The word incense is derived from the Latin words incendere to burn and incensus to cause a passion or an emotion. Incense often evokes a mental state, which goes far beyond the physical manifestation of its scent, that's why it's often used in meditation to help cleanse the mind of distractions and to help focus.



The lighting of incense is a ritual connecting us to the elements, it requires fire to ignite and oxygen to burn. By striking a match and lighting incense we can connect to the air and earth as the essential oils are gently released into the air. Essence + Alchemy Incense is 100% natural, made with sustainable bamboo, wood powders and infused with organic essential oils.