How to Make Homemade Incense

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Incense is traditionally used during religious or spiritual ceremonies, or to scent the air with the smell of ancient essential oils and herbs. Although you could purchase pre-made incense from a specialty store, it can often contain chemicals that you would not want floating around in the air as you burn the incense. Luckily, you can create your own hand-dipped incense by following a few basic guidelines that will ensure your incense will be richly scented and will burn smoothly.

Things You'll Need

  • Jelly roll tray
  • 16 oz. fragrance or essential oil
  • 10 to 20 unscented incense sticks
  • Twine
  • Fill the bottom of a jelly roll pan with 16 oz. of fragrance or essential oil, in any scent you like.

  • Place 10 to 20 incense blanks into the jelly roll tray.

  • Leave the incense blanks in the oil for about two minutes.

  • Remove the incense, holding them by the stick ends.

  • Tie the ends of the incense together using medium-weight twine.

  • Tie the other end of the twine onto a cabinet.

  • Place the tray underneath the hanging incense to catch the dripping oil.

  • Allow the incense to air dry completely before using it.

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