High quality incense sticks
There are literally hundreds of different types of incense sticks from around the world that you can buy. Some of the most popular being Indian, Tibetan and Japanese incense sticks. There are also some less common incense producers and I’ll be covering some of these as well, because they can often provide the best value for money.
Incense Sticks: Manufacturers
With the choice of incense sticks online being so large, it makes sense to focus on some of the most affordable ones. Here are a few choice incense sticks that I’d recommend you try; they’re not expensive but they’re not poor quality selections either. Overall, you’ll find them highly aromatic and with a choice of every fragrance to suit your mood.
Tulasi Incense Sticks
India produce most of the exported incense to Europe and America. The Tulasi incense sticks brand is made by Sarathi Perfumery and is one of the most popular with over 60 original fragrances available. You can burn all of your traditional favourites including Frankincense, Sandalwood and Lavender but there’s lots more to choose from.
You can select from the Tulasi Aromatherapy gift set collection that include such enticing fragrances as meditation, energising, sensuality, refreshing, relaxing and stress relief.
Satya Sai Baba Incense Sticks
Another Indian incense that comes from the Shrinivas Sugandhalaya manufacturer. Shrinivas produce the widely popular Satya Sai Baba Nag Champa incense sticks; in a blue box, and are also responsible for the Super Hit, Natural and Midnight incense sticks. The Nag Champa class of incense relies on a predominantly sandalwood base and produces a warm unmistakable aromatic scent.
If you’ve never tried any of the Satya Sai Baba incense before, it’s definitely worth sampling their classic Nag Champa incense sticks as an introduction to their excellent range.
Wild Berry Incense Sticks
Here’s a brand that you may not have tried, or even heard of before. The Wild Berry incense sticks company are based in the USA and manufacture all of their own incense sticks. At the last count, there were almost 80 different powerful fragrances. Where this incense differs to that of the Indian producers, is in the accuracy of the aroma.
The eighty different aromas are very closely matched in fragrance to their name; lavender really does smell very much like the plant – even when burning.
How to Choose Quality Incense Sticks
The quality of the incense sticks you decide upon is usually very closely related to the cost. Basically, you get what you pay for.
Generally speaking the higher priced incense sticks contain better quality plant materials and higher proportions of essential oils. Cheaper incense sticks tend to smell quite bad, with no specific aromas coming through and contain a lot of synthetic materials.
The best advice is to try small sample packets of 10 at first to gauge the quality for yourself. Choosing specific fragrances is also very subjective.
Prices cover a very wide range; from around £1.00 for ten – right up to £10.00 for some of the most exclusive varieties that are hand-made. I won’t be covering some of the high end incense, because most people can’t afford it. However, if your budget is somewhere around the £1.00 – £2.50 mark for anything from ten to twenty sticks, then look no further.
Incense sticks are an ideal way to create a special ambiance in any of your rooms at home. When you choose a quality incense it can help you to de-stress; something we all could do help with. Burning incense is great while meditating, during aromatherapy, or simply to create calm and relaxation wherever you are.