Mabon is one of those sabbats that is both so innately witchy and so easy to overlook. On the one hand, most of us have been excited about fall for at least a month so although we culturally call this the “first day of fall”, it seems like it’s been here for a while. On the other, for those of us in warmer climates, Pumpkin Spice Lattes might be here but the weather hasn’t really turned yet so we’re caught in a weird summer-fall limbo.
I’ve been diffusing this blend for a few weeks now to get me in just the right fall spirit. It smells so warm and cozy and it makes me want to start baking, just in time for the Witch’s Thanksgiving!
Mabon Diffuser Blend
- 6 drops Clove
- 4 drops Frankincense
- 3 drops Cedarwood
Clove is the star of this show. When experimenting with this blend, I was hesitant at first to use clove, as it has such a strong scent that I usually associate with Yule. However, mixed with the other more autumn-scents, it really makes me think of fall leaves and pumpkin everything. Magickally associated with protection and exorcism, this sweet, spicy oil is perfect for banishing negativity from your Mabon table.
Frankincense is connected with spiritual endeavors of all kinds, as well as success and protection. I really like to diffuse this oil for rituals and when doing magick because it feels so magickal in and of itself. Plus, the warm, spicy scent is perfect for autumn.
Cedarwood is my favorite purifying herb and oil, as I much prefer the scent over sage. It’s nice for fall because it lends a woodsy element to this blend that might otherwise just smell like cookies!
What scents do you associate with Mabon and the autumn equinox?