Learn about the origins of incense and create your own incense using precious resins, gums, woods, spices and herbs. We will pulverize, grind and mix together raw materials that were used in incense makig since time immemorial. After experiencing first hand the sensual aromatic process of incense making you may never look at incense the same way again...
We offer three types of incense workshops. Choose the kind you'd like - or sign up for an in-depth series or full day workshop, incorporating all these ancient techniques (Each is priced individually).
1. Smudge Wands
Introduction to incense history and raw materials. Forage botanicals for making incense wands/smudge stick from wild and local medicinal herbs.
2. Loose Incense
Spotlight on resins and composition of a loose incense using resins, herbs and spices.
Relying on an ancient Egyptian recipe, we'll pulverize and grind various resins, herbs, precious woods and spices in a mixture of wine and raisins, and create small pellets that can be burned on a charcoal or electric incense heater or diffuser. You'll be able to pick up the Kyphi you made after a week (or get it mailed to you).
4. Incense Pastilles
Incense "candy" that is made of various type of resins, with added liquid, rolled into balls and burnt on charcoal or on aromatherapy diffuser).
Very suitable for children, as this type of incense is faster to make and does not require long drying time, and can be taken home the same day.
נכיר ונבעיר סוגי קטורת שונים (מקלות קטורת, קונוסים ושרפים על גחלים לוחשות), ונכין יחד סוכריות של קטורת (Incense Pastilles) משרפים עתיקים כגון מור ולבונה שכתשנו ועירבבנו יחד עם שמנים אתריים ותבלינים - כל אחד לפי טעמו האישי.
כל אחד ייקח הביתה את הסוכריות שיצר, וגחלים להבערה בבית.
משך זמן: 1.5-2 שעות
Japanese incense pastilles - like soft incense caramels that are designed for warming on a hot plate rather than burning. Made from complex aromatics and aged for several months.
6. Incense Trails & Body Incense
Unique Japanese technique for incense burning, as well as perfuming the body or cleansing before entering temples for prayer and meditation. This class also serves as preparation for the most complex form of combustible incense.
7. Incense Cones
More technically advanced, this incense is hand-shaped into little cones that can stand on their base and are self burning - just like the more familiar joss-sticks, once they are ignited, they burn slowly from the tip to the bottom. Preparing them requires fine balancing of the ingredients and meticulous shaping, therefore taking much longer. You'll be able to pick up the cones you made after a week (or get them mailed to you).