Pan Incense


  • 4 ounce dittany of Crete
  • 1 dried vanilla bean
  • 2 ounce gum benzoin
  • 1 ounce sandalwood powder
  • ½ ounce pine needles (cypress is better)
  • ½ a dounceen goat hairs (if available)

Break up the Dittany of Crete flowers with your fingers, powder the vanilla, and mix all the ingredients thoroughly. (Incidentally, Dittany of Crete is an excellent herb for stews and casseroles, and for clearing the remnants of infection such as the common cold out of the system.)