Meditation Incense (Liber MMM)

 

Ingredients

  • 2 parts Frankincense
  • 1 part Benzoin
  • 1 part White Sandalwood
  • Red Cedar
  • Honey
  • Wine/Mead

Compounding: Use a high quality Frankincense, or the combination of Benzoin and Sandalwood will overpower it. I prefer Bezoin Sumatra, but Benzoin Siam should work as well. Grind all of the ingredients to a fine powder.  Reserve the Red Cedar.  Allow the other powdered ingredients to rest for no less than a week in an airtight container, occaisionaly mixing.  After the ingredients have blended, add a dollop of honey (not a lot, just enough to bind loosely) and mix well.  Add enough wine/mead to produce a crumbly dough. Form a flat sheet from the dough by rolling into a mass and then flattenting.  Dust the top of the dough with red cedar.  Allow to dry sufficiently that you can flip and dust the other side with more red cedar.  Allow to dry again.  Cut the dough into small chunks.  Place into an air tight container and add more red cedar.  Carefully manipulate the container so the cedar coats the incense chunks. Store for at least 24 hours before use.

My original notes refer to Liber MMM, but I find no trace of a recipie in the text, so I believe this was my own recipie originally compounded when I was studying Liber MMM.

Currently undergoing slight reformulation and tweaking.

Combustible Version

  • 2 Parts Frankincense
  • 1 Part Benzoin
  • 2 Parts Sandalwood
  • 1 Parts Red Cedar

Mix with 1/3 the  total weight of the above ingredients of makko as a binder and combustion agent. (i.e. if you end up with 10 grams of incense, add in 3 grams of makko). Combine the ingredients in an airtight container and let sit for no less than seven days.  Add water and a drop or two of frankinence essential oil to make a dough for either forming into cones or extrusion.