Incense Making Workshop (evening class)

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When: June 21 2019 (7pm – 9:30 pm)
December 13, 2019 (7 – 9:30 pm)

Where: MNSI (Seven Hills, Ohio (10 miles south of Cleveland, Ohio)

Cost: $25 plus a $5 supply fee (preregistration required)

Incenses have a wide range of uses from the hobbyist that wants to impart a certain scent in their home to the spiritual aspects of enhancing meditation , astral projection and connection with ones “higher –self” to magikal and ceremonial uses.  Commercial purchased incense is typically used but what if you put your energy, your thoughts, your intentions into the incense that you made and that you will be using…what then?

This Workshop consists of 4 parts:

Part 1: Background and Incense Burning
Participants will learn historical and cultural aspects of incense. They will get acquainted with incense materials by burning them with a charcoal and censer. Creative and interactive exercises will involve incense burning and smelling ingredients, while learning the philosophy and techniques around formulating an incense blend.

Part 2: Formulations and Charcoal Block Incense
Participants choose from a selection of prepared incense materials, including Frankincense, myrrh, lavender, sage, cedar, sandalwood, patchouli, and more. Then, formulate, assemble, mix their blends and learn the proper use of Charcoal blocks.

Part 3: Making Essential Oils Incense sticks and cones
This is an easy and fast way to produce home-made incense sticks and cones.  It allows you 100% control of the type of fragrances and the intensity you want you incense to possess as well as allowing to add your intentions in the process.

Part 4: Hand Rolling Incense from scratch
This is truly “making your own incense”…participants will form their blend into a burnable form by hand rolling cones or joss sticks. Each participant will finish the workshop with 12-20 pieces of incense. Drying and storage of incense will be discussed.  Since rolled incense takes up to 48 hours to dry completely, participants are encouraged to bring a small, airtight plastic container or tube to transport your finished incense.