Resin incense - Sumatran benzoin (Styrax benzoin)
Element water - Emotional action.
It emanates a penetrating aroma of vanilla. Increases the feeling of security and inner peace. Traditionally used in magic ceremonies in the tropical forests of Malaysia and during sacred Islamic ceremonies (mixed with Aloe and sandalwood). Also used in the treatment of colds and bronchitis. Apart from these specific characteristics is theoretically equal to benzoin from Siam.
Resin Incense - Copal Africa (Protium copal)
Element Air - Spiritual Action.
In ancient Central American cultures, Copal incense was used for initiations and the search for divine visions. It opens the heart, illuminates the mind, it is refreshing and soothing, active in purification and protection, highly recommended for ritual offerings. "Food of the gods"; he opens the way to the Light. "It is an incense of purification that induces states of ecstasy, also known as" the intelligence that comes from the sky "It is found everywhere in the world and is obtained from various species of Burseraceae and dipterocarp (Manilla copal ).
Block resin incense - Styrax Calamitus
Element of Water - Emotional Action. Also known as "Amber tree", it has been used since ancient times as incense and as an herbal remedy. In ancient times this resin was offered to the goddess Hecate, on the other hand, mixed with the street of Syria (Peganum harmala) and the bay leaves it was used by the oracles in their divinatory rites. Very relaxing and soothing in case of very strong emotional states, especially for those who have suffered aggression. A sweet scent of serenity. "A good time for a special occasion".
Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis). Element of the air - the most effective on the mind.
Already in the Old Testament you will find texts on the salutary effects of hyssop. You can use it for bronchial disorders, but in moderation! Symbol of "innocence" it is considered as plant of the solar orbit. It restores the balance of chaotic and disordered personal thoughts, it also acts by strengthening the nervous system in case of neurological problems. It should be used with caution in pregnant women and in patients with hypertension or epilepsy. "Bring kindness into rigid hearts. "
Fire Element - Spiritual Action.
Amber is a fossil resin (20 - 200 million years old), derived from conifers, it is locally called "Northern Gold". The largest quantities have been produced by trees such as cedars, fir trees, junipers, cypresses and so on. The name given to it by the Sufi is "Father of aroma", while the Egyptians of antiquity and the Greeks called it "Stone of the Sun". Its strong and warm aroma tells a story of ancient times. Amber has soothing virtues, helps to overcome fear, strengthens memory and builds self-confidence. It combines well with benzoin and cedar.
Himalayan juniper berries (Juniperus macropoda). Fire Element - Spiritual Action.
It grows in the Himalayas up to 4000 meters above sea level and has a very characteristic intense fragrance. People living in this region use this incense for the purification and protection of their homes and villages. It removes unpleasant odors and insects more than any other incense. It is called "food of the gods" for its particular use in shamanic rituals, during which it is used to summon spirits and obtain trance states.
Resin Incense - Dragon\'s Blood (Daemenorops draco)
Fire Element - Action at the body level.
The plants that produce the blood of the Dragon, grow spontaneously in the marshes of Asia, Africa and Australia, There is also a species in the Canary Islands (Dracena cinnabari) but we do not collect the resin. Magical powers are attributed to this incense, it also has important protective features and is suitable for ritual offerings on altars and sacred ceremonies. Associated with sandalwood, cedar or labdanum we obtain a very powerful mixture for the senses.
Resin Incense - Siam Benzoin (Styrax tonkinensis)
Element water - Emotional action. The benzoin is obtained by cutting the bark of the tree and collecting the resin that drips from the wound. In Asia it is one of the most important ingredients of incense. Its sensual fragrance, has a stimulating and aphrodisiac effect. Solicit imagination and inspiration, help with meditative concentration, arouse a feeling of euphoria and act like a gentle caress. This resin goes well with sandalwood, frankincense, myrrh, labdanum and tonka bean.
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia). Element of water - spiritual action.
Lavender is one of the most important plants in natural medicine around the world. Today it is also used mixed with the incense of the churches. It offers goodness and purity, it has a pacifying action and calls for a good disposition of the heart in all the circumstances of life. Repels insects and mixes well with cedar wood, putty, oak bark, spruce needles and so on. "A Pacific impulse"
Incense resin - Opoponax Africa (Commiphora erythraea)
Fire Element - Emotional Action.
Its effects are quite similar to those of Myrrh. It enhances sensuality and acts as a stimulant, enhances fantasy and sensitivity and has a harmonizing effect. "In the here and now" This type of incense was used in purification rites to eliminate the negative forces that block the flow of energy either at the level of the body\'s channels or the Aura. Also suitable for shamanic and magical rituals.
