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Recipes: Creativity

Creativity Incense Ingredients are traditionally used at times when we need that little additional mental spark to help us escape rutted mental patterns and think in new ways, come up with creative solutions, or inspire artistic expression. These ingredients help us to unblock any stuck mental and emotional processes and create fresh perspectives and new courses of action.

You can use the Creativity Incense Ingredients list to build your own recipes by choosing two or more aromatics from the list. Or, you may want to start with one of the Creativity Incense Recipes provided below and then make changes according to your tastes.

Creativity Incense Ingredients

Base Notes

Middle Notes

Top Notes


Tolu Balsam
Tonka Beans

Star Anise

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 Creativity ingredients with ingredients of other properties, such as those that are Strengthening or Relaxing, or perhaps with a few that encourage Dreams, etc. The possibilities are endless and filled with fun... enjoy!

Creativity Incense Recipes

Musical Spirit
4 parts Frankincense
2 parts White Copal
1 part Cinnamon
1 part Star Anise
1 part Ginger

4 parts Labdanum
1 part Tonka beans
1 part Tolu Balsam
1 part Opoponax

4 parts Aloeswood
1 part Saigon Cinnamon
1 part Benzoin
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 Creativity incense. First gather the ingredients you'll be using then click begin to get started using our step by step guides.