Aromatherapy Recipes: How To Make Incense Sticks At Home

81 thoughts on “Aromatherapy Recipes: How To Make Incense Sticks At Home

  • February 17, 2013 at 1:59 pm
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    Great video Andrea!

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  • February 17, 2013 at 8:34 pm
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    Great video, Andrea! I just purchased blank sticks and was trying to remember the quantity to use…perfect timing. :o)

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  • February 18, 2013 at 1:02 am
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    Such a wonderful video, Andrea! LOVE the Aromahead intro graphic!

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  • February 18, 2013 at 7:12 am
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    I thank you ,I love to burn incense,but never made them,didnt know how to,again thank you and you are a good teacher,explain very well.

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  • February 19, 2013 at 3:12 am
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    Great Video! Please post more.

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  • March 6, 2013 at 10:41 pm
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    I made these with a blend of Amber, Myrrh and Vanilla 5th. Amazing. They smell sooooo delightful, even just drying has made my house so wonderful. Thank you.

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  • March 6, 2013 at 10:42 pm
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    Oh that sounds fantastic!!! What a beautiful blend, thanks for letting me know.

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  • March 15, 2013 at 4:10 am
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    Great video, never thought we could make our own incense how clever, can't wait to try it.

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  • April 17, 2013 at 10:32 pm
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    Ooooh! I can't wait to make these! Thanks so much, Andrea!

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  • April 18, 2013 at 1:51 am
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    yay! Have fun, they are great!!

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  • April 20, 2013 at 8:18 pm
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    is it cheaper to make our own, thinking that oils are expensive..

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  • April 20, 2013 at 11:44 pm
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    Laura- it depends on how you think about it. if the incesne you are buying is made with real oils, then yes making your own is worth it financially. if the incense is made with fragrance oils it will be much less costly.

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  • April 21, 2013 at 12:01 am
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    I've never priced the oils to know but thought they were expensive nor do I know how much unscented sticks are. I love burning them but many times so disappointed that they smell one thing before lighting them and then another when u burn them. Enjoyed ur video might look into making some

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  • April 21, 2013 at 12:09 am
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    I know, incense does smell different when you burn it. But it should be just as great! The oils can be expensive, but I get mine at Aromatics International and they are reasonably priced. Try getting just a few oils, and the blank sticks are very cheap. 🙂

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  • July 18, 2013 at 10:56 pm
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    Hi Anita,
    Thanks so much or the sweet comment!! Enjoy the book. 🙂

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  • July 22, 2013 at 6:16 pm
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    It might be helpful to fill your cup with a bowl of rice or sand. Then your sticks would stand straight up to dry.

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  • July 22, 2013 at 6:16 pm
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    Excellent idea!!

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  • September 8, 2013 at 12:15 am
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    Wonderful video from a wonderful teacher as always!! This might be a stupid question but I am new to this and am working with a brain injury which is why it's taking me so daggone long to get my research papers and case studies in :/ but….. About how long do these scents last and if you were to store them or give them as gifts what what you suggest? Thank you!! Carrie Mayes

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  • September 8, 2013 at 11:47 pm
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    Most essential oils are fine to use, think of the ones you usually smell in incense. I tend to use conifers like pine, spruce and fir.

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  • September 8, 2013 at 11:48 pm
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    Take your time! The aroma can last for months if you don't burn them, and a few hours once burned.

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  • September 13, 2013 at 4:17 pm
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    I been interested in Aromahead Institute for several years now. Thank you for all you do with sharing your knowledge. 🙂

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  • September 14, 2013 at 12:42 pm
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    Caroline- thanks for your sweet comment, it is my pleasure. 🙂

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  • September 22, 2013 at 7:09 pm
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    I really want to try this! Hope you don't mind if I share on FB.

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  • October 1, 2013 at 3:06 pm
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    Where do you find the recipes? Do you just experiment?

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  • October 1, 2013 at 3:22 pm
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    Hugh,
    I have been doing this for 15 years so I come up with the recipes based on a wealth of experience, and yes, experimenting is alway fun!! 🙂

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  • November 2, 2013 at 4:24 am
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    This was very helpful thx alot andrea

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  • November 18, 2013 at 4:09 pm
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    This is such a great video! I am inspired to make my own incense sticks for holiday gifts and I can't wait to try out a few recipes.  It was fun to "be with" Andrea in her colorful kitchen. My favorite part of this video was her huge smile when she smelled the freshly made stick! 

