SWFL Peace Day Incense 2022
SWFL Peace Day Incense
A "Beach Sand" incense blend created at The Island Octopus Incensarium.
You have the choice between approximately a 2 gram or 5 gram of all natural resin-based incense housed in a corked test tube with an attached illustrated label. The Island Octopus' "Beach Sand" blends are a loose form of incense designed for easy use with electric and charcoal censers. However, you are encouraged to use this blend on charcoal if desired. NOTE: The event transpired on quite a hot afternoon here, and the incense more stuck together than anticipated. It may need a little help getting it out.
*** Blend description ***
Created for the 15th Annual SWFL Peace Day Celebration in Fort Myers Florida. My main inspiration came from the ingredients themselves, which have been used as smudges and healing incenses among the various cultures of the world. Pictured are 8 different incense ingredients, with the last being hidden within the image.
This incense is based in the clean burning dammars of Indonesia and the tropical woodland aroma of elemi from Madagascar. Added were different resins from around the world including Piñon from the American West, Lignum Vitae from the Caribbean, and others from Central America, East African, the Mediterranean, the Himalayas, South Asia and Australia. Traditional holy woods, healing herbs and roots such as Palo Santo, HawaiianSandalwood, Agarwood, White Sage, Tulsi, Lavender and Rustica help balance the rich incense resin, bringing their white plumes of smoke. This multifaceted blend was completed with the additions of precious floral and citrus essences including Jasmine Sambac, Ylang Ylang, Mandarin, Petitgrain and others.
While SWFL Peace Day Incense works excellently with an electric incense heater such as the legendary Golden Lotus, my intent was for this incense to be used in the traditional setting and placed on top of charcoal. You can place the resin directly on the red hot coal, or allow the coal to form a thin layer of ash before placing the incense. Using a half teaspoon of this blend creates a rich and enveloping smudging smoke which can be used the cleanse indoor spaces and as a medium for lifting your consciousness to other realms.
All illustrations and recipes are original creations by Matthew Gindling exclusively for The Island Octopus!
NOTE: This incense blend is intended to be used as an aromatic incense only! We create incense as a form of functional and interactive art, and make no guarantees or claims to any desired effects, whether they be expressed or inferred.
*** WARNINGS ***
Always maintain good ventilation when producing smoke of any kind in doors. Always be cautious when using hot charcoal and keep out of the reach of children & pets!! Incense is not edible. This incense blend is intended to be used as an aromatic incense only. None of our products are intended as food and should not be ingested in any way. Learn more about how to use resin incense.
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