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Fall Incense Recipe


Great Fall Incense recipe for you!

  • 1 Part Frankincense Resin
  • 1/2 Part Myrrh Resin

    fall-leaves

    Fall Leaves

  • 1 Part White Copal Resin
  • 3 Fall Colored leaves, dried and pulverized
  • 3 Tbs. dried cedar leaves, chopped small

Mix together and burn on charcoal tabs

 

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Which Scents are Calming


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Like the Lemongrass Essential Oil from Auroshikha, there are several scents that have a calming effect on people.  Calm and agitation all begin in the brain with a release of chemicals in response to a thought or situation. It goes to reason that there are things that trigger a calming response and one of those is scent. Scent is a powerful initiator of memory and emotion. Scents can be delivered using different vehicles such as via incense, via essential oil in a burner, via essential oil put on the body or through simmering whole herb in water *steam method*.  Each delivery method has different results depending on the system used and the person using it.

Some scents used to initiate a calming response in the body are Lavender, Chamomile, Lemongrass, Sandalwood (promotes calm by encouraging a singular focus, thus quieting an excited mind) or really whatever else calms you.  Perhaps a certain scent evokes memory of happy times and places.  Just that happy memory will release the “happy chemicals” in the brain and calm agitation.

The vehicle you choose to deliver the scent can also play a part in the calming process.  Sometimes watching a single, wispy, strand of incense smoke curl up into the air is enough to calm the mind and body.  Some people don’t like smoke and prefer a water bath essential oil burner.  Sometimes, if you are going to be out and about, enveloping yourself in a protective atmosphere of scent can provide that portable calming scent that is needed to get through stressful situations.  Sometimes it is nice just to put a tiny bit of essential oil in with your face cream and apply it to the face or apply some to your hair so only you can smell it.

It is amazing what scent can do for you in your daily life.  It can reduce stress and initiate calm when you need it.  It can also be used in many different forms and ways.  Let your own inner voice guide you as to what and how to use scent in your life.  Life is what you make it; you have choices so why not make it great?  As always be safe with using essential oils and only use oils and incense as directed.

Please leave a comment and let us know what scent you use to encourage that calming response in you!

Japanese Incense-Morning Star sandalwood


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Morning Star sandalwood incense is one of our personal favorites here.  The sandalwood is a woody and dry scent.  This great little 50 stick pack comes with a burner to burn your incenses in.  These 50 stick packs of Morning Star are fun because they don’t cost an arm and a leg ($3.10 at Violet and Company), if you do like them there are enough in the pack to enjoy.  If you don’t like them you can give them to a friend to try and you aren’t out tons of money.  You can buy these through our Facebook Store for an additional 5% off (after liking our page 🙂 ) or you can get them in our eBay store or on our website

Eiju-Spicy Sandalwood Incense by Nippon Kodo


Eiju Long Eiju Spicy Sandalwood Incense by Nippon Kodo is a long stick sandalwood, with clove, cinnamon or other spicy additions.  It is an amazing incense, most  unlike any typical incense.  Eiju comes in 70 stick packs and each stick burns approximately 55 minutes.  You can find the incense here.  $16.00 from Violet and Company Incense.  As always, $35 worth of purchases gets you free shipping on the entire order.

Morning Star Lavender Incense on sale!


morning star lavender 50Morning Star Lavender on sale $2.85!

If you have never tried Japanese Incense, now is the time.  Nippon Kodo’s Morning Star Lavender infuses the room with a delicate lavender aroma.  The sticks, like all Morning Star, have no wooden bamboo core, they are pure incense.  Each package of incense comes with a little ceramic incense holder.  The sticks are delicate, perhaps 3 mm thick, but they burn slowly. And if they should break, no matter, they burn at any size!  We like standing 5 or 6 of them up in a little dish full of sand.  It is a visual and olfactory treat!

Anand Ganesh Incense


Ganesh Special Fluxo IncenseAnand Ganesh Incense is one of our favorites of all time.  It has a sweet, rich, buttery aroma that reminds one of a big buttery maple bar.  It is a fluxo incense and fluxo denotes masala incense, or natural mixture of powders, woods and flowers to create an incense “dough” that is pressed onto a bamboo stick.  Fluxo are sometimes a little more smokey than other incenses, but it is well worth it.  I love looking at the sticks, as no one looks the same.  The incense “dough” is folded around each stick differently, lumpy in some spots and smooth in others.  It is such an organic, earthy looking incense!  Anand Ganesh Special Fluxo, on sale for $1.25 this week at Violet and Company Incense.

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