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October 10, 2019 2 min read

Tibetan Incense

Tibetan incense is formed in Tibet, Northern elements of Nepal, and Bhutan. Incense is a vital representation of Tibetan culture. These incenses have a characteristic "earthy" or herbal aroma to them. Tibetan incenses can contain thirty or additional ingredients. like most Asian incense, Tibetan incense isn't rolled around a bamboo stick however is extruded into lengths or coils.

This Incense is hand-rolled from natural herbal ingredients with no bamboo stick in the center. Hand prepared incense has been used for many hundreds of years in the Himalayan regions of Tibet, Nepal, and Bhutan and is deeply rooted in Tibetan culture. Authentic Tibetan incense originates from ancient monastery recipes and medical formulations. During the time of the Buddha, over 2500 years ago, these medicinal and monastic formulas were developed by combining many different ingredients. During the troubling time, these recipes would have been lost but were fortunately preserved by monks in the Tibetan monasteries.  Masalas or mixtures of herbs, plants, flowers, leaves, grass, wood, bark, spices and minerals are still blended in strict accordance with these recipes.

Tibetan incense is generally used for meditation, relaxation, and cleansing one's environment.  It delivers a fragrance that can help to soothe and calm a restless mind. This incense is made up of pure herbs, spices, flowers, and minerals. There are no glues, dyes or bamboo sticks that would be harmful to inhale. All these Incenses traditionally prepared by hand, according to centuries-old recipes from the monastic traditions in the Himalayas.  

 

Tibetan prayer flags have been flown for centuries throughout the Himalayan region.  These beautiful colorful flags are printed with prayers, that when blown in the wind, carry goodwill to all in the area.  It is an ancient tradition, geological dating back thousands of years, with the intent of bringing profit to any or all, invoking compassion, harmony, peace, wisdom, and strength, and giving protection against dangers and evil.

 

When burned, Tibetan incense produces a rich, earthy, and pure aroma which can help soothe and calm a restless mind. It is mainly used to purify the environment and as an aid for meditation and relaxation. In Tibetan medicine, it is often used to alleviate depression, stress, and anxiety. A daily incense or sang offering is a vital part of Tibetan culture and most homes and monasteries will have a place reserved for offering incense.

The Tibetan Incenses are made without perfumes, glues, dyes or bamboo sticks. The list of ingredients is quite extensive including cedar, sandalwood, juniper, amber, musk, jasmine, frankincense, lemongrass, rose, mint, lemon, pine, cinnamon, lavender and more. If you want, you can narrow your search using the search icon to enter key ingredients or descriptive words such as healing or meditation. We hope you enjoy the soothing benefits of Tibetan incense!


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