Professor McGillicuddy’s Flammable Notions and Sundries: a Review

I recently received a box of divine smelling goodies from the new Professor McGillicuddy’s Flammable Notions and Sundries*. Crafted by a practicing Pagan of twenty years, the creator lovingly began making seasonal incense for his circle’s celebrations. With an emphasis on local and ethically harvested ingredients, I could immediately appreciate the shop’s values and mission.

A business card for Professor McGillicuddy’s Flammable Notions and Sundries beside the Mabon insence and signs of autumn from my garden and yard.
Mabon incense from Professor McGillicuddy’s .

With the Autumn Equinox on the way, I was eager to try some of the Mabon loose incense blend of red sandalwood, pine, locally-grown rosemary, cinnamon powder, white oak, and apples, dried to powder. I contemplated the shifting seasons and my grove’s upcoming ritual while I enjoyed the crisp, uplifting scent. It’s not too late to pick up this delicious smelling offering!

Professor McGillicuddy’s Full Moon incense.

Before that, I tried the Full Moon loose incense blend. This had a pleasant, floral scent of orris root, lavender, myrrh resin, calamus, jasmine oil, rose oil and Gardena oil. This will, no doubt, transport me back to evenings in the garden beneath the lunar mirror come winter. At the time of my writing, this blend is currently not listed, but I will definitely buy more of this for future rites once it is.

Red Rose Infused Tealight from Professor McGillicuddy’s.

Professor McGillicuddy’s also makes soy tealights! I’m a big fan of making my own tools and growing my own herbs, but I also have a dozen other responsibilities, so I always appreciate ordering candles and incense from artisans who happen to be fellow Pagans. These dainty rose candles smell and look divine.

In addition to these, I was also sent some Samhain loose incense, Yule loose incense, and a white sage infused tea light. I have not been able to utilize these in my workings yet. They all smell wonderful, and you’ll no doubt see me share photos or reels of them on my Instagram.

I hope that Professor McGillicuddy’s will eventually move to using tin or glass containers, but I understand how cost prohibitive those materials are for new shops. In the meantime, the plastic jars are easy enough to clean and reuse with my own herbs or art supplies. Besides that, I thoroughly enjoy the blends I have and am excited for future products!

*I received these samples in exchange for an honest review.

Published by M. A. Phillips

An author and Druid living in Northern NY.

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