The Art of Incense Blending

The Art of Incense Blending

Course Tutor: Wort Moon

Number of Lessons: 8

Level: Suitable for beginners and beyond.

Prerequisites: none

Cost: £8 unlimited access

Course details:

Burning incense has a long religious and spiritual history and remains an important part of many peoples lives. Used to clear out negative and unwanted energy, or burnt up as a sweet offering to the gods, incense is also known to have some health benefits too. However, many commercial incenses contain synthetic fragrances and substances harmful to human and animal health. Learning how to make your own ensures that you are only burning natural and safe blends.

This course will lead you through the whole process of selecting ingredients: herbs, flowers, oils, woods and resins, and blending them together in the right proportions to create unique and wonderful incense. You will be taught how to create loose incense mixture (both self combustible and non combustible) and how to make solid forms such as cones and joss sticks. You will also learn about the history and use of smudge and how to make your own smudge bundles.

By the end of this course, students will:

Course Modules:

Lesson 1 - History & Benefits

Lesson 2 - Selecting Ingredients & Equipment

Lesson 3 - Herbs, Leaves & Flowers

Lesson 4 - Trees, Fruits & Berries

Lesson 5 - Resins, Gums & Oils

Lesson 6 - Loose Incense

Lesson 7 - Solid Incense

Lesson 8 - Smudge

Course requirements & additional resources:

Students will need access to a supply of basic incense ingredients and a method for heating or burning them. 

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Text books and additional materials are not required for this course. Links to additional resources and recommended book titles have been provided but are not essential for completion. 


Assessment & Accreditation

This course has been graded as having a 'moderate' coursework load. You will be expected to complete aforum post and assignment project. There are also a couple of short surveys to complete in order to help us improve our service, and ensure you gain the most from the course. 

The Enchanted Moon Academy is a service provided by the Wytch Moon Tradition as part of their commitment to helping others access quality information and training on magical and Craft related matters. See our 'Path Training' page for more information with regards to coven based training. Completion of this course counts as 1 credit towards The Path of Air - 'Healer', 'Celebrant' or 'Mage' Streams.