Last time I talked about the likely origins and historic use of incense pellets, but the real joy in discussing incense making is to actually make incense! Making incense pellets is easy and fun, but it can be messy so plan for that. I recommend that you make incense in an area with a floor you can mop. If you make incense pellets in a carpeted area, it’s a good idea to put down some cardboard or a drop cloth to ensure no honey causes damage. Unlike recipes for self-combusting incense (like sticks and cones) incense pellet recipes can be freely modified to fit your needs and the materials you have on hand.
I strongly suggest that you wear gloves while making incense. This is especially true with incense pellets. Pellets are most often made with honey as a binder, but natural jams are also used (avoid any that contain corn syrup or artificial flavors). Let’s start with a recipe (all ingredients should be finely powdered).