How to Make Applesauce Incense


Incense is a diluted form of essential oil used for aromatherapy. The incense may be absorbed into a material to be burned or placed in a bowl above a heat source to let off its fragrance. Essential oils are the natural oils that occur in plants and are extracted through osmosis techniques. Create your own apple scented incense with some apples and a mason jar. For an added spice, consider placing freshly ground cinnamon into the batches as well.

Step 1

Wash and peel the organic apples with an apple peeler, saving the skin.

Step 2

Fill a mason jar two-thirds of the way full with almond oil.

Step 3

Place the apple skin into the oil and close the jar tightly. Place the jar in a dark, warm place and shake it at least twice every day for three days.

Step 4

Place a piece of cheesecloth over the jar and drain the oil into a fresh jar. Discard the skin and solids and repeat steps one though three until the desired fragrance strength is achieved.

Step 5

Transfer the applesauce incense oil into an amber bottle and place in a dark, cold place.

Things You'll Need

  • Fresh organic apples
  • Apple peeler
  • Almond oil
  • Mason jar with lid
  • Cheesecloth
  • Amber bottle


  • “Natural Beauty for All Seasons”; Janice Cox; 1996
Keywords: make applesauce incense, make scented incense, make fruit incense

About this Author

Steven White is a privately contracted software engineer, web developer, and tech support representative. He has 3 years of experience providing technical support for AT&T broadband customers. He is currently a Master's of Software Engineering student and enjoys sharing his knowledge and expertise with others.