Incense can be a perfect way to bring the scents and memories of a season, event or place to your home. The only equipment you need to create loose incense is a pestle and mortar and a suitable storage container. Loose incense is best kept in a dark, cool place. It can be stored in many type of container including glass jars and bottles, ziplock bags and small Tupperware or other plastic containers. Any incense should be labelled clearly with the name of the incense recipe and the date that it was made. You could include a list of ingredients if desired.
To create this winter incense recipe you will need:
2 tbsp juniper berries
2 tbsp mugwort
1 tbsp pine needles or pine resin
1 tbsp bay leaves
1/2 tbsp cinnamon
1/2 tbsp rosemary
1 tsp cloves
1. Crush the juniper berries and cloves. You can completely crush these to powder or leave them in larger pieces if preferred.
2. Add the rest of the ingredients to the crushed juniper and cloves. Mix well and crush together lightly.
If you wish you can continue to crush the incense until it is powdered.