Winter is a time when energies come to rest and quietude.
ingredients associated with winter are conducive to contemplation and are
used to center and calm oneself while cultivating energy and promoting
stability. Winter incense ingredients help ground a recipe's energies.
You can either build your own recipes by choosing two or
more aromatics from the Winter Season Ingredients list, or you can begin with one of the
incense recipes provided below and make changes according
to your tastes.
Copal - Black
are the first aromas we smell. They're often lighter, sweeter and spicier and
diffuse into the air very quickly. Middle notes (heart notes)
diffuse into the air more slowly. They give body and fullness to a recipe.
Base notes are the longest lasting scents and most "fixed" of all.
Most Base note ingredients are also "fixatives" meaning they combine or
"fixate" all the ingredients together as one.
cases, at least one base note ingredient is recommended in a recipe.
Combining multiple top, middle and base notes will create an aroma with
much more depth
and body. There are no hard and fast rules though so have fun experimenting
with each group to see what suits you.
You can also blend Winter ingredients with ingredients of
other properties, such as those that enhance
Relaxation, or perhaps with a few
that are believed to promote Peace, etc. The possibilities are
endless and filled with fun... enjoy!
Season Incense Recipes
4 parts Aloeswood
1 part Vetiver
1/8 part of Borneol Camphor
3 parts Myrrh
3 parts Guggul
1 part Galbanum
2 parts Burgundy Pitch
1 part Pine Needles
is any unit of measurement you wish to use, provided it's consistent
throughout the entire recipe. We often use the conversion of 1 part =
1, 2, or 3
grams for small batches, and maybe 1 part = 5 to 10 grams for larger batches,
etc. If you prefer, you can use
powdered volume measurements with teaspoons, tablespoons and/or cups.
Once you've selected the recipe or ingredients you wish to
use, you're ready to begin making your own Winter Season incense. First gather the
ingredients you'll be using then click begin to get started
using our step by step guides.