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Recipes: Happiness

Happiness Incense Ingredients are traditionally used for an emotional boost. Light and uplifting scents affect the mood accordingly.

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

Happiness Incense Ingredients

Base Notes

Middle Notes

Top Notes

Aloeswood
Dammar
Myrrh
Catnip
Lavender

Lemon Balm
Cardamom
Marjoram

Saffron

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 Happiness ingredients with ingredients of other properties, such as those that are Strengthening or Relaxing, or perhaps with a few that encourage Luck, etc. The possibilities are endless and filled with fun... enjoy!

Happy Incense Recipes


Happy Spirit

3 parts Aloeswood
1 Lemon Balm
1/2 part Lavender
 

Smiling Heart
3 parts Dammar
1 part Cardamom
1 part Marjoram
1/2 part Lavender
 
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 incense for Happiness. First gather the ingredients you'll be using then click begin to get started using our step by step guides.

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