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Recipes: Spring

Spring is the energy of birth, renewal, and rejuvenation. Spring Season ingredients help give life and energy to an incense recipe.

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

Spring Incense Ingredients

Base Notes

Middle Notes

Top Notes

Dammar
Elemi

Frankincense
Mastic
Sage - Desert
Sage - White
Sandalwood
Sandalwood - Red
Spikenard
Storax
Tonka Beans
Iris Root
Lavender
Lemon Balm
Lemongrass
Melissa
Mugwort
Palo Santo
Rhubarb
Rose
Sandarac
Sweetgrass
Star Anise
Bay Laurel
Cardamom
Coriander
Hibiscus
Laurel
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 in a recipe 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.

*Fresh Spring blossoms from a fruit tree are a wonderfully aromatic addition to any incense recipe

You can also blend Spring ingredients with ingredients of other properties if you like, such as with those that encourage Happiness, enhance Dreams, or with a few that help spark Creativity, etc. The possibilities are endless and filled with fun... enjoy!
 

Spring Season Incense Recipes

Fresh Breeze
2 parts Mastic resin
2 parts Elemi
1 part Laurel Leaves

Cleansing
1 part White Sage
1 part Lavender
1 part Sweetgrass
 

Spice of Life
6 parts Sandalwood
1 part Thyme
1 part Coriander
1 part Cardamom
1 part Star Anise
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 Spring Season 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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