If in addition to the decoration of your home, you care about the aromas, then this recipe is ideal for you. Combining natural elements you can make some incense as aromatic as the ones sold in any store. Natural cones and incense sticks as well as powdered incense mixes can be made and appreciated at home.
Below is a basic recipe you can use in preparing your incense but note that you can use other materials depending on your personal preferences.
- 1 dose of sandalwood powder
- 3-4 doses of makko powder
- 4-5 drops of essential oils
- 1 dose of oliban powder
- 1 dose of myrrh powder
For your first homemade incense, you should use a table spoon to measure and do not prepare in large quantities. In this way, if you are not satisfied with the recipe, you will not waste large quantities and can adjust the recipe according to your needs.
- Place the dry ingredients in a bowl and mix with a spoon.
- Slowly add water while mixing until you obtain suitable dough.
- You can add essential oils (frankincense, sandalwood, patchouli, vetiver or orange) especially the ones that will promote your aroma.
- Mix the dough thoroughly.
- Wrap the dough into small cones or sticks like 10 to 12 cm long.
- Place the cones on waxed paper and allow it to dry for 1 to 2 days.
When you try to mold your cones for the first time, it might not be perfect but do not be discouraged. With steady practice you will get better results. Also the cones should be small in size with a perfect tip to enable it burn easily.
If your incense didn’t burn properly, then it probably didn’t dry thoroughly or there wasn’t enough makko powder in the recipe. Do not give up if your results aren’t perfect because in your subsequent trials you will get better results.