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Incense Making, Blending, and Burning Diploma Course

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10 Modules
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What Will You Learn?

Incense has been used for thousands of years, across several countries and religions, for many different purposes; everything from wellness and meditation to healing and aromatherapy.

The Incense Making, Blending, and Burning Diploma Course guides you step-by-step through creating basic incense sticks as well as more complex incense pellets and moulds. You’ll learn about the ingredients of incense recipes, why specific herbs or flowers are used, and how they can be beneficial to your health and wellness. By the end of the course, you’ll be ready to try out the many recipes available or come up with your own unique creations.

Following an exploration of the history, cultural and religious uses, and varying purposes of incense burning, we’ll dive into the process of making incense.

You’ll learn about the tools you’ll need, the different types of incense, and how to make how to make loose, non-combustible incense, non-combustible incense pellets, and combustible incense.

You’ll be provided with some incense recipes you can use to create your own combustible or non-combustible incense and learn how to correctly light, heat, and burn different types incense.

We’ll also discuss the Japanese incense ceremony, Kodo, and the current uses of incense in spirituality, wellbeing, and business.

By studying this course, you will:

  • Become familiar with the history and modern uses of incense
  • Discover the tools you need to make incense
  • Understand the different types of incense and how to light, heat, and burn them
  • Learn how to make three types of incense
  • Receive incense recipes to follow
  • Learn about the ingredients used in incense and their purposes
Incense sticks and Indian vases

Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Introduction
  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Where Incense was Burnt Historically
  • Part 3: Religions That Use Incense
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Part 1: Common Tools for Using or Making Incense
  • Part 2: Uncommon Tools
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • Part 1: Combustible/Direct Burning Incense
  • Part 2: Non-Combustible or Indirect Burning
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Part 1: Getting Started
  • Part 2: Grinding Ingredients
  • Part 3: Further Steps
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Making Incense with Dried Fruit and Honey
  • Part 3: Soft Resin Method
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Different Types of Combustible Incense
  • Part 2: Step by Step Process
  • Part 3: Create Dough or Shape Using your Incense Mixture
  • Part 4: Forming the Different Types of Incense
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: Safety Precautions
  • Part 2: Loose, Non-Combustible Incense
  • Part 3: Kneaded Incense Pellets
  • Part 4: Incense Sticks, Cones, and Moulds
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Preparing a Kodo Cup
  • Part 3: Troubleshooting
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 8 Assessment
  • Part 1: Spirituality
  • Part 2: Using Incense to Improve Our Overall Well-Being
  • Part 3: Using Incense in Businesses
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 9 Assessment
  • Part 1: What Different Aromas are Used For
  • Part 2: Choosing the Best Aroma for Your Incense Recipe
  • Part 3: Incense Recipes for You to Try
  • Part 4: Recipes for Prayer
  • Part 5: Recipes for Healing
  • Part 6: Contemporary Paganism Incense Recipes
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Conclusion
  • Module 10 Assessment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

If you’re interested in making or using incense, the Incense Making, Blending, and Burning Diploma Course will be incredibly beneficial to you. Whether you wish to make your own incense professionally and sell it to customers or make incense recipes that are customised to meet your needs, this course can help.

The information in this course can also help you along your spiritual journey if you are using incense during meditation, as it will improve your understanding of how the ingredients affect your emotions.

Incense burning in a vase held in a woman’s hand
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The Incense Making, Blending, and Burning Diploma Course will take up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course; it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.

This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. Therefore, upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £25).

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through their awarding organisations they have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. They are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

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