Is there an expiry date for incense?
Incense does not have a specific expiry date. In Bhutan, it is believed that wine, tea, and Incense become finer overtime, thus older an incense is better quality. However, it should be stored properly away from direct sunlight and moisture to retain its fragrance and effectiveness.
Why is the size of incense not consistent?
The size of incense sticks can vary slightly due to practising the traditional method of hand-rolling processes. This variation is normal and does not affect the quality or effectiveness of the incense.
Does the aroma of incense expire after a certain period?
No, the aroma of incense can last for several years if stored properly in a cool and dry place. However, the intensity of the scent may fade especially if exposed to heat, light, and humidity.
What are the health benefits of incense?
Incense has been used for centuries for its calming and therapeutic effects on the mind and body. Some of the health benefits of incense include:
Relaxation and stress relief: The aroma of incense can help to create a peaceful and calming atmosphere, reducing stress and promoting relaxation.
Improved mood: The fragrance of incense has been shown to have a positive impact on mood, reducing anxiety, and depression.
Improved breathing: Incense has been used to help improve breathing, especially in people with respiratory issues.
Improved sleep: The scent of incense can help to promote sleep and improve sleep quality.
Note: It is important to keep in mind that incense should not be used as a substitute for professional medical treatment. If you have any health concerns, it is recommended to consult a doctor before using incense.
What is the difference between Zurpoe/Zimpoe incense and Riwo Sangchoe incense ?
Zurpoe/Zimpoe incense and Riwo Sangchoe are two types of traditional hand-made incense sticks produced in accordance with ancient Buddhist scripture. The difference between the two lies in the purpose they are used for. Zurpoe/Zimpoe incense sticks come in seven grades and are used for both offering and meditational purposes. On the other hand, Riwo Sangchoe incense is used for special ceremonial purposes and comes in two types.
Do you ship your products out of Bhutan?
Yes, we do ship our products globally. Our incense is carefully packaged to ensure it arrives in excellent condition and ready for use. Contact us for more information on shipping options and costs.
How different are bhutanese incense compare to tibetan and nepalese incense
Bhutanese incense is different from tibetan, nepal and india, is based on the intensity of the aroma and slower burning time.
The process of making bhutan incense
All ingredients are first ground into powder mix with water, sugar and honey. This mixture will then go through a fermentation process that takes about a week or so to produce its unique fragrance.
A tree bark, Tshe, will be added to the mixture to act as an adhesive. and further mashed before moulding to the stick shape.
The sticks will then straighten, trim into different lengths, and dried in the shade for 4 to 5 days.
HOW WE DETERMINE THE GRADES OF THE INCENSE
Juniper is the main component, and the amount of juniper determines the grade of the incense.
The better the Grade is, the lesser the amount of juniper being used. Therefore, increasing the ratio and aroma of the other precious ingredients