There’s nothing better than feeling our house smelling good, right? Add to this an aroma that will bring only good energy and make the environment better. For this, there is nothing that compares to natural incense as you want to bring aromas of flowers, herbs, and plants into your home.
A lot of people use ready-made incense to do all of the things described above. The problem is that during burning, industrialized incense ends up eliminating agents that are harmful to health, such as lead and gunpowder. Therefore, the best alternative is to use natural incense, but besides being very expensive, it is not so easy to find.
Let’s learn how to make natural incense? If you want to bring the best energies, with a scent of nature and still save, just keep reading this text! Let’s go there?
What is natural incense?
First, it is important to understand what natural incense is: the name is self-explanatory. It is produced from elements of nature such as spices and herbs.
What is natural incense for?
Its usefulness is very wide, and the idea is to use aromas for different purposes: for example, some plants soothe, while other scents are stimulating. Also, in terms of energy, natural incense helps to promote cleanliness in an environment.
How to make natural incense for purification
To make your natural purification incense you will need:
- Rosemary branches;
- Salvia branches;
- Lavender branches;
Let’s go step by step on how to make natural incense for purification?
- Collect all the branches: rosemary, sage, and lavender;
- With the scissors in hand, cut the branches of the herbs, leaving them the same size;
- Use string to tie all branches;
- In a safe, well-ventilated place, let your natural incense hang out to dry. It will take ten days;
- Incense ready to burn!
How to make natural cinnamon incense
For you to be able to make natural cinnamon incense, you need to have:
- Water in a spray bottle;
- Cinnamon powder.
Sounds pretty easy and it is. With just two ingredients you can make a natural incense and leave your house with that delicious smell of cinnamon:
- With the spray bottle, add water to the cinnamon until it has the consistency of wet earth;
- Then go on shaping the cinnamon into a cone shape;
- If I have been crumbling, add more water;
- Arrange in a dry and ventilated place and allow the cones that were made to dry;
- Leave to dry in the shade;
- After two days, let the cones lie down so that the base is also dry;
- Only handle natural incense when you are sure they are dry;
- Carefully store natural cinnamon incense in a jar.
How to make natural rosemary incense
Separate the following ingredients:
- Rosemary branches;
- Cotton thread;
To prepare, follow the explanation below:
- Take scissors, cut some sprigs of rosemary;
- Try to clean the rosemary branches with a dry cloth;
- Gather all the branches and with the thread, go making several knots to keep the rosemary twigs well attached;
- Make sure the lashing is tight to have a slow burn;
- Soon after, wrap the whole rosemary with cotton thread, pressing to keep the sprig well attached;
- When you reach the end, repeat the process;
- Make numerous knots, leaving a “hook” of thread that will allow you to hang the incense when you use it;
- In a dry place, let it dry in the shade for 15 days;
- After that, your natural rosemary incense is ready to use!
How to make natural lavender incense
To make your natural lavender incense you will need:
- lavender leaves;
- Cotton thread or thin string.
Method of preparation:
- Gather the lavender leaves;
- Then tie the base of the sheets, with the cotton thread;
- Then, wind the entire length of the sheets using the same line;
- While you’re winding, try to make it right so you don’t loosen;
- Give how many knots are needed at the tips of the leaves;
- Let the natural lavender incense dry in a sunless and airy place;
- To find out if the incense is ready, just check if the leaves are darker and well dry;
- Your incense is ready to use!