Making Incense like a Witch, Myrrh

This mortar and pestle incense kit is from the Etsy shop, Enchanted Moon Store. The store came to my attention because it manages the Facebook group, Tarot Study Group, with over 23,000 members. Inspired by others online to attempt something new, I am learning to make incense.

My first attempt to make a-little-of-everything incense failed. The incense might need to dry a bit longer, but I suspect there is too much arbic gum for the incense to burn consistently. However, before selecting a measured incense recipe, I will do a little research on each resin individually. The first is myrrh.

About Myrrh

Myrrh resin has been used throughout history as a perfume, incense, and medicine. Myrrh mixed with wine was common across ancient cultures, for general pleasure and as an analgesic.

Myrrh is harvested by repeatedly wounding the trees to bleed the gum, which is waxy and coagulates quickly. After the harvest, the gum becomes hard and glossy. The gum is yellowish and may be either clear or opaque. It darkens deeply as it ages, and white streaks emerge.

DIY, Inspiration DIY, Witch!

Do you want to make incense too? I enjoyed these two videos. Let me know if you have any recommendations for recipes. I have arbic gum, sage, salt, myrrh, dragons blood, copal, and frankincense.