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Makko Base Powder - Asia - Baieido

Baieido Japanese Incense
$13.50

Makko (ground) from where the bark of the Machilus thunbergii tree is ground and added to incense mixtures as a natural binder for making incense cones and sticks. Makko is cultivated mainly in Southeast Asia: from Kyushu to China, Taiwan, and Thailand. Makko is also used instead of charcoal to burn incense ingredients and mixtures as in the Incense Trail style of incense burning. It does not affect the pure natural scents of the other ingredients. Our Makko is sourced by Baieido Japan.

Medical Disclaimer: Our expertise lies in incense making and fragrance. Information contained on these pages is solely for your enjoyment. We can not provide medical advice or recipes as we are not health professionals. Before ingesting anything that is not food, we strongly suggest seeking counsel from a licensed health practitioner.

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Makko (ground) from where the bark of the Machilus thunbergii tree is ground and added to incense mixtures as a natural binder for making incense cones and sticks. Makko is cultivated mainly in Southeast Asia: from Kyushu to China, Taiwan, and Thailand. Makko is also used instead of charcoal to burn incense ingredients and mixtures as in the Incense Trail style of incense burning. It does not affect the pure natural scents of the other ingredients. Our Makko is sourced by Baieido Japan.

Medical Disclaimer: Our expertise lies in incense making and fragrance. Information contained on these pages is solely for your enjoyment. We can not provide medical advice or recipes as we are not health professionals. Before ingesting anything that is not food, we strongly suggest seeking counsel from a licensed health practitioner.

LIMITED SUPPLY AVAILABLE.

Looking for another base powder?

Try Joss Powder or spicy Toh Makko!

Reviews (6)

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This has been an amazing wood binder but a horrible base powder. It burns really well and evenly and doesn't crack. If there's no base along with it, the incense cones won't stay lit even after drying for two weeks. I'm really impressed when adding it in 1:1 ratios to red sandalwood and palo santo wood powder. After that, it's just a matter of deciding how much clove to add. More clove makes it burn faster and hotter, and that's great for resins like frankincense. Some tabu no ki powder can make a great binder and base. This isn't that batch. Because this bark is not well-known as a base, 5 stars is appropriate.
Posted by Tom on Jun 19th 2023

This makko is fantastic. High quality and fairly priced. Does not affect the smell of resin incense. A word I hear in reviews of my incense often is “pure”.
Posted by Michele Howard on May 3rd 2021

I love this makko base powder. I use it successfully to create my own stick incense. It is consistent and has little smell.
Posted by Ingrid on Apr 17th 2021