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Incense Making Instructions

Manufacture Your Own Quality Incense & Make a 700-900% Mark Up!

Make your own hand made incense in your favorite scents and make money doing it!  Make incense to match your candles, soaps and bath & body products for wonderful gift sets!  It's easy & extremely profitable!

Any of our Fragrance Oils can be used for scenting our Unscented Incense Sticks, regardless of flash point or soap/lotion safety, etc.  Some popular incense scents are Patchouli, Sandalwood, Lavender, Rain, Juniper Breeze, Jasmine, & Frankincense. Or create your special scents by mixing different fragrance oils together. 

Items needed to make your own highly scented incense:

     1.     Unscented Incense 1 bundle (approx. 100 sticks)
     2.     2 1/2 - 3 ounces ounces of fragrance mixture* (Fragrance and Di-propylene Glycol - DPG)

Mix fragrance oil and DPG together and stir well. Do not use alcohol in place of DPG, it does not work well and your incense will smoke excessively!

Method 1 (Maximum Strength Incense)
This method is perfect for those of you who want the absolute best product. Soak incense in scent mixture for at least 24 hours in a
glass or HDPE Plastic Oil Bottles container.  Soaking takes time and patience, but is preferred to allow the incense to fully absorb the oil. 

Method 2 (Economy Incense)
This method is fast and the result is a strong scented incense that is ready for market in a matter of hours. Use a shallow aluminum baking pan with a layer of aluminum foil. Place your Unscented Incense Sticks on the layer of foil. Pour oil mixture over incense, wrap up in aluminum foil sheet, label properly, and let soak.

*For Maximum Strength Incense (Keeps Customers Coming Back!)
SOS Concentrations:
Straight or Mix 1 part fragrance oil to 1 part solvent liquid DPG. NOTE: You can go up or down on the FO if you like. Just use your best judgment when you are testing. For Ultra or Extreme Concentrates, you will need to dilute more, refer to USAGE RATES to get these approximations.

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For Economy Incense (For Maximum Profit!) Mix 1 part fragrance oil to 1-2 parts solvent liquid DPG. For Ultra or Extreme Concentrates, you will need to dilute more, refer to USAGE RATES to get these approximations.

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Incensemaking Straight or diute 1-1 (1 part DPG to 1 part FO) depending on preference Dilute 2-1 or 3-1 (2-3 parts DPG to 1 part FO) depending on preference Dilute 3-1 or 4-1 (3-4 parts DPG to 1 part FO) depending on preference

You can also soak your incense sticks while still bundled in a tall glass, vase, or cylinder.  For making cones, a glass bowl works very well.  After soaking, pour the leftover oil mixture back into a glass or HDPE Plastic Oil Bottles, such as our Plastic Oil Bottles, for storage.  You can use this again to make more incense, so it doesn't go to waste.

Lay the cones or sticks out on a window screen or drying rack with several layers of paper towels underneath to soak up any oil drippings.  Or if your sticks are still bundled, you can hang them to dry on a hook with some paper towels underneath.  Be sure to put incense where they will get plenty of air flow to help them dry. If incense is still wet or damp, it may smoke initially upon lighting but will smoke normally once the cherry is blown out. Wet incense will only take an hour or two to dry to become moist to the touch. (FACT: We have found that in our stores, we get the best response from moist incense. Customers appreciate the freshness!). Do not bake incense in an oven or microwave to dry! Cones tend to take a little longer than sticks because of their thickness.. Fragrance oils are very strong and can melt or eat through many types of plastic so be sure to have the right Incense Bags Click Here!

Two and a half (2 1/2) to three (3) oz. of fragrance oil mixture should make approx. 100 or more sticks or cones.  Properly made, fully dried incense will burn for approximately 1 hour.

Incense is very popular with every generation and a great seller at Flea Markets, Craft Booths, Your Store, etc, (along with burning & body oils and Oil Burners). We suggest packaging your incense in bags of 15 sticks or cones, and sell for two ($2) dollars.  That's about 7-9 times your cost, You'll make a huge profit!  Let the customers mix and match, they love a choosing their own selection.  You may also want to offer a bulk package of 100 sticks for a savings to your customers.  For a quick, yet cost-effective retail look, you can use a standard shipping address label to label your filled bags. For a more professonal looking package, try printing your own "labels" on business card stock, and fold the card over top of your bag and staple.  Use a hole punch to make a hole in the top of the card to hang on a rack.

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