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Draw Down The Moon Incense

Draw Down The Moon Incense

"Oh La la Luuuuuna," said Neoma, a young moon nymph, "please teach me how to draw down the moon. I want to make magic just like you!" Her eyes wide as she stared at Luna with anticipation.


"There is a lot to learn little one, too much to teach you in one night, but I will tell you a few secrets of the Moon, and teach you her favorite song." Luna softly replied.


"Yes, please Luuuna!" Neoma exclaimed, excited to have any part in learning to Draw Down The Moon.


"The first secret; the Moon does not like moon magic before Midnight, or when she's not full. She likes to be high in the sky, spherical, luminous and bright." Luna said with a smile, while holding her arms in the shape of a full moon.


"Second, when the Moon catches the scent of white night blooming flowers, and plants that glow in the moonlight, she opens her eyelids all the way, which are usually closed, like she's asleep, and peers down at the earth, to see where the fragrance is coming from."


"Hehehehe" Neoma's childish giggle popped out at the expression on Luna's face, peering down at her in a silly way.


"And the third, and last secret I will tell you tonight; the Moon loves lullabies. She loves songs of the Moon that drift her to sleep, and scents which will carry her off to dreams. All lullabies come from the Moon. When a mother is in need of a song, to put her little one to sleep, the Moon sends down her moon song, to drift into the mother's voice, to sing the little one off to sleep. A mother she is, but never a daughter, and so she loves to hear her lullabies sung to her. Her favorite lullaby is A Tune Only The Moon Knows. I will sing it to you sweet Neoma." Luna said as she cleared her throat and began to sing;


I'll sing you a tune,

Only the Moon knows.

I'll sing to the Moon,

So the night glows.







Filtered sun streams,

Maker of lullabies,

Magic, and glistening dreams.

Keeper of wishes,

Slipped through the seams.






Moonlight upon you as you sleep,

Dream a wish you can keep.

As I sing this song,

The moonlight grows,

As I sing this tune,

Only the Moon knows.






A gleam,

A glint,

A glimmer,

A shimmer.


I'll sing you a tune,

Only the Moon knows.

I'll sing to the Moon,

So the night glows.


The medicine incense cabinet. I have many magical cabinets in my laboratory, but it was in the medicine incense cabinet I found a slice of heaven, a night blooming epiphany. There behind one of my stone mortar and pestles, a glass jar. The jar not that special, but what inside was. I thought it was a portion of my dry kyphi powder. As it looked like powder from the outside. But there, on the lid, as always, a label; "Gardenia, Paperwhite, and Tuberose Incense Enfleurage 2018, 2019, 2020". I opened the lid and immediately my nose was hit with the sweet scent of white indolic blossoms, the flower gorged resins and precious woods lingering in the background.


This incense enfleurage was charged for 3 years, repeatedly, with the gardenia, paperwhite, and tuberose flower overflow, aka the extra flowers that didn't make it to the traditional enfleurages. I laid the flowers over the dry incense bed, the resins and woods soaking up the scent of the blossoms superbly. The bed of incense is made up of Frankincense, Myrrh, Sandalwood, Benzoin, Orris (Iris) Root, Elecampane Root, Styrax Bark, Juniper, Fir, Spruce Resin, and Sweet Incense Tree.


I went back and forth on whether I'd leave the incense enfleurage as is, or imbue it with something special. I didn't want to overpower the delicate scent of the flowers, but in Jade Forest fashion, I ended up taking it to the next level.


I ground Orris (Iris) Root, Elecampane Root, Vetiver, Tonka Bean, Spikenard Root, Elemi Resin, Crystalized Ponderosa Pine Resin, Tolu Balsam, Balsam of Peru Dried Fruit, Ambergris, Saffron Flower Stamens, Frankincense, and Myrrh into a fine powder, and imbued it with Gardenia, Hyacinth, Paperwhite, and Tuberose Enfleurage Extraits. I added this to the Incense Enfleurage.


But I didn't stop there. I decided it needed a little more enchantment. My handcrafted resinoid of Frankincense, Myrrh, and Labdanum Resin was added to a portion of powder I sifted from the blend, and combined until little soft balls of fragrant heaven were formed. The mix was added back to the Incense blend, creating a beautiful song of the moon.


The final incense contains a whole lot of precious ingredients:


Gardenia, Paperwhite,

Tuberose Incense Enfleurage

Handcrafted Frankincense, Myrrh, Labdanum Resinoid

Handcrafted Enfleurage Extrait Absolutes of Gardenia, Hyacinth, Paperwhite, and Tuberose

Orris (Iris) Root

Elecampane Root

Vetiver Root

Tonka Bean

Spikenard Root

Elemi Resin

Ponderosa and Pinyon Pine Resin

Tolu Balsam Resin

Balsam of Peru Dried Fruit




Benzoin Almonds

Styrax Bark

Juniper Needles

Fir Needles

Spruce Resin

Ledum Leaves

Sweet Incense Tree




This incense needs to be heated on an electric incense burner, or alternatively, heated on foil or a mica plate over a charcoal. It can be burned on a charcoal, however, this burns the incense. Gently heating it slowly releases all of the delicate notes of the precious materialls, without the scent of burning resins and plants, and allows you to experience the full Moon song of the flowers captured in the incense.






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