How Is Pure Incense Made And What Are The Benifits?3 min read
Incense is one of those incredibly personal things, like your favorite perfume, but one which permeates the whole house and influences the mood of everyone in it.
How do we make pure incense?
Fragrances are prepared from carefully selected oils of exotic flowers, dried flower petals, sandalwood, and other tree powders and tree gums.
Only the finest available materials are used for preparing pure incense.
The method of preparation is similar to bread making.
First, all the dry powders are weighed and placed together in a large tub in separate piles.
Then the tree gum is dissolved with the oil. The dry powders are mixed together and the tree gum/oil mixture is added to the dry mixture.
The ingredients are thoroughly mixed together by hand until the oils are completely absorbed. Water is added to this mixture and it is kneaded to a dough-like consistency called Atta.
The Atta and a bamboo stick are rolled together on a board until the stick is coated with the fragrant mixture. The sticks are then dried in the sun and bundled up….
With a variety, incense is crafted completely from all-natural ingredients, without any artificial chemicals, scents, colors or preservatives at all. Scented only with pure essential oils, petals, roots, woods, and resins, and colored with organic dyes, pure incense is gentle and clean burning, with little smoke. A few hundred years ago, all incense was made like this. Artisanally hand ground, mixed and rolled in small batches.
Pure incense has been found to have a range of positive physical and psychological effects. d range of scents covering woody and delicate to balsamic and rich.
The classical fragrance would be like unto a Celestial Dance, Divine Nature, Earth, Fire, or Rose Petal.
The fragrance of love or compassion is like unto Frankincense, Lotus Flower, and Mountain Agarwood. Blue lotus and Agarwood are particularly effective scents, due to their distinctive and psychoactive nature.
A clean pure fragrance would be Cedar&Lavender, Cedar&Sandalwood, Nag Champa Gold, or pure Vanilla. Vanilla Moon is a delicate blend of vanilla, ancient herbs and spices, flower petals and a selection of tree resins.
Vanilla is associated with the mind and helps to harness focus and concentration.
A variety of fragrances for different moods and needs is a lifestyle enhancer in terms of creativity, much like listening to music that provides inspiration and motivation.
Aromas are also a very powerful emotional memory trigger, which can help to stimulate thoughts and creativity.
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Why Do You Burn Incense?
This answer will naturally change according to culture and style surely, all incense lovers just ‘Love The Fragrance!’
…yet there is an array of other reasons why we burn incense
We offer the sacred scents to the Divine
We enjoy the healing aromas of the scent