How to Make Incense with Fresh Flowers and Herbs

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There are hundreds of ways to relax and unwind after a long day. You can sip some tea, take a stroll outside and place some incense inside your home.

Filling our space with the right smells can have a relaxing effect on us. Lavender and chamomile, for example, are said to help us sleep.

Unfortunately, some commercial incense contain chemicals that do just the opposite! We can’t always control what our favorite store-bought incense is made of, but we can always make our own! Incense, in particular, is a great thing to make since we can go straight to the source of our favorite smells with fresh flowers and herbs. There’s also a lot less fuss and potential for mess, unlike DIY candles and other scent-filled items.

ProFlowers has a guide to show you how to make incense in just five steps! They have a list of recommended fragrant flowers and herbs along with detailed instructions to help you create your own incense bundles.

This guide also has a few aroma recipes to help you get started if you’re not sure what ingredients to start with. For example, if you’re having a quiet night in with your favorite book, you can combine lots of lavender, chamomile and eucalyptus for ultimate relaxation.

On the other hand, if you’re having a romantic dinner at home with your special someone, you can put together roses, lavender and sage to create an amorous mood. The possibilities are endless! Take a look at their tutorial below to see how you can easily add fresh and natural aromas to your home.

How to make incense – in pictures

Step 1

how to make incense step 1 prepare the herbs and flowers

Step 2

how to make incense step 2 bundle the herbs and flowers

Step 3

how to make incense step 3 secure your incense bundle

Pro Tip

how to make incense pro tip make sure your bundle is wrapped tight

Step 4

how to make incense step 4 hang upside down to dry

Step 5

how to make incense step 5 light your incense on a heat proof plate

Aroma recipes

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