Set up altar and circle, calling upon the elementals and deities, and use patchouli incense on the altar for the element of air. The herbs used are empowered by mixing them with the athame in a bowl and passing the bowl throught the representations of the elements as you call upon them to charge the herbs with their power. Salt for earth, candle flame (the Lady and the Lord candles) for fire, incense for air, and blessed water for water.
As the herbs are dropped into the hot water in the potpourri simmerer, say:
If using the candle method, drop the herbs into the flame and say:
With wand in hand, move it in a circular motion three times over the pot or candle, direct the energy into it, and say:
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