100% Natural Ayurvedic Masala Preparation. Hand-Rolled According to Ancient Tradition. 8-Packets Each Containing 3 Mini-Sticks. This authentic Ayurvedic incense comes in a unique variety of herbal fragrances known as masala preparations. It is made by hand according to the ancient method of rolling each stick from a fragrant dough of pure resins herbs and essences which have been used for thousands of years in the practice of Ayurveda. . The 8 fragrances in this pack are:. Costen - Well-Being -- is made from the root of the Costus tree a valued herb in Ayurvedic preparations and is formulated with honey. The smoke has an overall soothing effect on the nerves and enhances the sense of well-being in the body. Kasturi - Aspiration -- comes from the fruit of the Manjal tree in India and has a musk-like fragrance. The smoke is traditionally used as therapy for depression and to keep aspiration in the mind. Loban - Sanctity -- is a fragrant resin from a type of pine tree. Crystals of Loban are burnt in temples all over India for the holy sanctified atmosphere the smoke creates. Mattipal - Peace -- comes from the fragrant sap of the Peepal tree known as the "Bodhi" Tree because the Buddha achieved realization while seated in meditation beneath it. The fragrant smoke creates a soothing and deeply peaceful atmosphere. Resin - Concentration -- comes from the fragrant sap of an Indian tree whose resinous crystals according to Ayurvedic practice are burnt to increase the power of concentration to create a spiritual atmosphere and repel bad spirits. Sambrani - Serenity -- also known as Yellow Resin comes from the fragrant sap of the Sal Tree and has been used in spiritual ceremonies since ancient times. Its smoke creates a soothing atmosphere of calm serenity. Sandalwood - Purity -- has been treasured since antiquity for its exquisite fragrance and purifying properties. In Ayurveda it is used to cool the nervous system ease anxiety and has the potent attribute of purifying the vital being (life-force) and atmosphere. Triphala - Rejuvenation -- Translated as "three fruits" in Sanskrit Triphala is a well known Ayurvedic rejuvenative compound prized for its harmonizing effect on the three doshas. Of the three ingredients: Haritaki is rejuvenative for Vata dosha Amalaki for Pitta dosha and Bibitaki for Kapha dosha.
"This was supposed to come with 8 different types of incense; I received 2 of one of the types so I only tried 7 different scents. They all smell basically the same to me; kindof like bug spray. I'll stick with my favorite scent which is Super Hit."
"I like this incense brand. It always burns cleanly and smells great. I like how the packaging lets you know all about the Ayurvedic benefits. It is a great sampler pack. Now that I know what I like here, I'd probably buy individually in the future, but this was a great way to get information and try something new."
"These were the worst incense I ever burned. I don't think any of them smelled decent. I ended up throwing them away. They all smelled the same - like burning wood, no fragrance to them at all. Save your money and buy a different brand."
"I love the personal attention that was given in making these all-natural fragrances. They all have very distinct, interesting scents. My absolute favorite is the mattipal. I think the price for trying all of these was more than worth it!"
"I am not crazy about most incense out there. They usually have artificial perfume scents almost like a smokey glade plugin or something. These incense though don't seem to have synthetic chemicals in them. They have a very distinct natural aroma that you can tell is entirely plant based. There is one type of incense in the variety pack I would watch out for and that is Loban (sanctity). It has a tendency to linger in a room for quite some time even with windows open and the smell was not likeable to me personally."
"I am impressed with the quality of ingredients and packaging of these. They are natural and very fragrant! The sample incense sticks are small, but worth the price for what is there being that these are of superior quality."
"These incense sticks are fantastic, the product gets 5 stars. None of the smells turned me off and I used them everyday in my room. That said, the sticks are small, you get 24 of them, but they burn quickly. I will still recommend it, maybe on a rotation with other cheaper brands but I loved it."