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  • November 21, 2013 at 4:42 pm
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    do u need to add dpg

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  • December 2, 2013 at 6:24 am
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    So much easier than I thought and my friends will be so impressed! I won't tell them how easy it was lol!

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  • December 5, 2013 at 7:31 pm
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    So ive seen how incense burns using FO's and DPG. How does it burn using eo's. Does black smoke come off it? I need to find where my blank sticks are and experiment!

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  • December 22, 2013 at 11:59 am
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    Thank you.  Your video is very informative and sweet.

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  • February 2, 2014 at 3:00 pm
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    thanks for the lesson

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  • February 14, 2014 at 6:14 am
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    I hear that majority not incense are toxic..I read an article today in the elephant journal saying that they are made with benzene. .I probably didn't spell that right, but do you know if those stick are benzene free?? Just asking and thank you for the video!! Love your video's going to subscribe now!

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  • February 22, 2014 at 12:42 pm
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    You have a very relaxing and soothing voice 🙂  A good instructional film, thank you. x

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  • September 13, 2014 at 6:59 pm
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    When using EO in creating incense sticks, when it burns does it still retain the therapeutic benefits or are they lost due to the burning?   

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  • September 30, 2014 at 9:11 pm
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    I made some from essential oils several months ago that my family and I just love……but my neighbor said that I did them wrong because I didn't use DPG.  So today I'm researching how to do properly.  Clearly you don't find the need for DPG either.  Is DPG more important for fragance oils rather than the essential oils?  Thanks in advance for your time.

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  • December 11, 2014 at 10:09 am
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    I have really enjoyed your videos.  I appreciate the fact that you are willing to share your knowledge with whomever will listen. Thanks! Great Teacher

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  • December 11, 2014 at 10:12 am
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    Sorry, I was signed in as my Daughter below, lol, but the message is the same, great teacher, I will actually show her your video, she will love it I'm sure.

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  • February 1, 2015 at 11:42 pm
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    Thank you for adding CC for Deaf people like me. Much appreciated.

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  • February 4, 2015 at 4:38 pm
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    Hi Andrea
    I am looking for a high grade of essential oils .Any recommendations. Also I'm a licensed massage therapist and need classes for my CEU's are you a provider for Certification / Thank you

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  • February 10, 2015 at 8:53 pm
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    Thank you sooooooooooo much

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  • February 23, 2015 at 12:00 am
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    Good video, but why don't you also use DPG oil to control the burning of the incense?

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  • February 24, 2015 at 12:39 pm
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    THANK YOU ANDREA!  I never tire of seeing what you have to share next. You and your information are awesome. This was a nice way to start the morning before heading out to work. Thank you!

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  • April 15, 2015 at 8:26 am
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    I have my own organic soap & candle shop, and I really want to add incense to my line. This video was very helpful, thanks! 👍✌️

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  • April 18, 2015 at 4:29 am
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    Awesome!!!

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  • May 5, 2015 at 9:24 pm
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    I've seen where some add DPG to the essentials oils.  Without the DPG, do the incense burn ok?  I have 100 unscented sticks and around 40 bottles of different essentials oils.  I am excited to try it.

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  • June 6, 2015 at 5:47 am
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    Great video,thankx for sharing 🙂

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  • August 2, 2015 at 3:47 pm
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    This is the best diy video by far. Short, simple and easy. I'm a newbie with essential oils and will be getting my first batch of oil this Friday. I will be following your steps to make incense. Can't wait

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  • August 25, 2015 at 7:05 pm
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    iv found a relaxing way to unwind after a hard days work is burning natural incense like frankincense or oud agarwood, i ordered it from puresacra online store and they deliver to the Canada

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  • September 11, 2015 at 4:18 am
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    you are a genius??? jajaja

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  • January 1, 2016 at 7:44 pm
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    This woman is a pro presenter

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  • January 10, 2016 at 1:11 pm
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    I have been searching for a long time for easy to do scenting. Perfect video! Thanks so much!

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  • January 24, 2016 at 5:10 am
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    where did you buy these? Can you send a link?

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  • January 28, 2016 at 7:15 pm
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    This is an awesome idea…..thanks for sharing.

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  • February 11, 2016 at 8:26 pm
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    Thank you for being you. Your eyes are so filled with a pure intention of making everyone well around you it's amazing. Thank you 🙂

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  • March 2, 2016 at 6:25 pm
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    such a soft spoken spirit – totally enjoyed watching – and listening to her teach how to make an incense sticks; i'm so relaxed i feel like i just did 30 mins of yoga 🙂

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  • April 26, 2016 at 4:38 pm
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    Why would you not just dip them in the beaker and allow the oils to soak up the stick?

