Indian Incense Recipe

Make your own homemade incense using this Indian Incense recipe, liquid, a binder and powdered aromatics make the basic incense dough.

| December 1991/January 1992

  • Create a homemade incense using this Indian Incense recipe.
    Create a homemade incense using this Indian Incense recipe.
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  • Create a homemade incense using this Indian Incense recipe.

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

Indian Incense Recipe

• 3 tablespoons cinnamon
• 5 tablespoons sandalwood
• 1 tablespoon cloves
• 1 tablespoon musk rose (Rosa moschata)
• 1 tablespoon benzoin
• 1 tablespoon curry powder
• 1 teaspoon jasmine oil
• 1 teaspoon musk oil
• 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons powdered willow charcoal
• 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons water
• 3/4 teaspoon potassium nitrate
• Tragacanth powder as needed


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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