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Online Incense Discussion
Incense Exchange"This group is a place to come and share your experiences making and
using incense... Our focus is to discuss making hand-rolled incense, but
discussions about all forms of incense are welcome."
Oils & Incense
"This is a list for learning how to make and for finding recipes for making
Magickal anointing oils, incenses..."
Our new Incense-Making.com online photo gallery... where incense is art.
Visitors can view and share photos of incense ingredients, botanicals,
burners, smoke art...
Endangered Status of Species
The first truly independent watchdog for those working with natural aromatic
materials. Search for
endangered & vulnerable natural aromatic materials.
IUCN Red List of Endangered Species Search
The IUCN Red List is the world's most comprehensive inventory of the global
conservation status of plant and animal species and is recognized as the most
authoritative guide to the status of biological diversity.
CITES Threatened &
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of
Wild Fauna and Flora is an international agreement between governments. Its aim
is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants
does not threaten their survival.
TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, works to ensure that
trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature.
United Plant Savers
United Plant Savers' mission is to protect native medicinal
plants of the United States and Canada and their native habitat while ensuring
an abundant renewable supply of medicinal plants for generations to come.
Aromatic Crops Information
to Medicinal & Aromatic CropsA treasure house of information regarding the growing of
aromatic crops coming out of Purdue University. It contains many individual
Alphabetic Spice Index
Superb spice index in several languages.
Phytochemical and Ethno botanical DatabasesAn invaluable research tool for studying the
ethno botanical uses and individual properties of aromatic plants.
Plants for a Future Database
Great resource that offers the ability to search the database by intended
Henrietta's Herbal Homepage
Excellent Monographs and quality herbal information.
Native American Ethnobotany
University of Michigan Dearborn web site. Great site, easy to use, with
nicely designed monographs on Native American plants.
FAO.org - Gums,
Hard and Soft Resins - Sustainable Forestry
A wealth of information on several incense gums, resins and latexes of plant
origin. Articles by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the
Vast amounts of folklore as it relates to botanical
Superb information on essential oils.
Seeing, Hearing and Smelling the
WorldResource for articles on olfaction.
The Vivid World of Odors
Howard Hughes Medical Institute's web site on the
senses of smelling, hearing and sight.
Sensation and Perception
Research being conducted in the field of neuroscience by the Monell Chemical
The ChemoReception Web
Exploring how Tastes, Smells, and Pheromones are Received, Perceived, and
then Translated into Responses and Actions.
Ingredient Specific Information
Trade of Agarwood in Japan
Report compiled by James Compton and
Akiko Ishihara for CITES.
Indian Sandalwood Trade
A case study of the sandalwood trade in India.
History of the great Cedars of Lebanon.
Amber Facts and Links to MapsWonderful site on amber and where it's found in
Types of Amber and Copal ResinResource for learning more about resins in general, copal and
amber specifically .
Excellent articles on vetiver root and its oil from the Southern Africa
Useful information on the practical and magical uses of the Lotus flower.
Traditional & Historical Uses
A Brief History of Spices
Article from Purdue University. Source: F. Rosengarten, Jr. 1969. The
Book Of Spices
History and traditions of the elegant styles of incense use in Japan.
Time Measurement with Incense in AsiaArticle by Silvio Bedini providing examples of ancient incense
clocks from Asia.
Healing traditions of the
American Indians and the use of aromatic plants in their ceremonies.
An investigation into Maya incense - by Biologist Mirtha Cano & FLAAR
Incense Discovery at Mayan Abergris Caye
The Ancient Book of Formulas
Ancient Book of Formulas from The Lucky MOJO Esoteric Archives.
Perfumes of Ancient TimesArcheological research on perfume making.
The Tibetan approach to
Interrelationship between natural world and humans in Buddhism.
Montaigne's Essay on Fragrance
The Spiritual Significance of the Qetoret [Incense] in Ancient Jewish
Tradition by Rabbi Avraham Sutton
Distillation Techniques &
of Steam Distillation
A nice animated diagram of the steam distillation process.
John French's Art
of Distillation (1651)Classic work on distillation.
Aromatherapy and Perfumery Education
Mississauga School Of Aromatherapy & Canadian Holistic Therapists Training
The National Association for Holistic
Australasian College of Health Sciences
Includes a course of studies on aromatherapy.
West Coast Institute of Aromatherapy
A multilevel aromatherapy institute which gives people
interested in this fascinating subject a chance to study at home while
gaining the tools necessary for starting a professional practice.
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