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Offline Mattheos

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Recipe for incense
« on: May 15, 2003, 12:40:58 AM »
Hi all. I was wondering if any of you could direct me to or supply me with a recipe for making incense (not the oriental or herbal stuff).


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Re:Recipe for incense
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2003, 03:04:31 AM »
I don't have any directions I can give you except perhaps to get involved with a monastery where they produce incense. Ask the monks or nuns if they can show you. Can I ask why you are interested? Is it just out of curiosity or do you intend making it yourself?

Personally, I have enough difficulty approaching the making of prosfora with a proper humble and prayerful attitude. I think I'd only go as far as producing my own charcoal powder for the burning of incense.


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Re:Recipe for incense
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2003, 07:26:42 PM »
Hi John

I want to know so I can make some myself. I would give up on the prosphoro and leave it to the female of the house (if possible). I want to learn to make incense so I can use it for my own use and then perhaps produce some so my parish can sell it for fundraising.

If you have any idea how to make the charcoal for burning incense then please let me know.


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Re: Recipe for incense
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2016, 05:32:52 AM »
Generally speaking, it's ground frankincense and/or resins mixed with essential oils.  Recipes tend to be closely guarded as trade secrets; either fiddle with ratios and scents until you find what you like or apprentice under an incense maker or perfumer.

Making prosphora is way easier and it's humbling that it becomes the Body.  Any person can take pine resin and that would be sufficient to use as a natural incense.
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