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Recipes: Water Element

The Water Element is the energy of healing, cleansing and emotions, and thus is used as an enhancing energy for compassion, friendship, love, peace, reconciliation, calming, dreams and sleep. Water Element ingredients help to gently merge the energies in a recipe.

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

Water Element Incense Ingredients

Base Notes

Middle Notes

Top Notes

Aloeswood
Borneol Camphor
Galbanum
Guggul
Musk Seed
Myrrh
Opoponax
Sandalwood
Tonka Bean
Valerian
Vanilla
Calamus
Catnip
Chamomile
Coconut
Elemi
Frangipani
Iris Root
Lotus
Plumeria
Rhubarb
Rose
Sandarac
Storax
Sweetgrass
Ylang-ylang
Cardamom
Coconut
Eucalyptus
Gardenia
Hibiscus
Lemon Peel
Spearmint
Sweet Pea
Thyme

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

Water Element Incense Recipes

Healing Dreams
4 parts Aloeswood
1 part Myrrh
1 part Siam Benzoin
1 part Vanilla Bean

Love
3 parts Sandalwood
2 parts Rose Petals
1/2 part Iris Root

Peace
2 parts Sandalwood
1 part Lavender
1/2 part Gardenia

 
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 Water 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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