A "Beach Sand" incense blend created at The Island Octopus Incensarium.
You will receive approximately 15 grams (0.52 ounces) of all natural resin-based incense housed in an aluminum tin with an illustrated label. The Island Octopus' "Beach Sand" blends are a loose form of incense designed for easy use with electric and charcoal censers.
*** Blend description ***
Mermaid's Dawn is the newly reenvisioned blend based on the well-received incense created by Ethereal Aromas Incense Company in 2018. This incense blend was brought into existence with the intent of using the natural elemental forces of the sea-side realm to transform the land-based ingredients. The incense marries the mysterious depths of the ocean with the birth of the rising sun, bringing the captivating light of morning to the oceanside. Various ingredients were personally collected from the beaches of South Florida, including a salty and beautifully smooth Driftwood, Atrina Pen shells, and fresh ocean water from the Gulf of Mexico.
First and foremost, this is a myrrh based incense, with our personally created Sea-Kissed Somalian Myrrh being the foundation to which all other ingredients are added. This Myrrh provides the deep and mysterious watery depths to which resins such as Brue, Copal, and others have been added. The fathoms of the deep are further impregnated with other like-minded notes which arise from the addition of Labdanum, Oakmoss, West Indian Bay, and a curious Seaweed absolute. Next, the wooden warmth of Agarwood and sweet Driftwood meld with the exotic subterranean scents of Kava and Vetiver. As the sun's morning rays provide their warm and soothing caress across the landscape, so does the breath of exquisite Jasmine Sambac and Red Champaca flowers arise with a fleeting sensation of Grapefruit. Acting as a sort of metaphysical net which holds this incense's various parts together are the alluring and fixative aromas of fresh Vanilla bean, Coconut, Sandalwood and a touch of vintage Ambergris.
Mermaid's Dawn is best experienced on an electric incense heater such as the legendary Golden Lotus heater. We have found that we enjoy this most when used at a temperature of approximately 210°C and allowed to develop over the period of about 30 minutes. If more traditional methods such as using incense charcoal are preferred, we suggest letting the coal form some ash over its surface before using, or creating some sort of thin barrier between the incense and the coal. While this is not necessary, it allows for more of the subtle and delicate notes to emerge without competing directly with the smoldering resin.
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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