7/23/10


I Started To Think About This Title For Today's Post and Thought...Wow...I Have Always Loved The Fragrance of Fridays....You Know what I Mean...You Can Smell
 A Weekend Coming On ! HaHa!

But...... That Is Not What I Meant by
A Fragrant Friday this time...
No,  Actually I Meant It Literally.  Today Is Actually
Fragrant.....You May Ask Why...
Well, Because Today  I Am Going To Show You How To Make
Incense Cones and Sticks.......Like These...
.....And Yes....Because Of This Project
My Studio Does Smell Very Fragrant This Friday!
So Let's Get Started Shall We?
For This Project You Will Need The Following Supplies

*  DPG (Dipropylene Glycol)
*  Fragrance Oil
*  Unscented Incense Cones And Sticks
Container To Put The Incense In For Soaking Up Oils
Newspapers and Paper Towels
Containers To Store The Finished Incense Cones and Sticks
The Above Items Marked With An Asterisk can be Purchased Online HERE or At Many Soap and Candle Suppliers.

Step 1
Put 1 part Fragrance Oil and 2 parts DPG into the container you will be soaking your unscented incense cones and sticks. 
(I used a bathroom dixie cup to measure these portions out.)
Step 2
Add cones or sticks to the liquid you just measured out, making sure that all of the cones or sticks are completely covered by the liquid.  Let the cones and/or sticks soak in this liquid mixture for 3 to 4 days.  I soaked the sticks for 3 days and the cones for 4 days.  The reason for the difference is the sticks are much thinner and take less time to soak up the oils, but the cones are thick and need more soaking time. 
 (By the way I soaked the sticks in a piece of foil that I had tripled and made into a long box shape, sorry I forgot to take pics of that.  Make sure this "box" is put on a newspaper lined cookie sheet or box lid as some of the liquid could seep out a little.)
Step 3
Layer the newspaper and paper towels on a cookie sheet or box lid.  Take the incense cones and/or sticks out of the liquid and lay them out in a single layer on the paper towels to dry for about 2 - 3 days. 
 (Save the leftover liquid, it is reuseable for making more incense.  Make sure you store this liquid properly labeled and in a container with an airtight lid.)
Your Incense is now ready to use! 
Store your Incense In A Zip Lock Plastic
Bag or Cellophane Bags
I made labels for the above and below containers for storing my cellophane bags filled with incense.
I will have more pictures on Monday of How I repurposed some containers like these For Incense and Cookie Gifting. 
Hope you enjoy making some incense, it really is so very easy and lots of fun!  Have a great weekend and...

Until next time.....I wish you Peace...

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