There are several types and forms of incense. The Feng Shui Shop offers you a selection of the best natural and handcrafted incenses, without charcoal or wood. Perfume your home with natural fragrances from nature. Incense has been known since ancient times. Many claim that it is the oldest perfume in the world. Associated with many religions or mystical arts, some use it for therapeutic purposes.
What is incense?
It is a resin derived from the exudation of Boswellia, a tree typical of subtropical regions, whose benefits have been known for thousands of years.
Depending on the time of harvest, the sap changes color. Indeed, it is white in autumn and reddish in spring. In all, no less than 10 kg of resin can be taken from a single tree.
Perfumes are often added to this famous Boswellia resin in order to bring various fragrances with interesting virtues. The traditional incenses use natural amenities. However, today we can find incense made from the resin of any tree, or even synthetic resins and perfumes. The Feng Shui Shop has chosen to offer you only natural incense, made by hand in the traditional way.
Incense through religions
Quickly associated with religions, incense is preponderant in almost all of them. It invites to prayer for Catholics and allows to transmit offerings for Buddhists. In Asia and mainly in Japan, incense is listened to! Indeed, it accompanies meditation and promotes concentration. Incense also allows to hear the voice of Buddha. The smoke acts as a purification and carries away the soul when it rises. In homes, incense helps to chase away evil spirits.
How to use incense?
Incense can take many forms, such as cones, sticks or pebbles. It promotes well-being and inner peace. It is therefore useful in case of depression or weariness. The olfactory nerve being immediately solicited, the substance released will invite the neuro-vegetative system to regulate the hormones and rebalance the emotions. On the other hand, some incenses are antibacterial and thanks to the smoke, lung infections can be cured.
Few people know this, but burning incense while drinking tea can enhance the flavors without altering the taste of the beverage. Of course, using incense while meditating can release tension and promote well-being.
Incense of myrrh, sage, rosewood, cherry blossom, etc. is ideal for purifying and perfuming the house. For well-being, prefer lily of the valley or lotus. Do you have a preoccupied mind? Rose incense will combat sadness.
To burn incense, use an incense burner, then light your stick, cone or pebble and let the smoke spread.