Author: Incense from India
An incense made with spearmint essential oils.
SPEARMINT is used throughout the world and is known by many folk names. Commonly, its medicinal purposes are the same as for peppermint, but is considered much safer for children. The ancient Greeks used it as s restorative and to scent their bathwaters.
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.