Magic Sand Incense
Magic Sand Incense
BRAND NEW FORMULATION!
A "Beach Sand" incense blend created at The Island Octopus Incensarium.
You will receive approximately 20 grams (0.7 ounces) of resin-based incense housed in a glass jar with a tag illustrated by Melissa.
*** Blend description ***
This batch of Magic Sand Incense has found a rebirth at the Incensarium! Inspired by my first blend which was created created back in what I think was 2008. The original intent was to create a fragrant "smokeless" incense mix that could be simply be smelled out of the jar, providing a pleasant aroma with calming and uplifting properties.
This incense is based in the 6 different Myrrh & Opopanax (Commiphora spp.) resins mix with 3 different forms of Frankincense (Boswellia spp.) Added were other classical resins including Sumatran Benzoin almonds, Siberian Cedar, and others. Fragrant woods and spices such as Mysore Sandalwood, Palo Santo, Sri Lankan Cinnamon, Nutmeg and others mix intricately with the rich incense resin. Imbued with elements of the sea such as Driftwood from Sanibel Island, crushed Atrina shells, antique white Ambergris and salt from the island of Cyprus. The mixture was allowed to age while being infused with a mixture of citrus oils and floral notes including Frangipani and White Champaca.
All of the ingredients were hand crushed into small sand-sized pieces. Due to the slightly sticky nature of resins, the mix will need to be occasionally stirred with a toothpick to loosen up the granules.
While Magic Sand works beautifully 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 smoke. This is for those who love traditional frankincense and myrrh blends. Definitely try it with an electric heater too, or simply smell is straight out of the jar.
All recipes are original creations by Matthew Gindling exclusively for The Island Octopus! Artwork by Melissa!
*** 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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