Author: Incense from India
Simply a great myrrh on a stick.
MYRRH is another of the fragrances offered to baby Jesus by the three wisemen. The ancient Egyptians burned myrrh as part of their noon sun worshiping ritual. Myrrh produces a very high spiritual vibration conducive for prayer and meditation and also aids in healing, protection, and brings peace of mind.
CHARCOAL is integral in the manufacturing of an unscented blank (non-perfumed stick) which is then dipped into a mixture of perfumes and/or oils.
These blanks usually contain "spent" sandalwood powder, a binding sticky resin that hold the sticks coating together, wood charcoal and sometimes other substances.
Most charcoal incenses are black or near black in color, and are distinctive because they are rich in aromatic perfumes.
Indian charcoal sticks contrast from the "punks" in that they are dipped in superior perfumes, and burn smoothly without producing irritating smokey by-products.