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Recipes: Meditation

Meditation Incense Ingredients are traditionally used to support or enhance times of meditation, concentration, and contemplation. As they're associated with mysticism, you may find yourself more aware of free-flowing interconnectedness.

These select ingredients also assist in the cultivation of deeper awareness through supporting physical energy, illumination, and health. They're also associated with success. Meditation incense ingredients help empower and add a mystical element to any incense recipe.

If you're seeking incense to use during prayer, specifically prayer for the assistance of others, please see our Prayer Recipes section.

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

Meditation Incense Ingredients

Base Notes

Middle Notes

Top Notes

Aloeswood
Benzoin
Cassia
Copal-Black
Copal-Gold
Dragon's Blood
Elemi
Frankincense
Galbanum
Guggul
Labdanum
Mastic
Myrrh

Sage-White
Sandalwood

Tolu Balsam
Cinnamon
Gardenia
Jasmine
Pine Resin
Rose
Pine Needles

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 Meditation ingredients with ingredients of other properties, such as those that are Relaxing or Healing, or perhaps with a few that are believed to promote Peace, etc. The possibilities are endless and filled with fun... enjoy!

Meditation Incense Recipes

Breath
2 parts Elemi
1 part White Sage
1 part Pine Needles
(make pellets)
 

Awareness
4 parts Sandalwood
2 parts Aloeswood
1 part Cassia
1 part Clove
pinch of Borneol Camphor
 

Eternal
3 parts Mastic
1 part Black Copal
1 drop Jasmine Essential Oil
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 Meditation 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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