Makko Base Powder - Asia - Baieido

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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.

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  • 5
    Amazing as Long as it's Not the Main Base Powder

    Posted by Tom on Jun 19th 2023

    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.

  • 5
    Makko- Baieido

    Posted by Michele Howard on May 3rd 2021

    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”.

  • 5
    Makko base powder

    Posted by Ingrid on Apr 17th 2021

    I love this makko base powder. I use it successfully to create my own stick incense. It is consistent and has little smell.

  • 5

    Posted by D on Oct 11th 2020

    great clean product, shipped fast.

  • 5

    Posted by Mosey on Aug 26th 2020

    I use this makko as the base for all my incense sticks and cones.

  • 5
    Great Product

    Posted by Stephanie Zink on Apr 24th 2020

    This is a great product. Very easy to work with and make incense with. It smells wonderful!