We will be posting new, fresh information and in-depth reviews on mainly the higher quality incense brands. Hopefully this site will appeal to the connoisseur as well as the novice. Please visit often.
Ramakrishnananda Quality Masala Incense: This is an introduction to highlight Ramakrishnananda and introduce the institution behind the making of this incense. I thought it would be beneficial for you to know the principals behind and involved in making this outstanding incense. This some of the finest incense you can experience. In their own words:
"The empowering aromas in our products were used by ancient saints of different spiritual traditions who experienced their various qualities. Over centuries, they combined them in numerous ways to create certain atmospheres and moods, optimizing the conditions for inner growth.
Our range of natural products comes from different spiritual origins, including stick incense from Hindu and Buddhist heritages, smudging herbs traditionally used by Native Americans, herbal resin incense blends combined by shamans, pure frankincense and myrrh burnt in Christian churches, and perfume attar oils worn by Sufis during prayer. This variety of sources reflects our message of love and tolerance for all religions and human beings, seeing one Divinity behind all names and forms.
Our products carry a special touch of spiritual energy, which our satisfied customers often testify, as they are filled with sincere devotion, infused with sacred mantras, and contain aromatic items that are selected individually to calm the mind and purify the heart.
Each product of our wide variety is personally examined by Prabhuji, who carefully tests their effects during meditation, choosing those that are especially beneficial to purify and balance the mind, and create a spiritual environment.
Our aromatic products do more than fill one’s space with alluring scents: they help to fulfill intentions, stimulate energetic centers, evoke romance, uplift moods, facilitate meditation, and inspire devotion. In addition to their exquisite fragrances, many of the natural ingredients in our products have medicinal qualities, enhancing them with vitality and power.
At Prabhuji’s Gifts we believe that the spiritual vibrations and the approach of service and sincere will to share infused our products. Therefore, the manufacturing process is performed with mantras chanting and spiritual music sounds."
Nippon Kodo has brought this incense back due to popular
demand. This is fine Japanese Sandalwood incense with its price so reasonable, it is by
far the best deal on the market. Tendan translates to 'Heavenly Sandalwood.'
This is a rich, gentle and sweet incense that will brighten any setting. 60
sticks per package. $4.95
Hey everyone, I am going to place a stocking order for Nature Nature Resin Incense soon. If there are any special orders or needs please send me an Email as soon as possible and I will include your needs in the order. firstname.lastname@example.org
A fresh parcel of Frankincense Hojari B. Sacra Resin Incense is on its way, fresh collected by an associate in Oman. It should be a great one. We will have have several pounds in case anyone is interested in large quantities. I will keep you posted.
The Mother's Fragrance cones are hand formed according to the age-old masala method (no dipping in chemical solvents) from the finest nature friendly ingredients including sandalwood and other scented wood powders, fragrant leaves, bark, root and gum resins, floral and other essential oils. The base of these cones is made from honey and Halmaddi, a paste obtained from making a deep incision in the barks of Ailanthus Malabarica.
We have just added the Satya line of body and aromatherapy oils. Theses delightful fragrance body oils are blended from
essential oils, herbal extracts in a base jojoba, olive, and avocado oils. There
is no alcohol used in these formulations. Produced with upmost care by the company
that makes the world renowned Nag Champa Incense. With these oils you can be
assured you are using a product of the finest quality. Massage a few drops on
skin for a great aroma. Use for in your bath, aromatherapy or massage. These
oils may also be used in aroma lamps.
The Dhoop Factory Incense arrived from Tibet today. This is not your typical Tibetan or Nepalese incense. The blends are very clean and the ingredients are very high quality. The aromas are discernible individually which is uncommon for Tibetan incense. I do believe this is a new incense you all are going to love.
