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Recipes: Leo
Leo is ruled by the Sun and the energy of healing, protection and self-confidence.

You can either build your own recipes by choosing two or more aromatics from the Leo Ingredients list, or you can start with one of the Leo incense recipes provided below and make changes according to your tastes.
 

Leo Incense Ingredients

Base Notes

Middle Notes

Top Notes

Benzoin
Cassia
Cedarwood
Copal-Black
Copal-Gold
Copal-White
Frankincense
Juniper Wood
Musk
Sandalwood
Tolu Balsam
Cinnamon
Elemi
Ginger
Juniper Berries
Juniper Tips
Saffron
Storax
Turmeric
Bay Laurel
Galangal
Nutmeg
Orange Peel
Rosemary

Top notes are the first aromas we smell. They're often lighter, sweeter and spicier and diffuse into the air very quickly. Middle notes (heart notes) diffuse into the air more slowly. They give body and fullness to a recipe. Base notes are the longest lasting scents and most "fixed" of all. Most Base note ingredients are also "fixatives" meaning they combine or "fixate" all the ingredients together as one.

In most cases, at least one base note ingredient is recommended in a recipe. Combining multiple top, middle and base notes will create an aroma with much more depth and body. There are no hard and fast rules though so have fun experimenting with each group to see what suits you.


You can also blend Leo ingredients with ingredients of other properties, such as those that enhance Meditation or Relaxation, or perhaps with a few that are believed to promote Peace, etc. The possibilities are endless and filled with fun... enjoy!
 

Leo Incense Recipes


Healing

3 parts Sandalwood
1 part Juniper Berries
1 part Storax Bark
 

Protection
4 parts Frankincense
1 part Cinnamon
1 part Galangal

A "part" is any unit of measurement you wish to use, provided it's consistent throughout the entire recipe. We often use the conversion of 1 part = 1, 2 or 3 grams for small batches, and maybe 1 part = 5 to 10 grams for larger batches, etc. If you prefer, you can use powdered volume measurements with teaspoons, tablespoons and/or cups.

Once you've selected the recipe or ingredients you wish to use, you're ready to begin making your own Leo incense. First gather the ingredients you'll be using then click begin to get started using our step by step guides.

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