How your Incense is made
These days incense sticks are made from bamboo sticks (dyed yellow). If you find someone making a claim as to the stick are made up of sandalwood or any other blanks, they are not being honest. As an incense maker we cannot find sources for sandalwood stick based blanks we directly purchase from sources. The incense placed on sticks, the myriad of scents is incredible!
Dhoop incense is of two types they are scented or masala dhoop. These are normally made by creating the best mixture of essential oils, barks, flowers, resins and they are worked into a tar like roll, or they are just blended together. Then the charcoal is added so that blending of all the mixture takes in the proper formation. The combination of all these creates an amazing and pleasant aromatic smell.
Cones are made from essential oil which gives a soothing and calming effect and others are made from aromatic wood powders. A saw dust is used as a binder which infuses the cone together some folks like to use this method to make cones. These are made from essential oils or chemical fragrances. So the nose knows! Trust me you will know by the smell if it’s real or chemical.
Resin is made from sap of aromatic flowers, tress and shrubs etc. These sap hardens and then formation of resin incense takes place for example; Frankincense. These days to get sap from tress entire tress are cut down but we at, Hem believe in protecting our environment by going in forests to collect the same. Resins have to be handled with care in order to preserve its rich flavor.
Creation of incense is a sacred art and the method to create them comes through a constant passion and dedication to deliver best fragrance for our senses.