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Recipes: Fire Element

The Fire Element is the energy of purification, power and imagination, and thus is used as an enhancing energy for physical strength, courage, protection, will power and magical power. Fire Element ingredients help empower a recipe.

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

Fire Element Incense Ingredients

Base Notes

Middle Notes

Top Notes

Asafoetida
Cassia
Red Cedar

Copal-Black
Copal-Gold
Copal-White
Dragon's Blood
Frankincense
Juniper
Labdanum
Spikenard
Tobacco
Basil
Cinnamon
Clove
Galangal
Ginger
Hyssop
Rose Geranium
Saffron
Turmeric
Allspice
Bay Laurel

Coriander
Lime Peel
Nutmeg
Orange
Peppermint
Rosemary

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 Fire Element ingredients with ingredients of other properties if you like, such as with those that are Sensuous or inspire Creativity, or perhaps with a few that represent the current Season, etc. The possibilities are endless and filled with enjoyment. Have fun!

Fire Element Incense Recipes

Inca Temple
1 part White Copal
1 part Gold Copal
1 part Dark Copal

Purification
4 parts Labdanum
2 parts Dragon's Blood
1/2 part Nutmeg
1/2 part Cinnamon

Strength & Courage
4 parts Frankincense
1/2 part Galangal root
1/2 part Calamus root
1/2 part Juniper Berries
1/2 part Clove
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 Fire 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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