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One of the most extensive ranges on incense in the
UK. Still a very popular method of home fragrance. Most of our incense is
sourced from various lonfg term suppliers in India.
Specialists in wholesale incense for over 30
years. Suppliers to the retail, wholesale and import trade. Supplier of the popular brands such as
Impressions, Spiritual Sky, Heavens Scents, Spice
Island, Divine Spirit, Nag Champa, and more..
Large Stocks of all Fragrances always available !!
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Types of Incense
Incense (Latin: incendere,
"to burn") is composed of aromatic biotic materials and releases
fragrant smoke when burned. The term incense refers to the
substance itself, rather than to the fragrance that the stick emits
when it is lit. Incense is used for many religious ceremonies and
this is a practice that persists to this day. It is also used in
medicine and for its aesthetic value. The forms taken by incense
have changed with advances in technology, differences in the
underlying culture and diversity in the reasons for burning it.
Incense can generally be separated into direct burning and
indirect burning types, depending on how it is used.
Preference for one form or another varies with culture, tradition,
and personal taste.
a wide variety of materials have been used in making incense and
there has generally been a preference for using local materials.
Sage and cedar were used by the indigenous peoples of North America
Ancient trading in incense materials from one region to another was
a significant feature of the commerce along the Silk Road and other
trade routes, one notably called the Incense Route. The techniques
used to make incense also relied on local knowledge and tools, but
the methods of manufacture were also influenced by the foreigners,
among them clergy and physicians who were both familiar with incense
Incense is known as agarbattī in Hindi (and other Indian languages).
India has a rich tradition of incense making that goes back
centuries. Many Indian types of incense have a unique scent that is
not found in any other part of the globe. Exclusive, fragrant,
hand-rolled specialty incense, though it is an exotic and
comparatively recent discovery in the Western world, has been and is
a staple in India’s religious history. Even the poorest of homes
would have a few agarbattis burning in front of the altar of worship
in the corner. The fragrant aroma and scented smoke of the incense
stick is a ubiquitous presence in most Indian homes.
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