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Christmas Incense Recipe

Make your own homemade incense using this Christmas Incense recipe, combining the loose incense with the charcoal recipe makes for a long burning, aromatic scent.
By Sandy Maine
December 1991/January 1992
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Create a homemade incense using this Christmas Incense recipe for the holiday season.
Photo by Fotolia/Gabriele Maltinti


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Making incense at home is easy using this Christmas Incense recipe.

Christmas Incense Recipe

• 1 ounce pine needles
• 1/2 ounce hemlock needles
• 1/2 ounce sassafras powder
• 1/2 ounce cedarleaf (Thuja occidentalis)
• 1/4 ounce whole cloves


This incense should be used in combination with the Charcoal Briquettes Incense recipe. To use, place a briquette in a fireproof bowl or burner, light one corner, and sprinkle loose incense over the slow-burning coal.


Sandy Maine is the founder and owner of Sunfeather Herbal Soap Company, an exceptionally fragrant mail-order company based in the Adirondack Mountains of New York.


Read more about making incense: Making Herbal Incense.








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