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My question is not 'why burn incense?'. I already burn incense because I like incense and understand that it can be very spiritual as well as enjoyable.My questions why are so many pagans taking the…Continue
I started on my pagan path during generation X in a tiny town. Back then, a "gypsy witch fortune teller" book was considered a gold mine of spell information, the movie "The Craft" was the only…Continue
Combustible Incense Recipe: Myrrh with Sandalwood.
I had to go back to the drawing board for this one more than once. I have had the myrrh resin for more years than I can remember, mostly because charcoal takes fussing that I generally don't want to deal with. On the few occasions I did put a bit on a hot coal, I was sparing due to it's potency.
Since I do like the dark, rich, and sensual leather and wood aroma this classic resin makes, I decided to use the very neutral base of…Continue
When I started my crazy kitchen experiment of home made incense blends, I had thought that these to were kind of interchangeable but that psyllium was the better binder. Since a friend of mine said she could get xanthan gum more easily, I revisited the ingredient and learned more. So what's the better binder? It will depend on you to decide based on the variations.
Let's start with availability and cost. If you are looking at a bulk distributor, you can get plenty of both for about $3…Continue
To begin with, this is NOT the stuff you buy from the dollar store. Real vanilla bean has a special reaction to fire in this mix that I could not have predicted and don't feel the need to change.
If you stand right over the lit stick and breath deeply, you smell....camp fire. Lots of camp fire. I love a good open fire, and so I like the rich woody smoke smell. Now it's a dominant and lingering effect that had me thinking my first try was a fail on bringing out the lovely aroma of a…Continue
Smells like wood smoke at first, then settles into a definite berry finish that fills a room nicely.
1/8 teaspoon psyllium seed husk fiber
3 teaspoons fluffy rosewood powder, or 1 packed teaspoon.
9 drops raspberry candy flavoring
Mix water with other ingredients till a firm but pliable dough forms. It will mostly stick to itself when it's damp enough, but will resemble pastry and come apart in flaky layers. Wrap securely in plastic wrap and leave it…Continue