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The name for the festival of the Spring Equinox in Druidry is Alban Eilir, meaning the “The Light of the Earth”.

As the Sun grows warmer, so life begins to show through the soil. Plants are seen by some as inanimate greenery with no actual feelings and life force. But Druids see life in all living things, from rocks and stones, to rivers and springs, plants and trees – all life is sacred.

Have you ever thought about how you recognise the beginning of Spring? Is it the plant life? The weather? How does a plant know when it is time to grow? It cannot tell the time or see a calendar. Yet it knows. If it has senses, then it has consciousness, if it has consciousness then it is more than an inanimate life form. So it is the return of life to the Earth that is celebrated at Alban Eilir, the time of balance. [1]

The Incense blend has been carefully developed using all natural ingredients including 9 Herbs,  9 Essential Oils and 3 Wood Powders that are sacred or significant to the time of Alban Eilir.

Click the Ingredients tab above to find out which ingredients were included in the making of this blend.

The incense sticks are 19cm long and come in small (1.5mm diameter) in a pack of 27 or large (3.5mm diameter) in a pack of 11. The incense coils are 55mm in diameter and have a burn length of 300mm and come in a pack of 7.

Why not try some with a Sample Pack!

You may also like our Alban Eilir Oil Blend.

[1] https://druidry.org/druid-way/teaching-and-practice/druid-festivals/spring-equinox-alban-eilir


The following 9 Herbs & Resins were used in the large incense stick recipe.

Benzoin Sumatra (Styrax benzoin) Benzoin Sumatra (Styrax benzoin)
Blue Flag Root (Iris versicolour) Blue Flag Root (Iris versicolour)
Calendula Petals (Calendula officinalis) Calendula Petals (Calendula officinalis)
Dandelion Flowers (Taraxacum officinalis) Dandelion Flowers (Taraxacum officinalis)
Jasmine Flowers (Jasminum officinale) Jasmine Flowers (Jasminum officinale)
Lemon Verbena (Alousia triphylla) Lemon Verbena (Alousia triphylla)
Rose Petals (Rosa centifolia) Rose Petals (Rosa centifolia)
Scots Pine Resin (Pinus sylvestris) Scots Pine Resin (Pinus sylvestris)
Violet Leaf (Viola odorata) Violet Leaf (Viola odorata)

The following 9 Essential Oils were used in this incense recipe.

Birch – Sweet (Betula lental) Birch – Sweet (Betula lental)
Calendula (Calendula officinalis) Calendula (Calendula officinalis)
Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens)
Honeysuckle (Lonicera periclymenum) Honeysuckle (Lonicera periclymenum)
Jasmine Absolute (Jasminium sambac) Jasmine Absolute (Jasminium sambac)
Lemon Myrtle (Backhousia citriodora) Lemon Myrtle (Backhousia citriodora)
Mimosa – Acacia Absolute (Acacia mearnsii) Mimosa – Acacia Absolute (Acacia mearnsii)
Tansy – Blue (Tanacetum annuum) Tansy – Blue (Tanacetum annuum)
Violet Leaf (Viola odorata) Violet Leaf (Viola odorata)

The following 4 Wood Powders were used in the large incense stick recipe.

The small incense sticks and coils are made using high quality Agarwood incense infused with the Oil Blend listed above.

Birch (Betula alba) Birch (Betula alba)
Cedarwood Powder – White (Cedrus Deodara) Cedarwood Powder – White (Cedrus Deodara)
Makko Powder Makko Powder
Premium Sandalwood Powder – Australia (Santalum spicatum) Premium Sandalwood Powder – Australia (Santalum spicatum) see more...

The following ingredients were used in the loose incense recipe. It has also been infused with the Oil Blend listed above

The Pine resin used has been wild harvested from Norfolk Island Pines.

Spiritual/Magical Use

Each of the ingredients in this incense blend has been chosen for its properties that are sacred or significant to Alban Eilir, as well as contributing to the creation of a Sacred Space.

Use With

To complement our incense range, why not look at our incense burners too. Or you may like to store our incense sticks in a lovely rosewood tube.

Bamboo Incense Coil Burner
Banksia Nut Incense Burner
Dragon Censer Ball with Stand
Incense Censer Bowl – large
Incense Censer Bowl – small
Rosewood Incense Storage Tube
Tibetan Bronze Alloy Incense Censer
Hand held USB Electric Bukhoor Incense Burner

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Alban Eilir Incense

Additional information

Incense Choices

Small Sticks – 1.5mm (Pack of 27), Large Sticks – 3.5mm (Pack of 11), Coils – (Pack of 7), Loose Incense – (10gms), Loose Incense – (16gms), Cones – Coming Soon, Sample Pack

References: The blends and essences created by Druid Alchemy have been influenced by a number of resources. We have listed those resources on the References Page.