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Incense is usually a blend of powdered incense materials mixed with an incombustible binder and fragrances. It is then shaped into sticks, coils or cones.
1. Namaste Masala Incense
Namaste is a wonderful incense blend that creates a sense of harmony and balance, perfect for intimate social gatherings, or festive occasions. The sociable nature of this scent helps foster strong friendships between individuals.
This hand rolled masala incense is manufactured by Satya the world’s leading incense manufacturer. Each stick is made using a combination of natural resins and a complex mixture of oils, herbs and flowers. The resulting mix is then carefully rolled onto bamboo sticks.
Always use on a heat resistant surface and ensure that falling ash is caught. Never leave a burning incense stick unattended and keep out of reach of children.
2. Jasmine Incense
Jasmine is one of the most beloved flowers in many cultures for its amazing fragrance and powerful benefits. This incense smells like a summertime flower garden and is the perfect choice for uplifting your emotions and calming the mind.
This scent is known to promote peacefulness and is also a natural aphrodisiac. It is used in rituals to attract love, and it can help relieve anxiety and stress. It can also improve concentration during meditation or yoga.
Made by Sandesh Agarbathi Co, this incense is hand-rolled using traditional masala techniques with a blend of natural wood powder and herbal essential oil extracts. Each stick is carefully prepared, resulting in a high-quality product that has a truly authentic aroma. The aroma is floral and sweet without being overpowering.
3. Rose Incense
Known for its ability to help people achieve good sleep, this fragrant incense also purifies the air. It is also used to create a peaceful aura and protect against negative energies.
This incense is made from a blend of natural extracts and utilizes traditional age-old recipes to produce a persistent fragrance. It works well against foul odors and is great for large gatherings.
This incense is available in stick, brick, and coil forms. The size of the grains has a direct impact on how it ignites, burns and generates aroma. Larger grains tend to burn more slowly and provide a longer duration of aroma. It can be used with charcoal and with censers or tongs. This incense is also available as a gift pack.
4. Lavender Incense
Burning lavender incense is a classic aroma that soothes the mind and body. Its scent has been known to reduce anxiety, boost concentration, and promote positive vibes. It is also an excellent choice for enhancing spiritual practices and promoting self-love and confidence.
In one study, researchers found that compounds in the smoke from burning incense activated ion channels in mammal brains. This activation was similar to the one induced by therapeutic antidepressants.
This beautiful box includes 15 hand-rolled incense cones with a lavender fragrance, and comes with an incense holder. This set is ethically sourced by Shared Earth, an importer of Fair Trade gifts that support communities in need. The money earned from the sale of this incense helps pay for kids’ schooling (including transportation, uniforms, stationery, extra tuition when needed and medical care), keeping alive traditional skills and promoting community projects.
5. Sandalwood Incense
Sandalwood is an aromatic wood that produces a very sweet, rich, smooth and exotic fragrance. It’s also a natural antiseptic, making it an ideal incense ingredient for cleansing and purification.
It is a sacred symbol of healing and purity in many spiritual cultures around the world. For example, Hindus use it during puja (worship) rituals. It has been used as an aphrodisiac for centuries and is known to promote peace, love, calmness and serenity.
The species Santalum album is indigenous to India, Sri Lanka and parts of Australia. Plantations in these areas protect the wild species from over-harvesting while providing a sustainable supply of essential oils and wood. Australian sandalwood is called Waang, Uilarac or Wolgol by local tribes and has a similar scent to Indian sandalwood, but with lower concentration of a- and b-santalols.