The Origin of Incense

The first incense was made from fragrant woods, spices, and tree resins which were burnt to release a perfume. In fact, you might be interested to know that the word perfume is derived from the Latin word per fumum meaning, “through smoke”. This is a testament to the fact that incense has been used for thousands of years for a variety of uses and is the original perfume and home scent.

Incense has the power to emit a powerful scent throw, filling any type of space with its evocative scent whether it be simply a bedroom, bathroom, or relaxing living space. For centuries, it has also been said to drive away evil spirits and eliminate any unpleasant odors that may be in the air.

Incense is surrounded by plenty of folklore and mystery. It is said that once upon a time, a queen was attacked by her foes, and lost her realm. She begged God for a gift while she was on the run, sobbing uncontrollably as she had lost her children and her properties. As she did so trees with aromatic gums started to grow as far as the eye could see, growing everywhere her tears were shed. This tale is intended to tell us the story of how these ancient incense trees began to grow. The resins from the Boswellia tree family also go by the name of “oliban,” and are found in Yemen or Oman in the southern Arabian Peninsula.


Each type of incense is made up of several different ingredients and you will find that certain types of incense are more suitable for particular applications around the home. Simply Incense by Buckley and Phillips is made cruelty free & vegan and scented with a cosmetic-grade fragrance that gives users a superior scent. Available in classic and contemporary fragrances. Each sleek black tube contains 25 incense sticks. These sticks are made with a natural wood powder and bamboo core, with each stick providing a one-hour burn time, ensuring your home is filled with this invigorating scent that’s been used for centuries

In the world of aroma, the rose is another ancient scent, often considered queen, because of its marvelous scent. Rose incense is said by aromatherapists to calm emotions and energize the heart, as it has a deep connection with both of them. The exquisite scent of red roses promotes feelings of love, compassion, and devotion. Additionally calming your nervousness, rose incense directs you toward harmony, serenity, happiness, confidence, and love. Buckley & Phillips Aromatics Australian-made Simply Rose Incense Is a great choice if you are looking to experience its uplifting scent.


Moreover, incense may aid sleep. It slows down the nervous system, causing your body and mind to rest, and reducing anxiety. Naturally calming scents include lavender, patchouli, and frankincense.

When practicing meditation, incense is frequently used in many religious and recreational rituals to focus senses and enhance concentration. The most popular scents added to incense for meditation purposes are Sandalwood and Frankincense. Simply Sandalwood Incense leaves a long-lasting scent and allows you to clear your mind. Using this incense can set the ideal scene for relaxation, entertaining guests, and creating a wonderfully scented home environment with Simply Sandalwood Incense’s assertive and warming scent. This premium incense is manufactured with premium oils giving off a beautiful deep scent.


Lastly, always follow the safety instructions on your incense sticks. Make sure to burn incense only when you are awake. Before lighting an incense stick, pregnant women and those with asthma or another respiratory disease should consult their doctor. Keep both lit, and unlit incense out of the reach of children and pets. To prevent smoke build-up, burn incense in a well-ventilated area.