The traditional art of incense making has been an important Bhutanese craft for many hundreds of years. The purity of this tradition, along with the extremely high quality natural ingredients, have made Bhutanese incense the most sought after of all the Himalayan herbal incenses. It is primarily used for ritual offerings in Tibetan Buddhist practice, however, it is also widely used and prescribed for healing, space clearing and for bringing a unique herbal-spicy-woody-medicinal fragrance to the environment. It is therefore extremely important that the ingredients and preparation remain authentic to this tradition. You will immediately notice the difference between Bhutanese incense and the regular Tibetan style incense we see coming out of Nepal and India. The aroma is often much richer and as a medicine they are much more potent because of the quality of the ingredients. The sticks are usually much thicker and they typically have a slower burn time, which means you can enjoy a longer burning experience.
Bhutanese incense is prepared entirely by hand. The ingredients are first blended into a paste in preparation for rolling. After this they are hand rolled into sticks and then left to dry for a period of time. Finally they are cut to size and then tied and packaged. The incense is comprised of all natural ingredients which have been hand gathered in the Himalayan regions. This typically includes a blend of anywhere between 30 and 100 herbs, flowers, barks, roots, spices, fruits and minerals. Only the finest medicinal grade ingredients are used.
The Nado Bhutanese Incense company also works closely with local community based education and their mission is to educate plant collectors in sustainable harvesting practices and the preservation of Bhutanese wildlife.
We import ALL of our Bhutanese incense directly from Bhutan and the incense makers themselves. This means you can have confidence that our incense is 100% genuine. If you are buying Bhutanese incense from a supplier who imports theirs from Nepal or India, it is likely to be an imitation brand and therefore inferior!
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