Incense Blends

Most of these use frankincense or copal as the resin
component. Frankincense is an excellent all-purpose
resin that possesses energies related to healing,
purification, blessing, meditation, serenity, protection,
love, and blessing. Golden copal is associated with
purification, clearing blockages, blessing, joy, uplifting
your mood, and fighting depression.
There are different kinds of copal. Use the yellow
copal, sometimes called golden copal (Protium copal).
White copal (Shorea javanica) can also be used, but it
tends to be more expensive.
To blend incense:
♦ Use a stone mortar and pestle to gently crush the
resin if it is not in small granules. Don’t grind too
hard or the resin will start to melt and become
gummy. Think of cracking the resins instead.
Transfer the resins to a small jar or other
container.
♦ Separately, grind the dried herbs, or rub them
between your fingers to crumble them. Add any
drops of essential oil to the dried herbs, stir, then
add the herbs to the container with the resins.
♦ Cap and shake gently to combine.
♦ Use
1
/2
teaspoon incense at a time, no more.
Serenity Incense
♦ 9–12 drops jasmine essential oil
♦ 1 teaspoon frankincense resin
♦ 1 teaspoon copal resin
♦ 2 teaspoons white sandalwood powder
Grounding Incense
♦ 1 teaspoon patchouli
♦ 1 teaspoon sandalwood (red)
♦ 2 teaspoons myrrh resin
♦ 1 drop vanilla extract
Joy Incense
♦ 1 teaspoon dried lemon zest
♦ 1 teaspoon dried orange zest
♦ 9–12 drops bergamot essential oil
♦ 2 teaspoons copal resin
♦ 1
/2
teaspoon ground ginger
Peace Incense
♦ 9 drops gardenia or ylang-ylang essential oil
♦ 1 teaspoon dried lavender
♦ 1 teaspoon dried rose petals
♦ 2 teaspoons frankincense resin
Healing Incense
♦ 1 teaspoon amber
♦ 1 teaspoon copal resin
♦ 1 teaspoon dried lemon zest
♦ 1 teaspoon dried orange zest