Make Your Own Incense Sticks Using Essential Oils

Make Your Own Incense Sticks Using Essential Oils

Are you in love with incense sticks as much as we are? Bingo!

The best part of using incense sticks is their capability to lighten and purify the environment almost instantly. They purify our souls, boost our mood, reduce anxiety and can also protect us from various infections. All thanks to their healing fragrances that leave an everlasting impact wherever they are burnt.

 

Although incense sticks can easily be found in a variety of fragrances and blends, have you always wanted to make your own incense sticks, blending fragrances to suit your preferences, likes and dislikes? Or, have DIY projects always excited you?

 

Well, whatever the case is, the good news is that, you can now make your own incense sticks at home. And what’s more – you get to customize the mix for a unique blend of fragrances that you want to use.

 

Below is a simple step-by-step guide to make incense sticks using essential oils in the comfort of your home.

Things you will need

Blank incense sticks

Essential oils of your choice

A long shallow dish

Aluminum foil


Procedure to make incense sticks from essential oils

Use a long shallow dish to let the incense sticks soak in the essential oils. However, if you do not have one, you can make use of aluminum foil and fold it in a V shape.

Making one incense stick at a time

If you are a novice, we would suggest that you go with one incense stick at a time. And once it goes fine and you’ve found the perfect blend, you can make a bunch of them altogether.

All you need to do is:

  • Lay your blank and unscented incense stick on an oval dish, or a temporary dish made of aluminum foil.

  • After that, mix two or more essential oils that you are fond of. You can even use a single essential oil too.

  • Sprinkle the essential oil over the unscented incense stick. One incense stick would need around 20 drops of pure essential oil.

  • You can reuse the drippings in the box. Once the whole incense stick is mixed with the essential oil, store it in a glass jar and let it dry for twenty-four hours.

  • After drying, the incense sticks are ready to use. This is an easy and simple method to carry out.

  • You can also add the essential oils using an eyedropper to avoid spilling.

Making a bunch of incense sticks

The procedure to make a bunch of incense sticks is similar to what we discussed above. For instance, let’s assume that you want to make 50 incense sticks. Considering that each incense stick needs 20 drops of essential oils, 50 incense sticks would require 50 * 20 = 1000 drops of essential oil.

  • You can use a graduated cylinder and add the required amount of essential oil into it. Dip the incense sticks in a bunch of 10-15 into the cylinder and let them absorb the essential oil.

  • Repeat the procedure for the rest.

  • Let the incense sticks soak in the essential oil by leaving them overnight.

  • And you’re done!

Added perks to making incense sticks this way is you don’t even need to burn the incense sticks for a few days. You only need to open the jar in which they are kept, and scent will fill the room right away!


Your Turn

Making your own incense sticks can be a fun process. It is a satisfying process as well as you know that the materials used in the incense are pure, of good quality and as per your tastes and desire. You can add sandalwood oil to your fragrance blend if you are fond of the light smell. Some popular incense sticks that can be easily made include the likes of patchouli, sandalwood, rose, lavender, rain, jasmine and so on.

You can also use these incense sticks to gift somebody and brighten their day. Your guests would be enchanted with the refreshing aroma of your house or the place you choose to light them.

What are you waiting for? Get started today. Do not forget to share your experience with us in the comments.

Posted on 06/16/2017 Home 0 1600

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