i really love the incense i made. i can’t believe i created such a yummy smelling thing with whatever ingredients i had on hand. you guys! this feels heroic.
yeah, it’s basically copal, with some added goodies. (the orange and cloves are the most distinguishable scents. i think i’ll use more lavender next time – probably by adding some essential oil after the dry ingredients are mixed, since the flowers are seeing their last days now… god that was a tangent.)
the whole process makes me so damn happy.
i’ve been burning it at my favorite chill spot outside in the morning. it’s so enjoyable like that, i wonder what took me so long to think of it. (surrounded by nature, away from partner’s sensitive nose…)
aside from the copal (which i bought when i was in grad school, btw – it’s been packed away in a magic box for years. omg that’s a whole other post.) all of the ingredients were from plants that i care for myself.
which is to say, the love goes way back.
it’s like my own personal elixir.