Virgo is ruled by Mercury; the energy of strength and stability, wisdom,
eloquence, health, and service.
You can either build your own recipes by choosing two or more aromatics
from the Virgo Ingredients list, or you can start with one of the
Virgo incense recipes provided below and make changes according
to your tastes.
Palo Santo Wood
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.
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 Virgo ingredients with ingredients of other properties,
such as those that are Strengthening or
represent Courage, or perhaps with a few
that are believed to promote Health, etc. The possibilities are
endless and filled with fun... enjoy!
1 part Elemi
1 part Desert Sage
3 parts Myrrh
1 part Opoponax
1/2 part Lavender
pinch of Nutmeg
3 parts Frankincense
1/2 part Storax Bark
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 Virgo incense. First gather the
ingredients you'll be using then click begin
to get started using our step by step guides.