowers.

Incense: frankincense, lilac, rose.

Symbols and Decorations: maypole, strings of beads or flowers, ribbons, spring flowers, fires, fertility, growing things, ploughs, cauldrons of flowers, butterchurn, baskets, eggs

Food: dairy, bread, cereals, oatmeal cakes, cherries, strawberries, wine, green salads.

Activities and Rituals: fertilize, nurture and boost existing goals, games, activities of pleasure, leaping bonfires, making garlands, May Pole dance, planting seeds, walking one’s property, feasting

Wiccan mythology: sexual union and/or marriage of the Goddess and God

It’s association with fire also makes Beltaine a holiday of purification.

Wiccan weddings are frequently held on or around Beltaine

Source: paganpages.org