This is a few dollars more, however you know what they say. You get what you pay for!! Here is a link Buy Now
Baieido’s has a quite remarkable creation here, the lovely and enchanted Honey Incense. This is one of Baieido’s completely smokeless incense products. Light a stick lay back and let this delightful incense engulf you in its sublime aroma. The burning stick doesn't actually give off smoke, but rather exudes a mysterious and magical scent, like honey, but with notes of vanilla, cinnamon and caramel. Its character is smooth and lilting, insinuating itself slowly into the room and your senses - it is a velvety, high quality aroma that uplifts and delights. It is a one-of-a-kind fragrance that should be savored and enjoyed by even the most sensitive and choosy incense lover.
This is one of my favorites when relaxing at bedtime. If you enjoy a soothing, warm and creamy aroma, you will not be disappointed. Like most quality Japanese incense, it delivers a light and personal experience and is never overwhelming.
We will be adding another fine line of incense in a couple
of weeks. Blue Pearl, it is the personification of incense. These are some of
the finest fragrances Nature could produce. Each aroma conveys its own unique personality and
there is a refined unique delight in each fragrance.
You will be able to tell the difference
in quality on your first encounter, one whiff and you will be you will be hooked. This
is some of the finest quality incense on the market today. In fact, in the
incense world, their reputation stands alone. Blue Pearl's amazing and
consistent quality will have you coming back time after time. Besides it being of the highest quality, the price is
It is here Frankincense Hojari Boswellia Sacra Resin. This is a very fine batch large tears and a fine aroma. This is fresh in from Oman collected for us. It will come vacuum packed to retain maximum freshness. As always each batch is in a limited quantity, as I buy smaller lots to assure that it is as fresh as possible. Actual photo of this batch. If you are ever interested in larger quantities just let me know. Delivery from Oman is usually 2 to 3 weeks.
"Breathe the fresh, herbal aroma of the Himalayas!"
We are pleased to announce that we are now a supplier of the fine quality Dhoop Factory's incense. This incense is made from the finest quality and carefully selected botanical and botanical extracts from the Himalayan Mountains of Nepal, Tibet, Latvia and Australia. Entirely free of synthetic aromatics or coloring dyes. In order to preserve the optimal fragrance and the superior quality control, the manufacturing process is done completely by the hands of skilled and trained craftsmen. There is never a compromise on quality - if the finest quality ingredients are not available, they will halt the production! It has been observed that numerous incense makers in Nepal have copied their packaging, design and incense style. Although this being quite complimentary, please be aware that unless it is labelled as being made by the Dhoop Factory, it is a counterfeit product. We buy our incense exclusively from the Dhoop Factory. All of the incense is packaged in handmade and recycled lokta-paper boxes. The Dhoop Factory incense is available in stick form only.
It is currently on its way from Tibet. I will inform you with a post just as soon as it arrives.
We have the Mountain Natural's Resin incense on the site now. Anyone that enjoys the pure and natural fragrance of resins and certain botanical products will love this incense. It is a little more expensive than some others, but these sticks burn for at least two hours and may be extinguished and saved for another time. The fragrances we have in stock now are:
"The ritualistic use of
plant smoke stretches back to the prehistorical era and is still used,
the world over, as a way of 'cleansing' the spirit. Now modern
scientific research reveals that the practice may actually have
life-saving implications by purifying the air of harmful bacteria. "
I can’t boast about the OM Nag Champas quality’s without mentioning the truly fantastic Happi Haris Nag Champa Gold!! This is an incense primarily sold in Europe and almost unknown in the US. It made its way here about two years ago in a very limited distribution which is still that way. There are only a handful of dealers in the US that sell it. The only way to describe this incense is incredible. It is made with real halmaddi resin which what gives Nag Champa its true aroma and its wonderfully rich scent. This incense goes glitter like gold. Each stick is rolled in sacred brass filings (these filings are from a brass god-statue factory). Making its appearance as rich as its aroma!
This is a MUST try for any Nag Champa aficionados.
For all of you frankincense lovers we have a parcel of fresh Frankincense Superior Hojari Boswellia Sacra resin incense on its way. This is very nice batch with large tears and the color is translucent white to off white and sometimes with a green hue. The frankincense is fresh harvested then it is all vacuum sealed to keep it as fresh as possible. It should be here in about a week, I will keep you posted.
