Incense & Aromatics for Mental Focus & Clarity

Do you experience issues with mental focus and clarity, brain fog, or trouble with your memory? The aromatic incense plants I talk about in the video above have been used for ages to help people stay sharp in their minds, while tending to some possible root causes of these very common issues. Watch the video…

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Incense As Medicine

In addition to their pleasant and uplifting aromas, nearly all aromatic plants used in incense also have medicinal qualities. Whether burned for therapeutic, spiritual, or aesthetic purposes, everyone who burns incense inhales its natural aromatic medicine, whether they’re aware of it or not. The medicine of incense can positively affect the many functions of the…

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The Renowned Japanese Koh-do Incense Ceremony

When you hear the term, “Listening to Incense,” what comes to mind? Perhaps you imagine putting your ear up to morsels of resin incense melting and sizzling on a hot piece of charcoal as their smoke slowly dances upward? Not quite… The type of ‘listening’ involved with “Listening to Incense” is actually quite different than…

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The Roots of Aromatherapy & The Soul of Plants

Modern Aromatherapy, the therapeutic use of botanical essential oils, is one of the fastest growing healing modalities of our time, and its name is widely known around the world today. If we break down the word itself, the principle is easily revealed: a practice of healing (therapy) using aromatic plants. What many people don’t realize…

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Balm of Gilead, Comfort for the Soul

Considered to be among the most sacred of herbs throughout many ancient Eastern cultures, the renown Balm of Gilead was once used in various forms of holy incense and anointing oils as a sacramental herb. It was also widely used in Christian, Islamic, Egyptian, Judaic, Greek, Hindu, and many other cultures as an ingredient in…

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Recreating Feelings and Moments in Time with Aromatic Formulas

This time of year demands of most people to journey inward. To reflect on the warmer months that have recently passed, to create, think, dream, and appreciate the beauty in life through the stillness of nature. The Fall and Winter are also the most rewarding times for burning incense. Not only do many aromatic plants…

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The Art of Traditional Incense Crafting

Since time immemorial, people have burned incense for aesthetic, medicinal, spiritual, and practical purposes in nearly every culture on Earth. Since ancient times, incense has been one of the most prized commodities found burning in temples, courts, palaces, markets, on the streets, and in the homes of commoners and nobility alike. To put it simply,…

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The Magic & Medicine of Aromatic Tree Resins, Part II

The aromatic tree resins of the world are some of the most potent healing materials on Earth, used in folk medicine, indigenous medicine, and many of the more established systems of healing, from East to West. Whether used topically, as incense or fumigants, or for internal applications, these precious medicines have a wide range of…

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The Magic & Medicine of Aromatic Tree Resins

Tree resins have been a major part of human history and have been used in nearly every culture on Earth for thousands of years. Whether used in perfumery, as incense, medicine, or for more practical uses in crafts, construction, ancient boat building, and insect repellents, tree resins continue to share their many virtues and gifts…

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The Ancient Divinity and Healing of Sandalwood

One of the most widely used metaphysical plants of the world is the renowned Sandalwood tree. The use of this sacred tree in spirituality and ritual dates back thousands of years throughout India, Tibet, Nepal, other parts of Asia, and the Middle East. It grows between 20 to 30 feet and blooms with white, red,…

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