Incense is a substance that when burned emits a fragrant scent. In essence, the term “incense” comes from the Latin word for “to burn.” Incense has been used in religious rituals since ancient times, and it was used in ancient Egypt, Babylon, and Greece.
People all over the world have used incense for a variety of purposes over the centuries and into the present day, including as an aspect for different religious practices, a method of repelling demons or evil spirits, and as a tool for masking offensive or disagreeable odors. While different countries have different incenses available, here are our 10 picks for the best Tibetan incense:
Tashi Healing Incense is handcrafted from pure, extremely scented natural herbs. It contains a variety of ingredients such as white Sandalwood, Sal Dhoop, and Hastanjali, among others, as well as a variety of herbs. The mixture of these legitimate fragranced Herbs gives the Healing Incense an excellent odor quality to other incense. This incense has no toxic or addictive properties. This Healing Incense is used for puja offerings, purifying, and also as an air freshener. Each box contains approximately 19 incense sticks that can be burned for one hour. Each incense stick measures 5 inches in length. It weighs about 0.030 kg and the price can range anywhere from $0.95 to $1.
This incense has been specially designed for fulfilling aspirations and to bring prosperity by attracting the Tantric Deities. It is also used to purify the living environment. It is called Lhokchok Palgeri Incense as it calms mental stress and sharpens the senses. This incense is a mixture of hundreds of aromatic substances such as the Himalayan medicinal herbs which include saffron, red and white sandalwood, nutmeg, minerals like silver and gold, and clove. Each incense stick is approximately 10 inches long and each box contains approximately 30 incense sticks. The box weighs about 0.100 kg and costs anywhere from $7.13-$7.50.
This Agar 31 Healing Incense is created from Himalayan medicinal plants which are used in traditional herbal medicine to relieve disorders such as fatigue, stress, and dizziness due to an imbalance of the air elements. Because this incense is made entirely of organic and natural ingredients, it contains no synthetic or animal products. They are non-addictive and intended for daily use. Each box contains approximately 37 incense sticks and a packet has 5 pieces of incense. Each packet weighs 0.450 kg and costs anywhere in-between $4.75-$5.00.
Dakpa Tamdin Incense is handmade, vegan, and made according to a centuries-old Tibetan Buddhist recipe. It includes therapeutic spices and herbs from various regions of Nepal. The length of the incense stick is 24.5 cm and there are approximately 25 pieces in the box. Each box weighs about 0.500 kg and costs in-between $7.60-$8.00. His Holiness, the second Dudjom Rinpoche, gave Dakpa Tamdin the Jinlab Phabta to mix with the initial ingredients. This is still passed down to every production run of incense we make today.
This incense pack comes in 4 varieties:
Ribo sangtsoe, Shingkham Kuenkhyap, Minling surpoe, and Sambara. Ribo sangtsoe means mountain smoke offering. This incense can be used to cleanse and purify our minds of all impurities, misgivings, stress, and be filled with satisfaction and happiness of this life and the next. Along with prayer and meditation, it is also used while raising prayer flags.
Shingkham means the world of the Lord Buddha. Kuen means everywhere and Khyap means to spread. This incense contains all the requisite herbs and substances required to worship and please Gyalwa Rignga’s Shing Kham. By offering this incense, we get the blessing of worshipping the Buddhas. The sambara incense was among the first kinds to be produced. It contains all basic herbal ingredients which have been used for centuries in Tibet.
In the Buddhist scriptures “Dho Tharpa ” it is mentioned that Gyajin (Indra) offered the aromatic incense Sambara Dukpoe to the Buddha himself. From this early evidence, we incur the importance of incense in Buddhism. The mingling surpoe incense contains all the ingredients of the old surpoe of a Nyingmapa monastery in Tibet called Mindrolling. It gives peace of mind to the person using it. This is mainly used for kingkhors (mandalas) as it contains all the substances and herbs permitted in kingkhors, big and small.
This incense is made up of auspicious and rare products whose product’s composition research has been done by Merampa Dr. Dorjee Wangdu. The Namtso Chandan Incense consists of Selinum wallichianum, Santalum Album, Amomum Subulatum, Plerocarpus Santalinus and Elettaria Cardamomum. It also contains nardostachys which is particularly blessed soil and water taken from different holy sites of Nepal, India, Tibet, Afghanistan, and Burma. It also contains ingredients blessed by the holy masters. This incense has a natural aroma which makes it suitable for meditation, offerings, and protection against some communicable diseases and spirits. Each packet weighs 0.105 kg and costs anywhere between $2.38-$2.50.
Dolma Incense is manufactured using high elevation herbs found in Nepal, the Himalayas, and Tibet; it has been used for decades to help alleviate stress and anxiety. It is efficient, non-toxic, and non-addictive, and it is made up of 31 completely natural herbal blends. It is handcrafted incense that is prepared following ancient Tibetan medical systems. It weighs about 0.065 kg and the price ranges anywhere from $1.43 to $1.50.
Potala incense is made entirely by hand from extremely scented medicinal plants and other valuable products. Potala incense is affluent and of higher quality than other incense due to the mixture of authentic fragranced materials. It is completely free of choking and camphor odor, as well as non-toxic and non-habit forming. Potala Tibetan incense is commonly used for puja offering and purifying, but can also be used as an air freshener to keep one’s surroundings scented. Each box contains approximately 24 incense sticks measuring 10 inches in length. It weighs about 0.070 kg and the price ranges anywhere from $0.95 to $1.00.
The preparation of this Snowlion incense is one of the ancient traditional arts of Tibet’s monastic orders. This is made up of 25 ingredients, including nagi, saffron, red and white sandalwood. Each incense stick measures 17 inches in length. It weighs about 0.040 kg and the price ranges anywhere from $0.95 to $1.00.
The White Tara Tibetan incense sticks consist of a variety of organic products such as Juniper (Shukpa), Bezor, Saffron, Spikenard (Pangpoi), Cardamom, Nutmeg, Sacred holy water, soil, and several others. A respectful and truthful devotional offering with this extremely valuable incense to Lord Tara might very well accomplish your desires, safeguard you from hurdles, and bring you good fortune, contentment, and affluence. Each packaging contains 5 incense pieces in one packet which measures 20 cm in length. It weighs about 0.450 kg and the price ranges anywhere from $1.43 to $1.50.
Medicine Buddha Tibetan Incense
This Medicine Buddha Tibetan incense stick was created by just using medicinal plants, minerals, holy water, and holy soil per an ancient Tibetan medicine incense-making procedure. It is immensely helpful to all people, and the incense could be used as an offering for any type of pooja or prayer. Finally, it contributes to good fortune, contentment, and economic stability. Each packaging contains 5 incense pieces in one packet which measures 20 cm in length. It weighs about 0.450 kg and the price ranges anywhere from $1.43 to $1.50.