Incense is aromatic biotic material which releases fragrant smoke when burned. The term refers to the material itself, rather than to the aroma that it produces. Incense is used for aesthetic reasons, and in therapy, meditation, and ceremony. It may also be used as a simple deodorant or insectifuge.Incense is composed of aromatic plant materials, often combined with essential oils. The forms taken by incense differ with the underlying culture, and have changed with advances in technology and increasing diversity in the reasons for burning it.Incense can generally be separated into two main types: indirect burning and direct burning . Indirect burning incense or non combustible incense is not capable of burning on its own, and requires a separate heat source. Direct burning incense or combustible incense is lit directly by a flame and then fanned or blown out, leaving a glowing ember that smoulders and releases fragrance. Direct burning incense is either a paste formed around a bamboo stick, or a paste that is extruded into a stick or cone shape.Incense, the origin of aromatherapy, is proven to help the mind be peaceful and destressed. Stress has now been found to attack the immune system thus linking it to diseases like cancer. Quality incense immediately creates a spiritual atmosphere because it surcharges the ether with positive energy like earth, fire dispersing subtle negative influences....thus it is good for meditation and inner peace.Incense is the simplest, purest and cheapest way to make your living space fragrant. Incense is widely described in ancient sanskrit scriptures and has been credited for liberating ghostly entities and pleasing the gods. incense is one of the only incense sticks available on the market that contains original oils from flowers and resins.Incense is an important part of Hindu offerings, both in the home and in the temple. It forms a part of the daily ritual in invoking the presence of God in preparation for worship. In Buddhism, this ritual was transferred to the representations of the Buddha or bodhisattvas as a part of dana.Incense is more than simply a room deodorizer. It creates an ambiance and mentally stimulates. Incense invokes emotion and soothes. Whether you make your own or purchase it from the store, it can connect you with nature and your self.It is believed that the use of incense began in Ancient Egypt. The resins of aromatic trees were imported from the Arabian and Somali coasts, and they were used in Egyptian religious ceremonies. Incense was also used by Pharaohs, Babylonians, and the Greeks. Eventually, incense use spread to the Japanese upper and middle class during the 16th century.Download Incense App NOW! It's FREE!
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