How to Make Incense from Sage

Making your own incense from sage is easy. Here's how to make sage incense which is just right for you.

Steps

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    Things you'll need :
    • Sage Essential Oil
    • Dipropylene Glycol or DPG (an additive for perfumes).
    • 12-15 perfume-free incense sticks.
    • A long, narrow glass or ceramic jar with a tight-fitting lid.
    • An incense stick Ziploc bag for the finished product.
    • Safety goggles.
    • Gloves.
    • Apron.
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    Because DPG is a chemical, tuck your hair under a cap or bandanna and wear safety goggles, gloves and an apron to protect yourself.
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    Measure two parts of DPG to one part of fragrance into the narrow container. Mix the ingredients together well.
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    Place the incense sticks in the jar. Screw the on lid tightly and shake it.
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    Let the sticks rest for twelve hours. Give them another shake to ensure even coating, Let them rest for another twelve hours.
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    Remove the sticks from the container and lay them out over a kitchen towel on a fresh, flat surface to dry thoroughly for another twenty four hours.
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    Check that they are completely dry. If not, dry them for a few hours more.
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    Pack them in the Ziploc bag and store in a dry area for future use.

Tips

  • Sage - as an herb, or in the form of sage tea offers health benefits. Check out the links below.
  • Use any other Essential Oil in place of Sage, to make incense sticks with different perfumes.
  • Dry sage leaves, tie them in little bundles and use them to perfume the house.
  • Sage is believed to have a purifying effect on a house. Click on the following link for more information: http://www.ehow.com/how_6498474_sage-house.html

Warnings

  • Wash your hands and face thoroughly after the process is over.
  • Place left-over chemicals etc. in a storage cupboard under the stairs or in the gardening shed and keep it locked for safety's sake.
  • Keep tiny kids and pets out of the room while making the incense.
  • DPG is a chemical. Be extremely careful while handling.

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