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Cone Incense Workshop with Rissa
November 20, 2021 @ 10:00 pm – November 21, 2021 @ 12:00 am EST
Join resident Diviner and Herbalist, Rissa Miller, for a hands-on DIY workshop at The Dark Parlour to make your own incense cones!
Many of the herbs, (rosemary, sage, lavender) were grown in her garden and fuse with makko bark or marshmallow root powder to roll into your own cascading incense cones for smoke cleansing, gifting for the holidays, or just to make the house smell gorgeous over the winter.
Learn more about sacred smoke from herbs, flowers, and resins, and explore their practical and spiritual uses. She will offer an overview on cultural uses of white sage, palo santo, and pinon use for “smudging and saging,” and alternatives. She will also discuss combining herbs into incense for ritual use, safe handling techniques, and connecting to the plant world as a creative medium.
Dried herbs & spices, incense medium (makko/marshmallow root), and maple syrup will be provided, as well as a written overview of the plants used and basic formula instructions. All students will leave with their own handmade incense.
Tickets $20. Limited to 15 seats.
Disclaimer: Incense is NOT intended to consume! Smoke cleansing is not advised for those sensitive to smoke; with delicate lungs/throat; or a lung/throat health condition. Avoid over-exposure to any kind of smoke at all times. If you have a known allergy/sensitivity to any specific plant, do not use incense that contains it.
About Rissa: Rissa is the tasseographer, or tea leaf reader, known at The Dark Parlour. She holds a deep reverence for plants and the answers they offer, whether as tasseographs in a teacup, smoke in the air, a healing salve for the skin, a houseplant on the windowsill, or nourishment for the body. Rissa finds deep peace in plant souls, and believes that their whispers are available for all who choose to listen.
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