When you picture incense, it could bring to mind priests, with incense burning and worshippers in far off places. Now, it’s also used in thousands of households worldwide for creating a wonderful atmosphere or purely for quiet contemplation and enjoyment.
You can use the fragrance of Sandalwood incense to produce an amazingly deep, soft woody and sweetly aromatic scent. Sandalwood is one of the most widely used perfume materials and has a history dating back over 4000 years.
Sandalwood – Herbal/Folk Tradition
Many Chinese medicines rely on sandalwood to treat many ailments including vomiting, intestinal infections and skin complaints. The Ayurvedic tradition, Ayurveda meaning “the complete knowledge for long life”, is used mainly for respiratory complaints, urinary infections and acute diarrhea.
In India, sandalwood was combined with rose to produce the famous ancient perfume called Aytar. It is also used throughout as a building material especially for temples.
Sandalwood – Home Aromatherapy
The sandalwood essence has many uses in perfumery and home fragrances. Burning incense is increasingly popular and sandalwood is used in many different types of incense sticks and, depending on the quality, should contain the essential oils extracted from the sandalwood plant.
It is important to gauge the quality of the incense you’re using because only the better quality incense sticks, such as nag champa incense, will contain the important natural plant extracts to faithfully reproduce the scent accurately. It is well known that poorer quality sandalwood incense bares little resemblance to the pure sandalwood oil aroma.
The therapeutic qualities of sandalwood mean that it’s incredibly popular and is one of the most sought after essences. It is frequently bought in many forms and prominent in pure essential oils, quality incense products, soaps and many beauty products.
It is used in aromatherapy to improve well-being for the following:
Skin care, respiratory system, digestive system, genito-urinary system, nervous system.
The sandalwood oil that’s extracted from the plant is generally pale in colour. When it has been steam distilled, to release the essential oils, the highly aromatic oil produces a sweet balsamic scent and mixes well with many other fragrances and oils.
To ensure you reap the complex aromatic scent from the sandalwood, only purchase quality incense sticks. Only the best incense will capture that unmistakable aroma.
If you’re feeling stressed out, and feeling the urgent need to create calm and relaxation at home, then aromatherapy incense sticks can provide the answer. They’re relatively cheap and can provide instant relief from everyday stresses.
Enticing Aromatherapy Fragrance Incense
There are a number of incense brands that I can turn to when I’m trying to create a specific mood in any room of my home; Tulasi incense sticks are one reliable source.
Another sure-fire winner is the Wild Berry incense range with over 70 to choose from.
Tulasi Aromatherapy Incense
The Tulasi incense comes from India and they have a range of incense sticks ready-made for calm and relaxation. The following aromas invoke a real sense of serenity, especially helpful if you meditate, and also provide the perfect restful setting for any room in your home.
Aromatherapy Incense: Energizing, Meditation, Refreshing Relaxing, Sensuality, Stress Relief.
Now you can tell by the above names that these incense sticks fall into two different types, those that aim to create a calming effect and incense that gives you a boost to your mood. As any incense fragrance is very subjective I’d recommend sampling one of each to see which helps you most.
Wild Berry Incense Sticks for Aromatherapy
The Wild Berry incense sticks brand manufacture all their own incense, among a wide range of other home fragrance products, and export them the world over. For the money, they provide a good balance between affordability and quality. The ‘aromatherapy’ inspired incense sticks include:
Aromatherapy Incense: Nirvana, Peace of Mind, Sensuality, Sky, Tranquility, Yin Yang, Zen.
Although not having sampled all of the Wild Berry incense range, there are almost 80, the more delicate fragrances above are certainly worth seeking out. A number of reviews give testament that Wild Berry can do subtle, despite their reputation for providing big powerful aromas in their general incense fragrance offerings.
There are millions of incense lovers the world over, but after reading a number of news articles lately, I’m reminded of the importance of burning incense safely. Using a purpose made incense burner or holder is really the only the safe way of burning most incense sticks safely.
If you’re a lover of burning incense sticks and you’ve not sampled this US incense then read on; there’s any army of incense followers who absolutely love these things. For creating a wide range of diverse fragrances then Wild Berry incense sticks are hard to beat. Sure they’ve got a real powerful aroma to them but the scent they produce is pretty close to its origin, especially the beautifully unique floral scents.
Nag Champa is a quality Indian incense that is very popular around the world. The fragrance it produces is subtle, complex, yet unmistakable as it is made from the flowers and plant material of the champa flower. It is also primarily a sandalwood based incense and as such blends sweet floral aromas with stronger musk fragrant notes.
Deciding on what might be the best incense sticks aromas is often a matter of personal preference. What one person might consider a beautiful delicate fragrance; another could easily dislike the very same aroma. What can make matters even more complicated is the overwhelming choice of incense sticks available online from the UK and worldwide. However, because of the increasing popularity of online incense reviews, it is now easier to find good quality incense.