Japanese Incense Recipe

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

| December 1991/January 1992

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

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

Japanese Incense Recipe

• 6 tablespoons star anise, powdered in blender
• 1 teaspoon cherry oil
• 1 1/2 cups sandalwood powder
• 3/4 cup water
• 1/2 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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