Formulas for Incense: In the incense
recipes which follow, you will be using some liquid ingredients by the
dram,1/4 dram, etc. Therefore I am including a handy, conversion table.
1/8 fl. oz. = 1 dram = 1/2 tsp. plus
1/4 fl. oz. = 2 drams = 1/2 tbsp.
1/2 fl. oz. = 4 drams = 1 tbsp.
3/4 fl. oz. = 6 drams = 1 tbsp. plus.
1 fl. oz. = 8 drams = 2 tbsp.
Tincture of Benzoic
In many of the recipes that follow,
you will use tincture of benzoic. You can make your own as follows:
Power two ounces of benzoic gum and
add 4 oz. of water and 12 oz. of alcohol. keep this mixture tightly capped
and bottled for two weeks and shake daily. If you prefer, a teaspoon of
glycerin may be added. After two weeks strain and bottle the liquid for use