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Recipes: Relaxing

Relaxation Incense is traditionally used to help reduce stress, calm and soothe one's nerves, or provide a space to let the cares of the day float away with the incense smoke, and enjoy just being.

You can use the Relaxation 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 Relaxation Incense Recipes provided below and then make changes according to your tastes.

Relaxing Incense Ingredients

Base Notes

Middle Notes

Top Notes

Aloeswood
Benzoin
Borneol Camphor
Copal-Black
Copal-Gold
Copal-White
Galbanum
Guggul
Labdanum
Musk Seed
Myrrh
Oakmoss
Patchouli
Sandalwood
Spikenard
Star Anise
Storax
Tolu Balsam
Vanilla
Vetiver
Chamomile
Cumin
Lavender

Lemon Balm
Lemongrass
Mugwort
Rose
Sandarac
Sweetgrass
Coriander
Marjoram

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 Relaxing ingredients with ingredients of other properties, such as those that inspire Dreams or a good night's Sleep, or perhaps with a few that are Sensual, etc. The possibilities are endless and filled with fun... enjoy!

Relaxing Incense Recipes

Spirit of the Jaguar
2 parts Gold Copal
1 part Black Copal
1 part White Copal
1 part Sweetgrass

A Book by the Sea
3 parts Sandalwood
1/2 part Lavender
1/2 part Marjoram
 

Peaceful Forest
3 parts Aloeswood
1 part Oakmoss
1 part Vetiver
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 Relaxing 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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