Axis Mundi: Ancient Egyptian Aromatherapy

I have an article about Ancient Egyptian “Aromatherapy” in this issue called Fragrance of the Gods – check it out, its free!

Axis Mundi Autumn Issue 2017

 

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Kyphi Incense Recipe

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Kyphi Incense


 Ingredients:

3/4 (of a part) Honey

3 (parts) Raisins

1/4 (of a part) Copal

1/4 (of a part) Myrrh

1/4 (of a part) Orris Root Powder

1 (part) Sandalwood

1/4 (of a part) Storax

1/2 (of a part) Frankincense

1/2 (of a part) Cinnamon Powder

1/2 (of a part) Finely Ground Benzoin

Wine (enough to moisten entire mixture)

     Method:

  1. Thoroughly grind all ingredients separately, and then mix together all the ingredients except for the Benzoin.
  1. Add the wine to moisten, then form the mixture into small marble sized balls and roll them in the Benzoin.
  1. Place and cure (dry) on baking paper until firm (a moon phase is the best time-frame from experience.)

 

(c) T. Georgitsis 2014