Sandalwood derived from the Santalum tree wood is considered to be one of the most sacred elements in various religions worldwide. One of the most expensive woods in the world, Sandalwood has been used as incense sticks since the inception of mankind.
Sandalwood is a part of Ayurveda an Indian system of healing. Sandalwood has a rich, woody aroma which provides a relaxing and supporting environment for mediation and well-being. With its pleasing and captivating aroma, Sandalwood calms the mind and alleviates worry by relaxing the central nervous system.
How to burn incense sticks properly:
Place your incense stick in an appropriate incense burner that will collect the ash as it falls. Trim the stick as necessary to ensure a proper fit.
Light the end of the incense stick until a flame is established. Allow it to burn for a few seconds to ensure it is properly lit.
Gently extinguish by blowing or fanning out the flame.
Tips for using Incense Safely:
Burn incense in a well ventilated room to avoid build up of the smoke
Keep lit and unlit incense away from children and pets
You should not burn incense if you have asthma or suffer from a respiratory condition
Women who are pregnant should consult their doctor before burning incense
Consider using a Himalayan sea salt lamp to help purify the air while burning incense