The most sacred of the ancient Egyptian incenses was called Kyphi, or “Welcome to the Gods.”
High priests concocted Kyphi during secret, chant-filled temple ceremonies. The incense was said to consist of “things that delight in the night”.
The historian Plutarch (A.D. 46-120) wrote that smelling Kyphi was like “listening to beautiful music.” He also described it as having the power to “rock a person to sleep, brighten dreams, and chase away the troubles of the day”.
Kyphi incense is burnt for ritual, healing and for domestic purposes.
I have recreated this ancient Egyptian incense from some traditional recipes (with more than 15 ingredients) without making any claims of authenticity.