Incense, Gums & Resins
Gums & resins can be burned on their own as incense on charcoal disks
or used to bind together mixtures of herbs and/or powders to make incense sticks or cones (Ref: Wylundt’s Book of Incense
). Small amounts of saltpetre
are added to sticks and cones as an oxygising agent to help them burn.Some of the information on individual gums & resins comes from ‘Kodo The Way of Incense’ by David Pybus: Tuttle PublishingClick on any of the items below for more details.