Now you can make your own hand made incense in your favorite scents! Make incense to match your candles, soaps and bath & body products for great gift sets! It's easy!
- Mix 1 part fragrance oil to 2 or 3 parts solvent liquid (DPG), and stir well. Do not use straight fragrance oil as it will make excessively smoky incense!
- Soak stick incense in scent mixture for 24 hours in a glass or HDPE plastic container. For cones dipping them in and out of the solution from a glass bowl works well. Cones take much longer to dry, soaking them is not a good idea. Dipping 6 or so times works well. After soaking, pour the leftover oil mixture into a glass or HDPE plastic bottle, such as our fragrance bottles, for storage. You can use this again to make more incense, it doesn't go to waste!
- Lay the cones or sticks out on a screen or drying rack with a pan underneath to catch any drips. Or if your sticks are still bundled, you can hang them to dry on a hook with bowl or bucket underneath. Be sure to put them where they will get air flow to help them dry (you may use a fan to speed the process). Do not bake the incense in an oven or microwave to dry it! Incense must be allowed to dry completely for at least 48 hours before burning. If incense is still wet or damp, it will not burn properly! Be patient and allow it to dry fully before using for best results. Cones tend to take a little longer than sticks because of their thickness. Note: It is also important that you make sure the incense is totally dry with no wet or damp spots before packaging in plastic bags or tubes, etc! Fragrance oils are very strong and can melt or eat through many types of plastic!
- 16 oz. of scent mixture should make approximately 500 or more sticks or cones. Properly made, fully dried incense should burn for approximately 45 minutes to over 1 hour.
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