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Recipes: Autumn

Autumn is a time of change. As leaves return to the ground and grasses return their nourishment to the soil, so our energies are returning inward to be stored, cultivated, transformed. Autumn ingredients are in harmony with this changing of energy flow and are used for nourishment and protection.

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

Autumn Season Incense Ingredients

Base Notes

Middle Notes

Top Notes

Copal - Black
Dragon's Blood
Musk Seeds
Sandalwood - Red
Pine Resin
Pine Needles

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 in a recipe 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 Autumn ingredients with ingredients of other properties if you like, such as those that are known to be Sensuous or Purifying. The possibilities are endless and filled with fun... enjoy!

Autumn Incense Recipes

2 part Black Copal
1 part Sandalwood
1/2 part Labdanum

Crimson Leaves
1 part Red Sandalwood
1 part Dragon's Blood
1 part Storax Bark

2 parts Colophony Pine Resin
1 part Pine Needles
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 Autumn Season incense. First gather the ingredients you'll be using then click begin to get started using our step by step guides.