In both recent years and thousands of years ago incense has been used for a multitude of reasons such as spiritual purposes and to fragrance ones home with nice pleasant smells and set a specific atmosphere. Simply by choosing then burning the right kinds of scents you can also change the way you feel as incense has therapeutic qualities which have a positive affect on one’s emotions and overall mood. This is one of the reasons many people are now looking at how to make your own raw incense at home.
One clear benefit of learning how to make your own raw incense at home is you will find it cheaper in the long run, especially if you use it many times. Incense that is cheap and store bought usually has a strong and somewhat overpowering scent because of the synthetic ingredients it contains. Those that are natural or herbal often cost you more overall as the smell is not as strong so you need to use more of these varieties.
Buying blends come with other disadvantages, as you will not know what ingredients are in it exactly therefore, you will not be able to tell what it will smell like when you take it home to use. So if the smell is not what you like there is nothing you can do. If however, you do like the smell you will find it a hard task to re-create that blend or find the same one again.
Finding out how to make your own raw incense means you will know exactly what ingredients are in it, this is especially useful for those making incense for spiritual or magical purposes. You will be guaranteed to have covered all ingredients within for all purposes of your task. There is also the reward of satisfaction in making your own especially if you are giving it to someone as a gift.
Raw incense is the easiest to make as it’s less of a messy procedure of simply grinding and then mixing wood, scented oils, herbs and resins then storing them in plastic containers or glass jars. This specific type of incense is non-combustible so you need to burn it on something such as specially designed charcoal. You should then in small increments sprinkle the incense every couple of minutes.
However, you should be careful not to add too much as it can create an overpowering smell and wafts of smoke. You should also make sure you continue to add coal as it could go out too quickly.
Even though there may be pros and cons to learning how to make your own raw incense the overall result will be pleasing so much so you will most likely stay away from shop bought versions in the future.