How to Make Incense with Unscented Sticks and Cones
Are you ready to embark on a fragrant journey to tranquility and relaxation? Making your own incense a delightful and creative endeavor and an excellent way to infuse a space with captivating scents.
If you have your own home fragrance line (or want to start one), incense is something you'll want to consider! It's ideal for customers who seek a clean and natural burn with aromatic properties.
In this fun and easy-to-follow guide, we'll explore how to make natural incense using unscented sticks and cones. We'll also dive into the numerous benefits of burning incense.
For the recipe below, we're using handmade, clean burning incense cones made from high quality natural ingredients, charcoal and bamboo. Our incense sticks are hand made from natural joss powder and bamboo material. Both the incense sticks and cones are unscented so you can easily add your favorite fragrance or essential oil.
benefits of incense
Burning incense is a cherished practice around the world. For centuries, incense has been used for a variety of reasons from aromatherapy to spiritual ceremonies.
Aromatherapy: The fragrant smoke from incense can have a soothing effect on the mind and body, helping to reduce stress and anxiety. Different scents evoke different emotions and moods, making incense a versatile tool for relaxation, focus, and relief.
Meditation: Many practitioners use incense as part of their meditation rituals to create a calming and sacred atmosphere, helping them achieve deeper states of mindfulness.
Aesthetic Appeal: Incense can transform any room into a serene and visually pleasing space. The delicate trails of smoke add a touch of elegance and ambiance to your environment.
Spiritual Practices: Incense is also used in religious and spiritual ceremonies to purify the air and connect with higher powers.
Now that we understand the enchanting world of incense, let's get creative and start making our own.
how to make incense sticks & cones
easy natural incense recipe
- unscented incense sticks or top flow cones
- dipropylene glycol (DPG)
- essential oils (or your favorite fragrance oils, see our recommendations below)
- a small glass beaker or container for mixing
- stirring utensil (e.g., a glass rod or a wooden mixing spoon)
- Measuring spoons or pipette for precise measurements
- a towel or newspaper for workspace protection
- Prepare your workspace. Lay down your towel or newspaper to protect your workspace from any spills or drips.
- Using a measuring spoon or pipette, measure out the dipropylene glycol. You'll want to use an equal amount of DPG to fragrance oil or essential oil you plan to use. For example, if you want to use 10 drops of fragrance oil, use 10 drops of DPG.
- Pick your fragrance oil, essential oil or essential oil blend. Whether you prefer calming lavender, invigorating citrus, or grounding sandalwood, the choice is yours. Essential oils not only provide fragrance but also offer their unique therapeutic benefits.
- Carefully add your chosen fragrance oil or essential oil to the DPG in the small container. Make sure to use a clean and dry measuring spoon or pipette to avoid cross-contamination of scents.
- Mix thoroughly. Stir the mixture well to ensure that the fragrance oil or essential oil is evenly distributed in the DPG. You can use a glass rod or a disposable wooden stick for this.
- Dip or apply. Whether you are working with incense sticks or cones, soak the incense portion in the mixture for 24 hours.
- Allow to dry. Place the dipped or treated incense sticks or cones on a clean, dry surface to air dry. Allow them to dry for a full 24 hours.
- Light and enjoy. Once dry, light your homemade incense and bask in the delightful aroma that fills your space. Let the fragrant smoke transport you to a state of relaxation and calm. Our incense sticks have a 45-60 minute burning time while cones typically burn 15 -20 minutes.
Remember to exercise caution when handling fragrance oils or essential oils, as they can be potent and may cause skin irritation. It's also a good idea to label your custom scents for future reference. Enjoy your personalized incense!
tips for making incense
- Experiment with different essential oil combinations to create your signature scent.
- Store your homemade incense in an airtight container to preserve the fragrance.
- Consider using natural, unscented incense for a purer experience.
incense starter kit
If you're new to making incense, a kit is the way to go! Our incense starter kit includes everything you need and saves you some major money from buying all the tools and supplies separately. You can get your incense business set up with over $35 in savings.
Inside our incense starter kit:
- 1 unity incense holder in matte sand
- 1 genji incense holder in matte sand
- 100 11 inch natural joss powder & bamboo unscented incense sticks
- 100 1 inch topflow charcoal unscented incense cones
- Dipropylene Glycol (DPG)base
- 2oz dried florals & incense fragrance oil
- 2oz sage & lavender fragrance oil
- 2oz smudge ritual & crisp cypress fragrance oil
- 2oz flowering clove & sandalwood fragrance oil
- 20 clear bags (3 x 12")
- 4 muslin bags (1.25 x 3")
- 1.7 oz glass beaker
best fragrance oils for incense
These earthy fragrances are ideal for incense. Filled with smoky, spicy, and sultry notes, they enhance mood and relaxation while creating a serene and sacred space.
|sage & lavender||dried florals & incense||smudge ritual & crisp cypress|
|flowering clove & sandalwood||sandalwood incense & exotic amber||white sandalwood & smoke|
|bronzed orris & pink suede||palo santo & sage||ginger wood & palo santo|
benefits of burning incense
Incorporating incense into your daily routine can have a profound impact on your overall well-being. The aromas can lift your spirits, enhance your focus, and provide a sense of tranquility that's much needed in our busy lives.
So, why not give it a try? Craft your own scented incense sticks and cones, and let the delightful fragrances elevate your senses and bring a sense of serenity to your space. Happy incense making!