The roots of Vetiver (zizianoides Vertiveria, herbaceous tropical Asia, the aromatic part is made from the roots). Element of the Earth - action at the level of the body.
Since time immemorial, vetiver is appreciated for its fine flavor "The smell of renewed earth". He acts as "spiritual incense". In Ayurvedic tradition it is considered detoxifying. It focuses on the essential by increasing the feeling of reality, used as an aphrodisiac, it gives a deeper "body awareness". It combines well with sandalwood, benzoin and Opoponax. It also helps maintain body awareness during meditation sessions.
Peppermint (Mentha piperita). Element Air - Action at the body level.
Very popular for its medicinal and stimulating properties, performs a hot / cold type action transmuting yang into yin. Gives a strong impetus when one has to take action; it is fresh, strong, purifying, energetic and clarifies the mind and heart. Very useful for cleaning the environmental atmosphere. Peppermint is recommended to start your day.
The natural camphor (Cinnamomum camphora). Fire Element - Action at the body level.
It is only when this evergreen tree reaches the age of 50 that it begins to secrete bright red resin crystals. In the Himalayan region it is called "medicine for wild men". It can be used successfully to stimulate the dynamism of the person and strengthen the energy network. Increase Prana and Chi. Contributes to muscle relaxation, effectively supports cardiac activity, blood circulation and the vegetative nervous system. It emanates a fresh and penetrating scent that illuminates the mind. Do not use in the presence of children.
Cypriol (Cyperus scariosus). Element of the Earth - Action at the level of the body.
This Cypriol belongs to the family Cyperaceae and grows in the Madhya Pradesh region of India. It is very rich in essential oils and gives off a very "oriental" perfume. It has an aphrodisiac effect, relaxing, calming of the nervous system and stimulating the mind. Its scent is "dark" and very spicy
Juniper berries (Juniperus communis). Fire Element - Spiritual Action
Juniper is particularly common in the northern hemisphere of our planet. Since time immemorial, twigs and berries were burned during shamanic rituals, and were considered powerful protection against black magic. Endowed with purifying virtues, improves the vigilance and the perception as well as the perseverance in the work. His scent is really amazing. It combines very well with Vetiver, Mastic, Galbanum, Cedarwood and Oak Bark. It reinforces self-identity and self-esteem.
Linaloe wood (Bursera delpechiana). Element water - Emotional action.
This tree grows in Central and South America and it is only after 20 or 30 years of life that it contains the right amount of resinoid in its wood. Used as incense, it has therapeutic effects, which have been exploited successfully for centuries by Native Americans. It exudes a sweet scent of wood, and works by relieving nervous tension and fear. It also has a reinforcing and protective action.
Linden flowers (Tilia occidentalis). Element of Water - Emotional Action.
This linden species grows in the warm temperate zones of the world, like Central America. Leaves a very sweet scent and has a beneficial relaxing anti-stress effect; facilitates nighttime sleep and stimulates the confident attitude of the mind. It adapts well to incense blends.
Myrtle (Myrtus communis). Fire Element - Spiritual Action.
According to an ancient tradition, Myrtle leaves represent the female principle and the purity of virginity. It gives the vitality of youth and the energy of love. It helps to make clarity in our own opinions and purifies the environmental atmosphere, promotes openness and relaxes the nerves. It combines very well with mastic and Lavender. It has a refreshing effect.
Patchouli (Pogostemon patchouli). Element of the Earth - Action at the level of the body.
The typical scent of this plant occurs only after its collection and proper treatment. The aroma is revitalizing and stimulating for the mind, hot, spicy, aphrodisiac, it gives power and courage against fears and insecurity. Combines well with all other aphrodisiac incense.
Himalayan rhododendrons (Rhododendron anthopogon). Fire Element - Action at the body level.
Produces a powerful, warm aroma with a very persistent spicy fragrance. This flowering plant grows on the Himalayan ranges up to about 4500 meters above sea level; his incense is used to clean the Aura, and connect with the subtle worlds; gives strength and is a good remedy against the fear and insecurity that poison the emotional life. Do not use in case of hypertension.
White Sage of America (Salva officinalis). Element water - action at the level of the body.
This variety of sage grows in Southern California, along the coast. In the tradition of natives of the place, it is used for a very specific purpose: to obtain healing energy, powerful, during ceremonies and rituals. American sage incense is the perfect medium for prayer and meditation. Strengthens faith, promotes vision and spirituality, purifies and revitalizes, increases intelligence and clarity of mind. Often used to clean the Aura and purify the vibration in the space in which we live.