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    Loose Incense Recipe with Frankincense and Myrrh

    by Andrea Butje on March 18, 2019

    If you’ve never burned loose resin incense, it’s very easy.

    There’s something soothing about it too—just the sight of the incense smoke rising from the natural loose incense, perhaps out of a beautiful incense burner, can help you feel connected to the moment. You can watch me burn loose incense in this video. (It can help to watch someone do it if you’re new to the process.)

    Making your own loose incense recipe can be such fun, too. Working with resins, herbs, and essential oils can put you in touch with a creative side of yourself connected to nature. Not to mention it fills your home with gorgeous aroma!

    This is a variation of a popular loose incense recipe I created for YouTube. You can watch me make that here, and follow the same process for this blend. I’ll also share directions for you below.

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    Make Opopanax and Copal Resin Incense

    by Andrea Butje on January 23, 2017

    I love using materials from the natural world to scent my home.

    There are so many fun ways to do this! You can diffuse essential oils and make room sprays. You can burn incense sticks or cones.

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    Make Your Own Aromatherapy Incense

    November 28, 2016

    When I say “Aromatherapy incense,” what comes to mind? Do you picture a bowl of chunky resin? Dried herbs and spices? Natural incense sticks or cones made with essential oils? What about all three?  […]

    Making Frankincense and Myrrh Resin Incense

    August 22, 2016

    Walking through the spice markets in Dubai, I saw baskets and bins full to overflowing with exotic, chunky resins—including Frankincense and Myrrh resins. I love Frankincense and Myrrh essential oils and resins. When I visit places like the outdoor markets in Dubai, the raw resins are a perfect part of the atmosphere—it’s a bustling marketplace, rich with the exotic scents of spices heaped in baskets, vibrant colors around every corner, and loud merchants selling jewelry and wraps and rugs.  […]

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