I love incense. As everybody seems to be posting on oud or incense these days, I’m not going to be left behind! 🙂 I hate smoking, but, And this is a secret! Some very few people are allowed to smoke a cigarette in my house, and the best way to get rid of the smell is to whip out my incense burner. I also like to wave my hair above it, after washing it. I like the smell of incense better than that of my hair products. It is also much better than the smell of damp dog!
So: for Marahm: this is my incense burner!
And here are a few of my incenses and ingredients, There is sandalwood, myrrh, francincense, dragonsblood resin, an incense from a south american tree which is lovely, and some mixtures.
Recipe for incense
- 3 parts myrrh
- 1 part crushed dried rosepetals or saffron. (or less, never do to much dried stuff)
- a few drops of pine oil
- a few drops of cedar oil
I also like the oldfashioned ”sachette”, linnen bags filled with lavender and rosemary, and then stuff them in between your clothes and sheets.
You can bring your favorite scent into the workplace by putting a few drops of your favorite oil on a ribbon and tie it around for example a bunch of pencils. or place a small pot pourri jar on your desk.
Recipe for Pot Pourri
- 1 cup dried lavender
- a handful of scented rosepetals or buds
- dried verbena
- 2 tablespoons of dried orrisroot
- 2 drops each of rose, jasmine and lavender essential oils
Violet dusting powder
This is lovely to dust your skin with after a bath. It has a very subtle smell, and makes your skin silky-smooth.
- 1tablespoon cornflour, or arrowrootpowder
- 1 teaspoon ground orrisroot
- 1 teaspoon ground lavender
- a few fresh violets (officinalis) or fragrant roses
Place all the ingredients in a small tightly lidded cardboard box for a few days until the smells steep together. Then pack them carefully inro a small powder compact with a little swansdown puff. Dust your upper torso after bathing. You can also apply this at the office; to help keep you cool.
Sorry male visitors: this is all girl’s stuff.