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Recipes: Earth Element

The Earth Element is the energy of concentration and growth, and thus is used as an enhancing energy to promote stability, business success, employment, and to increase fertility. Earth Element ingredients help ground and stabilize a recipe's energies.

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

Earth Element Incense Ingredients

Base Notes

Middle Notes

Top Notes

Amber
Oakmoss
Patchouli
Vetiver
Primrose
Honey Suckle
Magnolia
Mugwort
Yohimbe
Cypress
Narcissus

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 Earth Element ingredients with ingredients of other properties if you like, such as with those that are Relaxing or Meditative, or perhaps with a few that represent the current Season, etc. The possibilities are endless and filled with enjoyment.

Earth Element Incense Recipes

Earth Spirit
1 part Oakmoss
1 part Vetiver
1/2 part Amber

Patchouli Paradise
2 parts Vetiver
1 part Patchouli
 

Stability
1 part Mugwort
1 part Vetiver
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, 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 Earth Element incense. First gather the ingredients you'll be using then click begin to get started using our step by step guides.

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