What is incense
Incense is a blend of aromatic herbal ingredients that give off aromatic smoke when burned. Incense has been used for a number of situations and for various reasons, probably for millennia. Burning them for aromatherapy purposes, to alleviate health problems, to create a good mood and good emotions is common. Incense has traditionally been used to clean rooms and environments, and to perform spiritual activities, meditation and the like. The incense also helps to eliminate standing, bad air in the room like ancient air freshener.
The art of making incense has been an important part of Bhutanese culture for centuries. Consistency of tradition, purity and extremely high quality of ingredients make Bhutanese incense one of the most sought after incense in the Himalayas and worldwide. There is a noticeable difference between Bhutanese incense and traditional Tibetan incense coming from Nepal and India. Incense sticks have a long burning time and their aroma is second to none. The Bhutanese incense is all handmade by skilled craftsmen and consists of 100% carefully selected, natural ingredients collected from the Himalayan Mountains. The recipes for incense blends originate from authentic, long-standing traditions that have been passed down from generation to generation. Incense can consist of up to 100 different ingredients. Such as: sandalwood, eagle, cedar, clove, nutmeg, saffron, gugul, etc. We bring you all the incense you have from Bhutan with a long history of incense manufacturer.
Chimi Poe Jorkhangi incense has a long history and tradition has been passed down from generation to generation. Incense is made in the northern part of Thimphu, Bhutan’s capital, called Dechencholing. The incense recipes used in Chimi Poe Jorkhang come from many famous Tibetan and Bhutanese scholars and yogis such as Guru Padmasambhava, Terton Choeji Lingpa and others.
Slightly more than 100 known recipes 23 are currently in use. Today, the tradition of making incense is carried on by Sonam Tashi and his family.