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Recipes: Winter

Winter is a time when energies come to rest and quietude. The ingredients associated with winter are conducive to contemplation and are used to center and calm oneself while cultivating energy and promoting stability. Winter incense ingredients help ground a recipe's energies.

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

Winter Incense Ingredients

Base Notes

Middle Notes

Top Notes

Burgundy Pitch
Copal - Black
Borneol Camphor 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 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 Winter ingredients with ingredients of other properties, such as those that enhance Meditation or Relaxation, or perhaps with a few that are believed to promote Peace, etc. The possibilities are endless and filled with fun... enjoy!

Winter Season Incense Recipes

4 parts Aloeswood
1 part Vetiver
1/8 part of Borneol Camphor

Deep Sleep
3 parts Myrrh
3 parts Guggul
1 part Galbanum

Snow Draped Forest
2 parts Burgundy Pitch
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 Winter Season incense. First gather the ingredients you'll be using then click begin to get started using our step by step guides.