This Brazilian formula utilizes dried pulverized bamboo leaves, which are common in Brazil but may be purchased from herb supply stores elsewhere.
- Place the bamboo leaves into a mortar together with some sugar cane and grind them together.
- Burn the herbs, wafting the fragrance as needed.
If necessary, substitute granulated brown sugar for the sugar cane, however, it’s not exactly the same. You may wish to add a few drops of dark rum in addition, but be aware that rum is extremely flammable and the flames may shoot up higher than is normally the case with incense.