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  • May 11, 2016 at 12:38 am
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    I tried this and the incense have the strong essential oil scent before I burn them, but once I light the incense, all it smells like is a burning incense with no essential oil scent! Any advice? I used the exact recipe you did and even waited over 15 hours to burn them!

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  • May 12, 2016 at 5:17 am
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    Doesn't get much easier than that! Thank you for sharing, I love the fact that you can mix and match your own scents!

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  • June 3, 2016 at 1:36 am
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    Hi Andrea, thank you for another incredible tutorial. I become so inspired after watching your tutorials. I was wondering do you have any suggestions on how to make oils or carriers for reed diffusing sticks? I'm not sure if I am explaining my question very well. I would like to try making my own diffuser sticks but have no idea how to start. I was also wondering how do you work out the amount of drops for the blends. Is it just what you think smells good together or is there a formula based on top, middle and base notes?

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  • June 18, 2016 at 12:17 am
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    Andrea you're going to laugh lol I bought 1500 blanks from Amazon lol for like 12 bucks

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  • July 30, 2016 at 8:11 pm
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    Luv this. Thanks

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  • August 7, 2016 at 12:28 pm
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    Just, please, wear gloves when working with essential oils!

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  • August 15, 2016 at 5:01 pm
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    making your own scented sticks is so much easier than i thought. the 3 scent combos you use sound great. i will be trying this. Thankyou

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  • October 25, 2016 at 11:06 am
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    wow! amazing

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  • January 26, 2017 at 1:22 am
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    Quick question, I am new at making incense, and while I do really want to try making it from your method, I really want to try to make it from scratch. Do you know any recipes using dry ingredients? And do you know the best place to get bamboo sticks for incense but that have nothing on them? Thanks!

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  • June 7, 2017 at 8:58 pm
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    I am glad to see the  update on blank stick.  I use charcoal sticks they are pure too. Now what are the measurements for 100 sticks?  Do you think that would be profitable? Thank you.

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  • November 13, 2017 at 2:45 am
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    Thank You 🌿📖📖🌹🌿

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  • December 9, 2017 at 5:45 pm
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    That's awesome! How long would they last once you add the oils before they would need to be burned? Also, I have young living oils, can any of those be added to a blank inhaler? I want to try making your frankincense recipe but I don't have the cedar wood or Elemi so I wanted to see if I could use the other oils I have. Thank you so much. I love watching your videos! Your voice is so calming. Love, a loud Italian!

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  • June 21, 2018 at 7:26 pm
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    I love this! THank you for this video!

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  • June 21, 2018 at 7:27 pm
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    Do you know anything about Southbeach Crafts?

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  • July 25, 2018 at 8:36 pm
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    Thank you for this tutorial, Andrea! This is awesome.

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  • August 5, 2018 at 1:13 am
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    Do you think it would be okay to sprinkle herbs/resins I’ve grinded into a powder on to the sticks after applying the oils? Could it bring out a deeper scent (I’m seeing a few saying it’s a weak smell while burning)? Love the video and just bought your book “The Heart of Aromatherapy” and I am loving it! Thanks for your time and expertise! 🙂

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  • September 4, 2018 at 6:23 pm
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    So glad I came across this video – subscribed straight away without even checking what the rest of the videos are 🤗 Going to search for the plain sticks, I had no idea they came unscented. Love the idea of making my own with essential oils 💕

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  • September 13, 2018 at 5:18 pm
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    Your videos are helpful and soothing to watch, like Bob Ross, the painter, Happy Little Clouds, Happy Little Trees.

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  • December 5, 2018 at 4:11 am
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    where do you purchase your essensial oils that you mentioned and the ml

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  • January 17, 2019 at 2:28 am
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    Absolutely fascinating!

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  • March 3, 2019 at 6:23 pm
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    What if you want to make 100 sticks and why am i seeing videos with dpg oil?

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  • May 11, 2019 at 8:14 pm
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    Instead of essential oils, can I use infused oils?

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  • July 2, 2019 at 6:53 pm
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    A very sweet presentation by a pretty lady.

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  • September 2, 2019 at 1:16 pm
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    hey hello I want to ask is it possible to do this with empty bamboo sticks not designed for incenses ? thanks

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