Tapping into the ancient art of burning incense couldn't be simpler with our quick and easy guide.
The Indigo Herbs incense range is 100% pure and natural incense, consisting of resins, leaves and woods. It’s simple and easy to burn the plant matter and release the wonderful aromatic smokes into the environment. As the incense is not mixed with a burning agent, it must be burnt on a charcoal disk. The incenses can be blended together, and for this you will need a pestle and mortar for grinding, this creates a lighter smoke and makes your supplies go further.
What else you can do
Natural incense stimulates the creative senses, because there are no artificial scents here, the aromas are often evocative of being in nature, in a pine forest or a desert. Burning plant matter in this way is really like bringing nature inside your environment. It is also a satisfying activity to practise blending different incenses together and create a unique mix. A perfume maker looks for a base, middle and top note so that the overall aroma is both uplifting but also has some body and lingers long enough to enjoy. Why not get creative and add into your mortar some Pine Needles, Benzoin and sage. Use the pestle to break up the dried leaves and grind down the resin lumps, keep blending until the plant matter goes down to a powder and is fully mixed. Experiment with different synergies and keep a little notebook to record your successes and least favourites.
About Indigo products
Here at Indigo Herbs we supply the finest grade incense. We choose only natural aromatic ingredients such as the dried leaves, resins, barks and woods. Browse our range of natural incense ingredients on our Herbal Incense page.
Burning incense is an ancient art that has benefits of both a medicinal and atmospheric nature. Incense has been burnt in ceremonies for thousands of years and some believe that the vibration of the various plants themselves are responsible for creating a specific atmosphere or mood when burnt. Aromas certainly have a huge often subconscious effect on the psyche and natural incense is no exception to this. Natural incense vapuors is often powerful and thick creating moods of aromatic drama as the curls of smoke rise. Sit back and enjoy.
Because of their potency, caution is recommended if burning natural incense in the presence of babies or very small children.