There are some great videos that give a very good method of burning loose resin and or herbs on charcoal. Using charcoal and resin or loose herbal incense can and will produce very appealing fragrances if done properly and safely. A word of caution: Do not under any circumstances use your bear fingers to light the charcoal. That is what charcoal tongs are for.
The other suggestion is the type of charcoal being used, there is a self-lighting type that contains chemicals to make it easier to light which is the most common type, and a hard wood or bamboo type which requires a little more effort and time. The choice is really yours. The bamboo charcoal or hardwood charcoal has no chemical additives. The bamboo charcoal takes a little longer to light and ash over but it will burn longer and much cleaner. You can use a candle or stove to light it. The easy light contains potassium nitrate to aid in the lighting process and there is a chemical odor, which seems to me to be defeating the purpose of burning a pure resin. Whatever type you do use is entirely up to you, however we do not sell the easy lite, only the hardwood type and most of which is manufactured in Japan.
No matter what type you choose safety is always the first concern, use charcoal tongs to light and move the burning coal, use a fire proof container and use sand or ash (ash is much preferred) to keep heat away from the container and allow the resin to smolder rather than burn. There is a good video on this blog but please keep these suggestions in mind…… Enjoy
Hi again, This is a little break from Mountain Naturals. I would like to share a truly wonderful Nag Champa Incense. This is a most outstanding classic Nag Champa that is crafted by Nitiraj, a highly respected maker of fine incense for many years. The blend for OM incense includes plumeria, sandalwood, halmaddi resin, and other exotic herbs and floras. The ingredient called Halmaddi is a costly ingredient that many makers omit because of price. It is the secret to a premium Nag Champa. This incense is very similar to the original Nag Champa brands that were sold long ago. Each stick burns for approximately 1 hour. Give it a try you will not be disappointed.
Mountain Naturals due in soon ... A couple of days of this post. I will be evaluating them as time permits. I am burning the Patchouli right now and it is as close to the natural aroma as I have experienced on a stick, very close to a pure essential oil aroma. If you’re a fan of patchouli you have to try this. The stick will burn for almost 2 hours, so it can be extinguish and used it again later. Peace to you all! roger
The Mountain Natural line is due in within a week or so from the date of this blog. The price is not cheep, however I have never experienced a more true to stated fragrance in all the incense brands I have evaluated. Here is a list of the fragrances we will carry.
Natural unprocessed botanical resins are indeed the purest form of incense. Many thousands of years ago when humans began to harness the use of fire they began to realize that when various woods, oils, fruits, spices, dried flowers, barks and best of all the tree saps which we now call resin would produce at times a most pleasing and delightful aroma. This was the foundation of what we now call incense. The practice of burning certain resins can be found in the earliest written records of many cultures. The motives for burning resinous incense was usually for a mystical, spiritual or religious ceremony. The method for this is usually time consuming, requires considerable effort and the use of special tools to obtain the most pleasurable of aromas. Few of us have the time nor the proper tools or knowledge to produce these remarkable aromas. The Incense Works and the Incense Sampler have toiled for the best part of twelve years to discover an easier and more efficient way to bring these fragrances to you. Mountain Naturals Resin Sticks was their solution. Their goal was to bring you these aromas with full impact of the true resin aroma and all natural and specific botanical products. The raw resins and botanical ingredients go through up to six processes before being applied to the stick, using all natural essential oils. The sticks are then rolled in absolutely pure resins and botanical products to produce the final and outstanding product. The procedure is a complex one and very time consuming. The final result is a pure and simple all natural fragrance. The burn time is about 2 hours of clean and natural bliss of pure resin or botanical aroma simply by lighting a stick.
Greetings to all of you that did follow this blog in the past. I have had some medical issued for the past couple of years and didn't have the time to devote to the website and a blog. Hopefully I will now. If you haven't done so please take a look at the new incense incense site. I believe you will be pleasantly surprised. I will be back giving commentary on new and exciting products...