The Making of Incense – The Materials

The Making of Incense
The Materials

Incenses are composed of a variety of leaves, flowers, roots, barks, woods, resins, gums and oils. Semiprecious stones may also be added to incenses to lend their energies to the mixture. Out of the literally hundreds of potential incense ingredients, perhaps 14 are most frequently used. Keep a stock of these herbs on hand if you plan to make several incense. These might include:
Frankincense, Myrrh, Benzoin, Copal, Rose petals, Bay, Cinnamon, Pine needles or resin(pitch) Juniper Sandalwood Cedar Thyme Basil Rosemary
Be aware that many plants (if not all) smell quite different when being smoldered. Sweet scents turn sour fast.