Autumn is a time of change. As leaves return to the ground
and grasses return their nourishment to the soil, so our energies are
returning inward to be stored, cultivated, transformed. Autumn ingredients
are in harmony with this changing of energy flow and are used for
nourishment and protection.
You can either build your own recipes by choosing two or
more aromatics from the Autumn Season Ingredients list, or you can begin with one of the
incense recipes provided and make changes according
to your tastes.
Autumn Season Incense
Copal - Black
Sandalwood - Red
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 in a recipe together as one.
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 Autumn ingredients with ingredients of
other properties if you like, such as those that are known to be
Purifying. The possibilities are endless and filled with fun... enjoy!
2 part Black Copal
1 part Sandalwood
1/2 part Labdanum
1 part Red Sandalwood
1 part Dragon's Blood
1 part Storax Bark
2 parts Colophony Pine Resin
1 part Pine Needles
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 Autumn Season incense. First gather the
ingredients you'll be using then click begin
to get started using our step by step guides.