The tradition of using incense started in Ancient China in 2000 BC. As Tibet is a territory of China, the people in the region adapted the application of using incense originally for religious worship. The Tibetan people formulated their own version of incense- one that is purer than its predecessors. Tibetan incense is known to be the most natural incense in the world. Only fresh, natural ingredients from the highlands of Tibet are incorporated into their incense formula.
Tibetan incense comes in a plethora of variations all of which may consist of the following fundamental ingredients:
- Aromatic herbs
- Natural oils
Superior quality incense mainly come from traditional monastery and were developed by monks from thousands of years ago. High-quality incense are those sought after by people from around the Himalayas and even people from overseas. These incense come follow lineages, some of which date back prior to the founding of Buddhism.
The ingredients commonly found in Tibetan incense are those commonly found in Tibet and surrounding Himalayan regions. With this in mind, Tibetan incense is devoid of artificial chemicals and are undeniably the best and safest types of incense that are available today.
Tibetan incense serves a variety of functions. Here are some of the most common uses in the application of Tibetan incense:
– Religious Rituals
Burning Tibetan incense has long been the tradition of Hindus and Buddhists. Aromatic incense burn by itself as followers of both religion perform their respective chants and prayers. The burning of Tibetan incense is known to purify the air and prepare worshippers into solemn and deep prayer. Research studies suggest that one’s sense of smell largely influences well being. The pleasant aromas from high-quality incense render an individual to arrive at a high level of peacefulness and tranquility, thus enabling them to be more focused on the process of prayer and worship.
In Tibetan medicine, the use of incense is crucial in the healing and recovery of the body from common illnesses to even serious medical conditions. The burning of Tibetan incense to facilitate healing and wellness can be found in various Tibetan medical books and medical instructions.
Aside from burning incense for religious rituals, Tibetan incense are also used for relaxation techniques such as meditation. The wonderful aroma coming from pure Tibetan incense calms the senses and clears the mind of meditation practitioners. Refined incense are known to be more powerful thus they deliver a more positive effect among meditation practitioners.
– Air Freshener
A more modern use of Tibetan incense is that of cleaning the air indoors. The herbs, oils, and other ingredients found in Tibetan incense are known to have powerful cleansing properties. Since the formulation of Tibetan incense is purer and more concentrated than other incense types, the aromas and wonderful scents that it produces linger longer and far more effective inside closed spaces as well.