Aromatic healing

a flame leaps, coals burn…intentions are set as smoke dances toward the sky

Fire is cleansing

Tree is connecting

Earth is grounding

Air is opening

Spice is warming

Wood is calming

Water is revealing

Plant is nourishing

Basic Incense Recipe

  • Base powder
  • Aromatic Powder
  • Binder
  • Water or hydrosol

Mix the powders together well.

Add small amounts of water or hydrosol until the mixture has a dough-like consistency.

Form the dough into small cones, the thinner the better.

Press the bottoms of the cones on a flat surface to ensure they will stand independently.

Allow to dry for several days, turning them to allow for them to dry on all sides.

Finally, tip them over to allow their bottoms to dry well.

Once they are completely dry throughout, they are ready to burn.

Fire Recipe:

  • 1 part ground Black Cobal
  • 1 part powdered White Sage (sustainably sourced)
  • 1 part arrowroot powder
  • 1 part powdered marshmallow root
  • Water or hydrosol

Healing Actions:

Black Copal (Protium Grandifolium): healing, ceremonial, purification, meditative, anxiolytic, relieves pain from rheumatism

White Sage (Salvia apiana)purifying, sacred/ceremonial, mood booster, symptom relief, improves brain function

Marshmallow Root (Althaea): aphrodesiac, soothing, anti-inflammatory, soothes eczema, wound healing, calms insect bites

Wood Recipe:

  • 1 part powdered styrax
  • 1 part ground frankincense
  • 1 part ground cinnamon
  • 1 part sandal wood powder
  • 1 part arrowroot powder
  • Water or hydrosol

Healing Actions:

Styrax (Styrax platanifolium): calming, comforting, sedating, ceremonial, mood lifter, expectorant, affinity for respiratory system

Frankincense (Boswellia sacra):  helps with pain relief, antiinflammatory, synergy with myrrh, memory, sacred

Cinnamon (Cinnamomum cassia):antidepressive, calms nerves, focus, maditative, relaxation, aid for sleep, antiinflammatory, antibacterial

Sandalwood (Santalum album): harmonizing, stress relief, combats fear, anxiety, antibacterial

Spice Recipe:

  • 5 parts Sandalwood powder
  • 1 part Cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 part powdered Ginger
  • 1/4 part ground Cardamom
  • 1/16 part ground Nutmeg
  • 1 part Arrowroot powder
  • 1 part Marshmallow Root powder
  • Water or hydrosol

Medicinal Actions:

Sandalwood (Santalum album): harmonizing, stress relief, combats fear, anxiety, antibacterial

Cinnamon (Cinnamomum cassia): antidepressive, calms nerves, focus, maditative, relaxation, aid for sleep, antiinflammatory, antibacterial

Ginger (Zingiber officinale):  circulatory stimulant, vasodilator, stimulant, rejuvenating, increases desire

Cardamom (Elletaria cardamomum): anti-inflammatory, analgesic, astringent, tonic for brain and nervous system, increases mental focus, expectorant

Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans): anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antispasmodic, boosts cognitive function, enhances digestion

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