Handmade Himalayan Stick Incense
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15 incense + 1 clay incense stand
Incense height 10cm diameter 0.3cm
30 minutes per cone incense
Material / Components
Natural flowers, selected herbs and spices
Individual eco-friendly LOKTA package
Handmade in Nepal by Stupa Incense incense is a socially and environmentally conscious business that supports the cottage industry providing employment to many local artisans in the Kathmandu Valley, essentially allowing them to continue their trades within their own homes. They have been in the industry for over 2 decades, their incense is handmade using the Lama Dorjee technique. Their business is based in the foothills of the Nagarjung Forest in the Kathmandu Valley and as a result they have direct access to a wide range of pure natural ingredients like herbs, plants, leaves and tree barks that are foraged, dried, ground down and then blended to create their unique incense sticks.
They can be used as air fresher at home, office venues or for yoga incense purpose as well.
Himalayan Cedar - has been used to create incense (especially temple incense) by monks since ancient times, it repesents spiritual dedication, faith and has calming properties allowing the mind to easily let go of any surrounding chaos or emotional heaviness in order to prepare itself for meditation.
Sandalwood - one of the most widely used incenses in India, where the scent of sandalwood is prolific, gently drifting out of temples and homes alike. It is believed to be the scent that is favoured by the Gods and commonly used during meditation to assist in focussing the mind and connecting it to the divine. It breaks down illusions and allows you to align with your higher self.
Myrrh - known for its spiritual properties, it was revered by the Ancient Egyptians and heavily used in Christian rites. In rituals its used to heal grief, connect with or honour the dead and nurture inner knowledge. The smoke created from these incense sticks is perfect for past life work, connecting with loved ones on the other side, healing grief and inner work.
Nag Champa - one of the most well known in the world, originally from India the scent is created using a combination of sandalwood and frangipani, the scent from this blend is a beautiful balance between woody and floral sweet and is hugely popular. It is used in temples, by practitioners of all kinds and daily by many people in their homes, bringing a sense of peace and relaxation to any space.
Citronella - Citronella oils are extracted from different species of lemongrass plants, it is commonly known for its use as a mosquito repellent, but it also has many other qualities. Citronella is ideal for improving air circulation and is recommended for reducing mould and humidity in any space. Citronella's distinct aroma clears the mind and leaves you feeling revitalised. It is perfect for use as garden incense.
Na Swa - roughly translates to beautiful scent, created to share a little of the incredible fragrances that are present in the Nepalese mountainside with the rest of the world.
Austha Suganda - Austha is a sanskrit word that roughly translates to "faith", whilst Suganda translates to one of the four fragrances as defined in the Dharma-Samgraha, which is an extensive glossary of Buddhist terms in Sanskrit, written by a monk in 2nd century AD. The scent helps us to connect with the purity of our spirit and our innate knowledge that we are part of the whole universe.
Dorjee - created in honour of Lama Dorjee, the monk who assisted Stupa in learning the ancient art of incense making. In Hindu Dorjee also translates to Shining Light.
Frankincense - traditionally used in ceremonies, rituals and also for meditation. It is commonly used for protection and purification rituals but is also perfect for the purpose of warding off any negative energies while attracting positive ones. This incense is also ideal for the purpose of creating a sacred space for meditation, healing or connecting with spirit.
All stick incenses are handmade with natural materials. If the environment is humid, please leave the incenses under the sun to dry out the humidity within the incense for a couple of days. Otherwise the lit incense can go out in the middle of the burning.
Be careful the burning of incense will create certain amount of smoke, which is natural for incense. Don't leave the incense close to smoke detector and be mindful when burning the incense.