Introduction to Incense Making
An Introduction to Incense making is a 10-hour course spread over two days for adult beginner gardeners over 19 years old.
The course covers beginner basics and tips to get you started in creating and using incense safely; good basic knowledge of key essential oils, herbs, resins and other botanicals, blending techniques and practical skills. The workshop is structured to allow adequate time for group and individual work, questions and answers, as well as written notes to take away, with additional suggestions and recipes to tailor at home.
We shall explore the following topics so that you can learn how to create two incense recipes to take home to use for mood enhancing, space clearing, meditation etc:
Understand the history and use of incense, and the folklore and ritual that surround certain plants
Explore and work with a variety of botanical materials including; resins, woods, herbs, flowers, powders, spices and essential oils,
Understand sourcing and preparation of incense materials, tools and equipment
Sample, discuss and compare different types of incense and historical recipes
Learn how to blend and adapt ingredients to suit different uses, intentions and creative purposes
Guidance on Safety, ratios, storage, creating formulas and record keeping
Duration: 2 day (10 hours)
Date: Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 July 2020
Time: 10:00 - 15:00 & 10:00 - 15:00
*Free workshops are available for London Borough of Southwark Residents over the age of 19 only. Each resident is entitled to ONE free workshop per academic year (September 2019 - July 2020). We only have a certain quota of free spaces per academic year and once they’re gone you will have to pay full price so make sure to book as soon as possible!
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