Self-colored Incense- Natural color and smell, this direct burning incense is cleaner with less smoke. Ingredients are carefully selected and meticulously pressed into high quality horizontal sticks (no wooden core) and coils.
This incense is made up of meticulously selected natural aloeswood or sandalwood. It is exactly the same color as the genuine wood. When burnt, it produces the very essence of the wood’s fragrance, absolutely differing from conventional incenses with their colorants, perfumes, and other toxic additives.
These types of natural incense are now available:
1. Hoi-An Aloeswood Incense: Made from carefully selected, high quality aloeswood originating in Vietnam. It conveys a unique, awesome fragrance.
2. Qi-Nan Aloeswood incense: A blend of Malaysian and Indonesian aloeswood, featuring a long lasting fragrance.
3. Lao-Shaw Sandalwood incense: Made from sandalwood selected from India. It is characterized by a delightful classic fragrance.
Chenxiang “Agarwood, Aloeswood” or oodh, or just agar, is a dark resinous heartwood that forms in Aquilaria and Gyrinops trees (large evergreens native to southeast Asia) when they become infected with a type of mold. Prior to infection, the heartwood is relatively light and pale coloured, however as the infection progresses, the tree produces a dark aromatic resin in response to the attack, which results in a very dense, dark, resin embedded heartwood. The resin embedded wood is valued in many cultures for its distinctive fragrance, and thus is used for incense and perfumes.
According to the Compendium of Material Medical (Bencao Gangmu), aloeswood has a spicy aroma. It is warm in nature and non-poisonous. Indications: swelling, nausea, stomachache, acute gastroenteritis, tiredness, diarrhea, vomiting, muscle cramps, lumps in the abdomen, torpidity, condyle illness, rheumatism, pruritus, asthma, constipation, dribbling urination, cold sperm. It can also enhance the functioning of spleen and stomach, balance the endocrine system, and invoke a sense of strength and peace.
Tanxiang or “Sandalwood” is the name of a class of fragrant woods from trees in the genus Santalum. The woods are heavy, yellow, and fine-grained, and unlike many other aromatic woods they retain their fragrance for decades. As well as using the harvested and cut wood in-situ, essential oils are also extracted from the woods for use. Both the wood and the oil produce a distinctive fragrance that has been highly valued for centuries.
In Buddhist Scriptures, high quality incense is thought to bless one with joy and bliss and, in turn, help accumulate charitable and pious deeds. By choosing this fine incense one can increase one’s serenity and purify one’s sacred space with minimal lung irritation or decrease in air quality.
As a more than two-century veteran in incense production , Shih Mei Yuh Divine incense Co. Ltd. epitomizes supreme grade incense materials and meticulous production processes. Through our unique process, we manufacture with minimum possible incense smoke discharge, living up to your environmental protection requirements.
This high quality incense is available at the Dharmazen online store: http://www.damazen.com/cargo/index.html
Hi, do you know if synthetic fragrances would have any benefits like you mention in the article? I like the look of the incense you guys carry, though I like the prices of incense at http://www.scentofgaia.com though I think some of their stuff is made from synthetic ingredients…like the morningstar brand.
I think the only benefit of synthetic fragrances in incense would be if the smell pleases you and brings you peace of mind. There are no benefits for your physical health. You’re adding significant chemical pollutants to the air you breathe along with more of the fine smoke particles all incense produces. We all know the saying “You get what you pay for.”