Making Your Own Incense Cones

making an incense cone

Creating your own Incense Cones or Incense Sticks is easy, fun, and also makes great gifts! This blog post was written by Robert Seidel, and reposted with permission from The Essential Oil Company.

What do you need for making Incense Cones?

– Blank incense cones or incense sticks

– Essential oil, fragrance or blend of choice

– Denatured alcohol

– A deep pan, tray or large jar

– Gloves

– Large spoon with holes

– Drying rack

lighting a cone incense

Step 1:

Make your fragrance blend. This can be a blend of essential oils or perfume oils. You can also use single note perfume oils, or individual essential oils. Patchouli, sandalwood, lavender, bay are some favorite essential oils. Almond, coconut, apple, bayberry are some favorite perfume oils. Be creative and make your own unique fragrance!

burning incense

Step 2:

Dilute your blend or single oil in alcohol; 1/3 fragrance blend 2/3 alcohol. Denatured alcohol is inexpensive and can be purchased at a hardware store. Other alcohols can be used; you must make certain that the percentage of alcohol is higher than 40%. Isopropyl alcohol will do, but it generally already has a fragrance added. Pure grain alcohol may be available at a liquor store.

different kinds of essential oils

Step 3:

Pour your diluted fragrance into a tall jar, or coffee can. A deep tray can also be used. Soak your incense cones or incense sticks in the blend for 24 hours.

stainess pan

Step 4:

Remove incense from the liquid using a spoon with holes, spatchula, or strainer. Place on a baking rack with paper towels underneath and dry for another 24 hours. You can also make a rack using a window screen. Be careful! Alcohol is flammable! Always make your incense in a well-ventilated room with no open flames, away from heat sources. Once your cones and sticks are completely dry, they are ready for burning. Do not burn your incense until they are completely dry. ENJOY!!

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Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent disease. This article has not been reviewed by the FDA. Always consult with your primary care physician or naturopathic doctor before making any significant changes to your health and wellness routine.