How are Incense Made?
From a base of resins, herbs and woods, which add the fragrance. They are then combined with a binding agent such as gum or natural resin, and then a combustion agent is added such as charcoal or makko bark. Distilled water is added, then it is enhanced with further natural and perfumery oils and then pressed or moulded into sticks, pellets or cones.
To manufacture high-quality joss sticks and cones not only must the finest ingredients be used, but also the greatest care must be taken at each stage of the process. Much like making a cake, the ingredients must be prepared and treated properly to create the best product.