Burning incense is an ancient art that has been practiced across the world for many thousands of years. Long before our ability to extract the essential oils from plants, burning the whole dried plant would have been the earliest form of aromatherapy.
Incense burning was common place in hospitals, places of worship and the home to promote health, clean the air, enhance meditation and spiritual practices, in celebration or remembrance or to cultivate a sense of protection and grounding.
Incense comes in many forms and our loose incense blends combine a mixture of resin, bark, leaves, flowers and cones that we have grown or sustainably foraged from around Cambridgeshire.
We have had many questions about how to use our incense blends so we wanted to provide some more information in this post.
Our favourite way to burn our loose incense blends is using a mesh burner like this one for everyday use. Ours is from Ayurveda 101
You can also add a pinch of loose incense to a charcoal disk in a burner for ceremonial use outdoors or in a well ventilated area
There are other ways to enjoy loose incense too. For a very gentle fragrance, the dry blend can be added to a standard incense burner (non mesh, above a tealight candle) which will release the oils from the plants and emit a gentle calming scent.
Alternatively, you do not need to burn the blend at all to enjoy the plant energies. You can carry your tin with you for a grounding tool that can be breathed in to calm and relax you throughout the day.