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- Cedar (Thuja spp.)
- Sage (Salvia spp.)
- Sweetgrass (Hierochloe odorata)
- Frankincense (Boswellia spp.)
- Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha)
- Rose (Rosa spp.)
- Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia)
- Juniper (Juniperus monosperma)
How do you make herbal incense?
- Gather fresh herbs, keeping stems together. Feel free to combine different herbs or keep them separated.
- Take your bundle of herbs and tie the stems together.
- Air dry for 2 weeks, or dry in a low-temperature oven for 8 hours.
- When ready to use, light the leafy end of the herb incense.
How to use:
When the herbal incense is ready, hold the handle end and light the other end until you get a flame going. Blow out the fire and let the herbs smolder. Place the dried herbs in a small heat-proof bowl or dish and enjoy bringing the scents of the outdoors inside.