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It's a part of my life to learn. Anything to do with aromatherapy 🍀🌻!!! I burn insence often.. it's a tradition we use in our spiritual life, offering prayer to our Divine, our Lord God.
Loving the magic behind Incense! Thanks for sharing
Thank you, for sharing all this knowlege with us. I am excited to make some Incense!
Happy to share as always. Enjoy Brenda :)
Many Thanks with gratitude !
Lovely series! This is amazing:) Thank you for this.
I enjoy watching your videos. You are very informative and knowledgeable. Making incense has been a spiritual part of my life. I look forward to learning so much more. Thank you!
These video are very informative for a beginner. As you mention foundation is KEY. You have absolutely got my inspiration follow for crafting totally wholistic incense and my mind is creating blends already. Could you point us in the right direction in Australia for pure product? Thank you so much for these wonderful classes
You're actually quite lucky to have a wide variety of sustainable incense crafting supply sources in Australia! Some of our student favorites are Aroma Queen and Incense Australia, and we have a robust listing of other vendors available to members of our full courses as well.
Thank you so much for being here with us this week!
When will workshop 3 be available? Can't wait to get working!
Hi Karen, lesson 3 was released this morning! You can check it out under the video 1 or 2 navigation. Or check your inbox for my lesson 3 email. Enjoy!
so excited for the next video thankyou
I am really enjoying the content/ Just retired and looking for something to do and this sounds GREAT.
Hi there and thank you so much for these videos. I live in Salalah and I'm very eager to get the locals to switch back to their natural ingredients that they have left by the wayside unfortunately.
I have a question. Will these videos be available to us for a limited time only? Thanks again Blessings -Heidi
Hi Heidi Shropshire, yes these videos will be available for just one more week. Thanks for tuning in!
Thanks so much. This series is giving me an entirely different perspective regarding incense. I'm finding that aromatics in any sense so far completely fascinates me. Looking so forward to delving in to the fascinating world of incense.
Thank you for all your wonderful knowledge. I learned a lot of new information.
Thank you so much for all your hard work on this very powerful video, you are such a good, interesting specker. I am so excited to learn more about making my own incenses.
Hi Rhonda Hudson thank you for your kind words. I appreciate you being here and hope you get a lot out of this presentation!
Understanding the difference between base material and base notes was very interesting. I look forward to learning more about different forms of binders.
Excellent video series! I am very excited to learn and be able to add my own incense to my spiritual practice as well as just making my house smell amazing and share with others! Thank you for making the fundamentals of incense so clear. Can't wait to see it being made in the next video!
Hey! I’m LOVING THIS! I’m also loving that you are offering this info for free! Much appreciated.
I finished the 1st 2 videos but haven’t seen the link to the 3rd yet.
So glad you're loving the workshop! Lesson 3 will be released on Tuesday morning. Keep an eye on your inbox for the link!
Thank you for your work!! <3 I wonder about your suggestions for specific procedures to powder dried base-materials like juniper wood in a home kitchen environment.
Great question! For harder materials, like woods, we'd suggest breaking your material into the smallest sized pieces possible (think shavings and small chunks) and then grinding them with something like a coffee or spice grinder.
I personally use the spice attachment included with the Secura Electric Coffee grinder with great success for small batches. Commercial grinders and mills are another option for incense makers working on a larger scale.
Would vetiver root count as a base or as an aromatic herb? Or could it be used as both?
Vetiver could certainly function as a base, although it is quite strong so you may find yourself supplementing with a more delicately scented base as well to account for that.
I am interested. I look forward to the next lessons.
This is so interesting and I am so grateful for you sharing your knowledge. I would love to include this in my aromatherapy practice that I am just beginning.
Hi Mary, what a great time for you. I'm happy you found this series as it is the foundation of your aromatherapy practice. Learning the two together will be powerful and beautiful. Enjoy the rest of the series.
Oh Im so loving this! I never really thought about the process behind making incense! Im so excited to do this! Cant wait to see #3
Hey Nicole :) Happy you're here. Love your enthusiasm, it will take you far on this path. Enjoy!
Will I be able to watch Workshop 3 another time. I have to be out of town and busy all day.I appreciate your time to share some ancient and spiritual concepts around our plants and herbs. Grateful.
Yes! Lesson 3 comes out soon. We’ll send a link to your email address that’ll go directly to the lesson.
Hi. I have always loved burning incense. For as long as I could remember someone in my household or even just walking down the street or in parks (New York or New Jersey) someone was burning incents. But until these classes, I never thought about the medicial or therapeutic asspects of incense aromatherapy. Which is wierd, because I am studying essential oils now. I guess I was such a custom to having them as part of my every day life, I never put 2 and 2 together. I just enjoyed the smells and still do. So, thank you for broading my understanding of incense and aromatherapy.
Thanks for the video. Since I already work with essential oils, I am really excited about including those into crafting incense too.
Thank you for joining us for the workshop Jenna2cool!
Thanks for the video. It will be great to combine my aromatherapist knowledge with making incense. Can't wait to make them.
With my primary experience in essential oils, I was excited to learn about the wider spectrum of properties in the raw materials that can be accessed using incense.
Very new to this. Getting excited. thanks very much
Hi Evan, A few weeks prior to your offering I had been feeling a need to buy incense for the new place I am physically and spiritually in. It was a soft yet constant reminder. Out of no where your video series showed up in my inbox. I really appreciate your depth of knowledge, your connection to traditional practices, spirituality, and for the opportunity to learn about the significance of choosing to use raw herbs for enhanced medicinal properties. The entire series so far is rich. The information you shared regarding the use of water and how it is approached spiritually, specifically the blessing of the water as it is added to the recipe, reinforced teachings I have recently been introduced to. A reminder to not underestimate the power of intention or water.Thank you!!! Super grateful for the opportunity to participate and receive your teachings. Looking forward to making. Cheers!Gina
Hi Gina! I'm happy you found the series. Welcome. I know you'll get a lot more out of it and I'm excited for what you'll do with it!
having problems getting lesson 3 to work. Thank you.
Lesson 3 will be released on Tuesday morning. Keep an eye on your inbox for the link!
Thankyou for so generously sharing your knowledge and obvious passion, I've been wanting to make incense for the longest time but never got further than reading about it. I'm so looking forward to the next video. Just one question: I understand all about the need for completely dry ingredients but doesn't the water make it susceptible to mould? How does preservation work in this case? Thankyou, see you soon!
Hi Rebecca, thanks for being here. I'm excited for you! So in terms of using dry ingredients, for starters, you need to be powdering everything down very finely and it's not very easy to do that unless your materials are totally dry.
I understand your perspective, but drawing from my experience in crafting incense over the years, I've noticed a difference when using materials that aren't completely dry before adding them to the mixture. Even though our recipe involves adding water, the moisture content of the initial materials matters. Something happens at a cellular level when a plant is dried. And when you work with 100% dry ingredients, the final product won't retain any moisture. If you use fresh materials, even when the incense appears dry, it can potentially lead to mold issues. It's a bit challenging to explain, but I hope this clarifies the point a bit better.
Wealth of information and resources. Thank you! Ready for the hands on how-to, I ordered the beginners kit and have been waiting to try it!
You're about to get your hands workin in some incense dough in the next lesson! So excited you're here with us!