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How to Make Incense

Are you looking for a fun project that will amaze your friends? Try developing your own scent with some homemade incense.


  • : Always make incense in a well-ventilated area with no open flames.
  • Step 1: Combine oils Create your fragrance by combining your essential oils or perfume oils.
  • TIP: Be creative; try to develop something entirely unique.
  • Step 2: Combine fragrance and alcohol Combine 1/3 part of your fragrance mixture with 2/3 parts of denatured alcohol.
  • Step 3: Pour into pan Pour the diluted fragrance into the pan.
  • Step 4: Soak sticks Soak the blank sticks in the mixture for 24 hours.
  • Step 5: Remove; dry Remove the sticks from the liquid and place them on the window screen to dry for another 24 hours.
  • TIP: Dry the sticks completely.
  • Step 6: Light Light the incense once the sticks have dried.
  • FACT: The incense clock, which uses burning incense to measure time, was invented in China between the years of 960 to 1279 C.E.

You Will Need

  • Perfume oils or essential oils
  • Denatured alcohol
  • Small tray or pan
  • Blank incense sticks
  • Window screen

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