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Recipes: Love

Love Incense Ingredients are traditional scents known for thousands of years to celebrate and enhance the magic of love. Key scents enhance relationships and provide an atmosphere conducive to loving relationships.

You can use the Love Incense Ingredients list below to build your own recipes by choosing two or more aromatics from the list. Or, you may want to start with one of the Love Incense Recipes provided below and then make changes according to your tastes.

 

Love Incense Ingredients

Base Notes

Middle Notes

Top Notes

Aloeswood
Cedarwood
Civet
Copal-Black
Copal-Gold
Copal-White
Dragon's Blood
Labdanum
Mastic

Sandalwood
Spikenard
Storax
Tonka Beans
Vanilla
Vetiver
Basil
Catnip
Chamomile
Cinnamon
Cloves
Geranium
Ginger
Iris root
Lavender
Lemon Balm

Lotus
Rose
Tuberose
Ylang ylang
Cardamom
Coriander
Dill
Frangipani
Hibiscus
Lemon Peel
Lime Peel
Marjoram
Mimosa
Orange Peel
Peppermint
Plumeria
Rosemary

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

Love Incense Recipes


Spring Love
2 parts Mastic
1 part Lemon Balm
pinch of Lime peel
fresh fruit blossoms (optional)
 

Grounded & Playful
6 parts Sandalwood
2 parts Aloeswood
1 part Cinnamon
1 part Cassia
1 part Storax Bark
 

Eternal Affection
3 parts Sandalwood
2 parts Rose Petals
1/2 part Iris root
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 Love 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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