DIY Incense with Honey: Easy Steps for Making Your Own Home Scent

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Author: MiaTran
Last Modified: 1/23/2023 9:01:23 PM

Have you ever wanted to make your own incense? It's actually relatively easy to do with just a few ingredients. This simple DIY project requires only a few ingredients, and the end result will surely please your senses. All you need is some honey and herb. Keep reading to learn how to make incense with honey.

Adding honey to an incense recipe has many benefits. Honey acts as a natural binder, helping the ingredients stick together and burn evenly. 

It also adds a rich, sweet aroma to the blend that can be quite pleasant. Additionally, honey helps to slow down the burning process of an incense stick so it lasts longer and emits more fragrance. Some believe that adding honey to an incense recipe can help enhance its spiritual qualities or add positive energy to the atmosphere. 

  • Prep time: 10 mins
  • Drying  time: 24 - 30 hrs
  • Yield: 6 to 8 small cones
  • Cost: $5


  • Incense cone mold
  • Small bowl
  • Mortar and pestle


  • 3 tsp. ground cinnamon or any other herbs you like
  • 1.5 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1.5 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1 tsp. marshmallow root
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 1 tbsp. water
instruction make incense with honey

1. How to make incense with honey?

Making incense with honey is a fun and easy way to add an extra level of fragrance to your home or meditation space. The sweet smell of honey can be used as the perfect base for creating calming incense blends. Here are some simple steps to get you started on making your own homemade incense: 

Step 1. Gather the ingredients 

You will need herbs 

  • 3 tsp. ground cinnamon or any other herbs you like (Popular herbal choices include lavender, rose petals, sandalwood, and sage.)
  • 1.5 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. marshmallow root

Mix together herbs in a bowl and combine slowly.

Step 2. Grind a handful of cloves and add 1.5 tsp. ground cloves. 

Step 3. Add 1 tbsp. water and 1 tsp. local honey, mix all together. 

Step 4. Fill a small piping cone with the incense mix. Make a hole at the bottom with a toothpick to make sure the incense burns all the way through.

Step 5. Tap hard to loosen the cone from the inside. Poke it at the top with a toothpick to push it out. 

Step 6. Finally, dehydrate. Place the incense in direct sunlight for several hours until it has dried completely, or place it near a fan or car dashboard on a hot day to speed up the drying process.  

Step 7. Let cool and store in an airtight container – Once cooled, store your incense in an airtight jar or container until ready to use.

2. Some important notes when making incense with honey.

It's important to plan ahead when making incense cones with honey because once the mixture is ready, it must be rolled out quickly before it hardens. Make sure to have your supplies, tools, and ingredients ready before you begin.

Consider using parchment paper, waxed paper, or even aluminum foil as a non-stick surface for working on your cone mixture.

Make sure that you're using the correct amount of honey for your incense cone recipe. Too much will result in a sticky mess whereas too little won't provide enough support for the cone's shape. 

Safety should be your top priority when working with incense materials, so remember to always work in a well-ventilated area. With these tips in mind, you'll be on your way to making perfect incense cones with honey every time. 

3. Conclusion

Making homemade incense with honey is a great way to create custom scents for your home or meditation space. With these simple steps, you can easily make your own incense blends and enjoy the sweet, calming scent of honey in your living spaces.

Now that you know how to make incense with honey, give it a try! Not only is this a fun project, but it's also a great way to create a unique scent for your home. 

Happy crafting! 

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I'm Tran Mai Anh (MiaTran) and welcome to natural I am a yoga instructor and nutritionist. I have a passion for finding the right scents for different purposes like yoga, meditation, and spirituality. Hope my articles will be useful to you. Find out more about me.