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Recipes: Prayer

This section is devoted to creating incense recipes for use during Prayer, specifically to for those who wish to pray for the assistance of others. The energy of prayer incense is conducive to reaching out and sharing love, compassion, healing, and encouragement.

If you're seeking contemplative prayer incense mixtures, please see our meditation recipes section.

You can either build your own recipes by choosing two or more aromatics from the Prayer Incense Ingredients list, or you can start with one of the Prayer incense recipes provided below and make changes according to your tastes.

Prayer Incense Ingredients

Base Notes

Middle Notes

Top Notes


Borneol Camphor
Iris root
Bay Laurel
Orange Peel

Top notes are the first aromas we smell. They're often lighter, sweeter and spicier and diffuse into the air very quickly. Middle notes (heart notes) diffuse into the air more slowly. They give body and fullness to a recipe. Base notes are the longest lasting scents and most "fixed" of all. Most Base note ingredients are also "fixatives" meaning they combine or "fixate" all the ingredients together as one.

In most cases, at least one base note ingredient is recommended in a recipe. Combining multiple top, middle and base notes will create an aroma with much more depth and body. There are no hard and fast rules though so have fun experimenting with each group to see what suits you.

You can also blend ingredients conducive to Prayer with ingredients of other properties, such as those that encourage Love or Healing, or perhaps with a few that help promote Peace, etc. The possibilities are endless and filled with fun... enjoy!

Prayer Incense Recipes

Songs in Heaven

2 parts Frankincense
1 part Dammar, light
1 part Elemi
1 part Lavender

New Beginnings
2 parts Mastic
1 part Copal, black
1 part Myrrh
1/2 part Spikenard

Healing Hands
1 part Frankincense
1 part Myrrh
1 part Sandarac
1/2 part Galbanum
A "part" is any unit of measurement you wish to use, provided it's consistent throughout the entire recipe. We often use the conversion of 1 part = 1, 2, or 3 grams for small batches, and maybe 1 part = 5 to 10 grams for larger batches, etc. If you prefer, you can use powdered volume measurements with teaspoons, tablespoons and/or cups.

Once you've selected the recipe or ingredients you wish to use, you're ready to begin making your own incense for Prayer. First gather the ingredients you'll be using then click begin to get started using our step by step guides.