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Traditional Japanese Incense: Plum Blossom

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Spikenard Muskroot (Nardostachys jatamansi)True Spikenard is one of the most common ingredients in ancient Japanese incense recipes. One of the most famous is the Plum Blossom formula:

Aloeswood 4 ryo(60grams)
Cloves 2 ryo (30grams)
Seashell (Kaiko) 2 bu (0.8grams)
Spikenard 2 shu (0.14grams)
Musk 3 shu (0.21grams)

For Musk you can substitute our wonderful Musk Ambrette Seeds.  These seeds are a vegetable source for the same aroma and they smell just like a good, smooth musk.

Experiment, and make your own traditional Japanese Incense today!