Natural Incense is made of 100 % natural ingredients and contains only pure botanicals. Most of the ingredients also have aromatherapy benefits. The incense could have incense resins from trees and plants, however it could also contain aromatic herbs, spices, roots and barks. Some blends could also have essential oils added in small amounts. In spellcraft, herbs or other botanicals may be added to 'empower' the incense for magickal intent. Part of the pleasure would be to build your own blend.
Using Natural Incense:
Natural Incense burns on charcoal blocks or discs, it's the oldest way of burning incense. There are no chemical additives or accelerants to make the incense burn, many manufactured incense cones and sticks could be irritating towards the airways, and therefore are not necessarily ethically made. Many incense sticks and cones are 'blanks' which are dipped right into a synthetic perfume oil.Buy Herbal Incense Blends
Incense in its natural form is recognized as by many cultures and faiths to be healing and sacred. I really hope to create you the best of worlds, for pleasure, meditation, yoga, ceremony or aromatherapy. All you need is the incense blend or ingredients of your liking, a heatproof dish known as a censer, charcoal discs and some tweezers or tongs to keep the charcoal as you light it.
Censers could be any heatproof dish, I love to use Cauldrons because they retain the heat extremely well, and also the lid may be used to extinguish the charcoal as required. Ideally the censer should be on the heat resistant surface, as the charcoal could make censers hot. Please get hot censers while using handle, tongs or tweezers. It is better to fill the censer with sand, ash or earth, because this insulates the bowl, and never only helps the charcoal burn more efficiently for longer, however it distributes heat better too, helping to protect the base of the censer from the heat.
To light the charcoal disc:
1. Contain the charcoal disc with tweezers or tongs inside a naked flame - like a candle flame. The disc will spit and spark just a little within the surface (please not make use of your fingers because the discs heat up quickly and may cause burns)
2. Put the disc inside your heatproof censer or bowl, using the well facing upwards, wait some time until the fringe of the disc turns grey
3. Now you are ready to add your incense towards the centre from the disc. Add a pinch of pure natural incense, just a little goes quite a distance
4. the disc will stay hot and glow for about an hour or so, each pinch of incense will fragrance the area for 15-30 minutes
Please wait for a charcoal to visit cold before disposing of ashes. Charcoal discs keep fresh for longer in a sealed container in a cool dry place.