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Recipes: Sensuous

Set the mood by creating your own Sensuous incense recipes.  The very word "sensuality' is to awaken the senses... and the sense of smell is the most seductive of all...

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

Sensuous Incense Ingredients

Base Notes

Middle Notes

Top Notes

Aloeswood
Ambergris
Civet
Copal-Black
Guggul
Labdanum
Musk
Musk Seed
Myrrh
Patchouli
Sandalwood
Spikenard
Storax
Vanilla
Vetiver
Catnip
Cinnamon
Ginger
Iris root

Lemongrass
Rose
Tuberose
Cardamom
Coriander
Hibiscus

Nutmeg
Parsley
Peppermint

Rosemary
Saffron
Star Anise

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 Sensuous ingredients with ingredients of other properties, such as those of the Fire Element or perhaps with a few that stimulate Love or Creativity. The possibilities are endless and filled with fun... enjoy!

Sensuous Incense Recipes


BodyMind
2 parts Black Copal
1 part Labdanum
1/2 part Vanilla powder
(make pellets)

Simple Elegance
2 parts Sandalwood
1 part Rose petals
1/4 part Saffron
 

Drenched
4 parts Sandalwood
2 parts Aloeswood
1 part Storax bark
1 part Musk Seed
1/2 part Cinnamon
1/2 part Nutmeg

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 Sensuous 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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