Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Fun With Incense
The other day a Girl Scout and her mother came to my door to sell cookies (yes, it's that time of year again) and commented on how nice my front porch smelled. Weeks before, I had placed a few sticks of a really strong incense in a pot of sand to burn later and forgotten about them. When burned, this particular incense tends to be unbearably strong (hence its being relegated to the out-of-doors), but just sitting there in a pot, it was perfect.
And so inspiration strikes. Instead of the overpriced bamboo sticks in oil room fresheners I'm seeing everywhere, why not place a few sticks of your favorite incense in a charming jar or vase? My home now has the gentle scent of incense I love, without the eyeburning smokiness my family hates. And because it has become part of the decor, I'm always aware of my incense inventory.