First full moon of 2017 tonight! I thought I’d kick off this year’s blog articles with my first incense tutorial. Incense is such a beautiful and fun thing to make yourself; and of course you can imbibe it with your own energies and wishes while you create it. Perhaps you’d like to invest some of your hopes and intentions for this year into yours? Making it this evening on the first full moon of the year is a potent time to tune in to the universe and to lunar magic – asking for guidance, reassurance and/or to set an intention in spin.
This recipe is super simple; requiring only two ingredients – cinnamon and water!
Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), most of which is grown in Sri Lanka, is aligned with the sun and the fire element, and is thought to attract prosperity and love/sex. It is also believed to promote health, strength and libido and is recognised as a herb that invokes protection. Follow the steps below to make your own cinnamon incense cones!
EASY CINNAMON INCENSE RECIPE
Put your ground cinnamon powder (pre-ground or grind your own in a pestle and mortar) into a bowl or mortar.
Add water slowly, drop by drop. Mix with a spoon or pestle until it reaches ‘play dough’ consistency. You might like to envision your hopes or intentions for this full moon while you stir the mixture.
Now roll the mixture into a ball in your hand before shaping into little cones.
Leave to dry for at least 24 hours before lighting. Enjoy the sweet, soothing, woody aroma!
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