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Recipes: Sleep

Certain incense ingredients have been traditionally used for improving the depth and quality of a restful sleep. While most of these natural aromatics are found to be relaxing, they go beyond that and are used to support the important restorative cycle of proper sleeping patterns.

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

Sleep Incense Ingredients

Base Notes

Middle Notes

Top Notes

Benzoin
Galbanum
Guggul
Musk Seed
Myrrh
Patchouli
Sandalwood
Spikenard
Storax

Tolu Balsam
Valerian
Basil
Chamomile
Lavender
Lemongrass

Mugwort
Sandarac
Marjoram
Rosemary
Star Anise
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 Sleep ingredients with ingredients of other properties, such as those that enhance Meditation or Relaxation, or perhaps with a few that cultivate Dreams, etc. The possibilities are endless and filled with fun... enjoy!

Sleep Incense Recipes

Still Spirit
2 part Sandalwood
1/2 part Chamomile
1/2 part Lavender
1/2 part Marjoram

Autumn Quietude
4 parts Sandalwood
1 part Storax bark
 

Deep Sleep
4 parts Myrrh
1 part Galbanum
1 part Benzoin
1 part Valerian

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 Sleep 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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