Incense Recipes For

Cleansing & Purifying

Incense ingredients that have cleansing properties are traditionally used for any or all of the following three types of cleansing or purification:

Bacterial cleansing:

(a.k.a. atmospheric cleansing)

The use of ingredients with natural anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal, and/or anti-microbial properties to literally help cleanse the air of unhealthy airborne micro-organisms, etc.

Energetic cleansing:

The use of natural ingredients for cleansing a room or space of the energy of its previous inhabitants, its current negative energies, “bad vibes”, etc. Also to promote a new positive energy into the space.

Emotional cleansing:

The use of natural ingredients to cleanse negative emotions such as anger, depression, anxiety, etc.

You can either build your own recipes by choosing two or more aromatics from the cleansing Ingredients list, or you can start with one of the cleansing incense recipes provided below and make changes according to your tastes.

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Cleansing Incense Ingredients

Top notes 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.

In most 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 cleansing ingredients with ingredients of other properties, such as those that are healing or inspire courage, or perhaps followed with a few that provide protection to a space after cleansing it, etc. The possibilities are endless and filled with fun… enjoy!

Cleansing Incense Recipes

Cleansing Spirit

4 parts Sandalwood
2 parts Aloeswood
1/2 part Galangal
1/2 part Calamus
1/4 part Spikenard

Purifying Space

4 parts Gold Copal
1/2 part Rosemary
1/2 part White Sage
1/2 part Lavender

Encourage Healing

2 parts Frankincense
1/2 part Elemi
1/2 part Pine needles
1/2 part Sweetgrass

A “part” 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. If you prefer, you can use volume measurements with teaspoons, tablespoons and/or cups. Always measure after grinding & powdering.

Once you’ve selected the recipe or ingredients you wish to use, you’re ready to begin making your own cleansing incense.

First gather the ingredients you’ll be using then click the begin button below to get started using our step-by-step guides to making natural incense.

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