The ultimate guide to incense sticks

What are incense sticks?

Incense sticks are aromatic biotic materials that allow a fragrant smoke to fill a room. The aroma can be used for many reasons – for how it looks, smells and when combined with aromatic oils the scents can aid meditative practice and relaxation. In order to release the fragrance of the incense stick, you simply light the stick and place it on a holder to keep it away from surfaces. Blowing out the flame when lit encourages the stick to produce glowing ash-like embers that release the soothing scent.

 

What is the best incense scent?

With so many incense scents to choose from, it’s not possible to pick the ‘best’ scent. This will, of course, depend on personal preference, and often each home’s style and mood will suit a different scent.

 

No. 88 Fragrant Incense Sticks

No. 88 is an iconic fragrance and our signature scent. The first and most complex in the Czech & Speake Aromatics Collection, No.88 has a fresh, woody top note of reviving and uplifting bergamot, the richness and warmth of geranium, rose otto, cassie and exotic frangipani. Combined with dry base notes of vetiver and sandalwood, this modern classic has a full-bodied, sophisticated sensuality.

 

Dark Rose Incense Sticks

A Dark Rose scented incense stick offers a rich and intense smell that fills any room. The spicy note of saffron is combined with an elegant bouquet of Bulgarian Rose in the top note, making this a beautiful fragrance that is blended with aga wood, sandalwood and rose to create an indulgent, mysterious fragrance.

 

Frankincense and Myrrh Giant Incense Sticks

With notes of orange basil, myrrh and pimento leaf, these incense sticks offer an exotic fragrance. The giant sticks are suited to being burnt outside, or in large rooms with good ventilation, making them perfect for summer gatherings or parties. Each of the 12 sticks will burn for approximately 2 hours, leaving a lasting aroma.

 

 

How are incense sticks used?

The history of incense dates back to ancient times, and the burning of incense has long been connected with spiritual practice and religion. In the present day, the peaceful connotations and influence of incense sticks have been adopted by the western world to create a calming atmosphere and a relaxing environment. Smell is one of the most powerful of all the senses and has the ability to alter emotions and perceptions in seconds. For this reason, burning incense is a simple but powerful way to enhance the surroundings.

Incense may also be used whilst practising yoga and meditation, the scents provide help with relaxation and focus. The clever fragrance is able to create a sense of comfort and homeliness within minutes. An ideal way to ease yourself into the ritual of burning incense is with a starter kit. Traditional scents like Frankincense and Myrrh are perfect for those who haven’t experienced incense before, as burning them reveals exotic scents that have been enjoyed by many cultures for thousands of years.

 

If you are looking for the perfect way to create a relaxing atmosphere and freshen the scent of your home, incense sticks are a wonderful way to transform your home scents.


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