Incense Recipes

Making your own incense allows you to use fragrances and blends that you particularly enjoy. Read about how to make incense, and then try some of the following recipes.

In the recipes, one “part” can be any size depending on how much incense you want to make. For instance, 1 part could be 1 gram, 1 teaspoon, or 1 cup. If you decide 1 part should represent 1 teaspoonful, then use that measurement consistently throughout the recipe you are blending.
If you don’t have a particular ingredient in the right form, you can often substitute other forms. For example, if you don’t have frankincense resin, try substituting a few drops of frankincense essential oil for each part in the recipe. If you don’t have lavender essential oil, substitute dry lavender flowers. Feel free to experiment.
Full Moon Incense (soothing)
3 parts Frankincense resin
1 part Sandalwood powder
Sun Incense (energizing)
3 parts Frankincense resin
2 parts Sandalwood powder
1 part Bay leaf
1 pinch Saffron
few drops of Orange essential oil
Prosperity Incense (optimistic)
2 parts Frankincense resin
1 part Cinnamon powder
1 part ground Nutmeg
1 part Lemon Balm (can use the herb from tea bags–check to be sure there are no other ingredients in the tea)
Holiday Incense (cheerful, relaxing)
2 parts Pine needles or resin
1 part Cedar powder or resin
1 part Juniper berries
2 parts Frankincense
(This blend is nice to burn on a log in the fireplace.)
Love Incense (romantic)
2 parts Sandalwood powder
1/2 part Basil
1/2 part Bergamot
few drops of Rose essential oil
few drops of Lavender essential oil
Shiva Blend (assertiveness)
5 parts Sandalwood powder
2 parts Myrrh resin
1 part ground Cloves
Meditation or Prayer Incense (spiritual)
3 parts Myrrh resin
1 Part Cinnamon powder
3 parts Frankincense resin

5 replies on “Incense Recipes”

Very handy!

It’s always nice to have some useful “how-to’s”. Most of today’s manufactured incense, especially the stick incense, have all kinds of dangerous and unhealthy chemicals mixed in them. Some of them even may contain trace amounts of “heavy metals” which are often toxic, and may cause respiratory distress in those who are sensitive to them.

This is a very nice way to go back to Nature for many of our useful things and tools. Home-made candles are also a great way to get away from the unhealthy paraffins and other unhealthy chemicals.

Thank you for sharing!

– Rev. Dragon’s Eye

Reblogged this on Through The Eyes of A Dragon and commented:
Another great “how-to”, for getting away from unhealthy, artificial substitutes! Plus, making our own stuff is a great way to learn more about how we can help make our environment and homes healthier places.

For those who wish to go “All-Natural”,

This is one great way to do so.

Reblogged this on the Road to Asgard and commented:
Making your own incense is essential. Only in this manner will you know what ingredients are contained within and why. A word or two of warning though — some incense blends can and do have toxic effects. A well ventilated space is essential. I have poisoned myself too many times when creating incense blends to achieve desired effects. The goal was achieved, although the vomiting and headaches that followed were not pleasant. Know what you are doing and be prepared should you get it wrong.

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