Today's post is just a simple recipe for loose incense, blended to welcome in the warm scents of Autumn, utilizing simple ingredients that many will find right in their kitchen spice cabinet.
With a mortar and pestle, finely grind...
Two points of star anise
Three allspice berries
Then mix in...
A pinch of dried, ground ginger
A tsp of ground nutmeg
2 tsp ground cinnamon
and 2 tsp fine dried orange zest
Grind everything until it is well blended. Burn on charcoal blocks (make sure you always use charcoal specifically designed for incense - not BBQ blocks!), a pinch or so at a time. Add it carefully, as depending on how much ash is on your block it may spark a bit.