There are a lot of people that often treat themselves to herbal incense sticks. These can help to maintain a person’s mental and physical health. There are a large number of people that tend to light incense products after a very stressful day as these can help to create a warm and relaxed atmosphere. These items along with some comforting food and mellow music can really help to improve the mood. It is also possible to use the aromatherapy sticks as a way to create a romantic atmosphere. Unlike a lot of gift ideas it does not need to be a special occasion to give these sticks to someone.
When you are making up a gift basket of aromatherapy sticks it is very important to include as many different scents as possible. It is a good idea to include a good range of herbal incense sticks. Such sticks range from amber to white rose. There are hundreds of different scents which are easily available. Besides these products being available in different scents there is also a wide range of shapes and sizes that are available. If you are able to locate a guidebook about herbal incense then this may be a better gift. It means that the person will not be wondering how to use the sticks if they have never had them before.
Incense sticks are commonly referred to as Joss Sticks and Agarbatti. These have been used within a number of religions and cultures for a number of years. It is fair to say that Agarbatti have a range of different uses. These include being used as an air freshener in order to mask unpleasant smells, and they can also be used for spiritual enlightenment. There are many different effects of these products. Aromatic incense sticks have actually been dominating the fragrance world for a number of years, and it can actually be deemed as one of the main sweet smelling products that are available.
The history of aromatic incense dates back to the days of the three wise men, as this was one of the gifts that they offered to the newborn Jesus. Frankincense and Myrrh are both types of incense. During the ancient times Myrrh and Frankincense were very precious and these aromatic spices were once more valuable than gold.
During the medieval times the perfume trade started to boom and a number of countries soon became exporters. The main countries that were exporters included China, Arabia and India. The first items to be exported included ginger, cinnamon and camphor to name a few. As the trade continued to flourish other trade routes developed and there was also an increasing demand for items such as saffron, mastic, orris root, sweet flag, roses, cardamom, cinnamon, pepper and cotus. The incense route was linked to the Mediterranean countries and the sources in the eastern parts of the world.
It is fair to say that there are some types of incense that are more popular than others. The most popular types of incense include rose, saffron, sandalwood, rosemary, lavender, jasmine, nag champa, basil, lemon, chocolate and lily to name a few. The three most popular incense aromas are frankincense, sandalwood and lavender.
Frankincense is a refreshing aromatic scent and it comes from the Boswellia tree family. This incense is accessible in a range of different grades. The grades are based on color, purity, age and aroma. The aroma of this incense can be recognized as a balsamic spiciness, which has a slight lemon and conifer undertone. This incense is commonly used throughout the world and has been used for more than five thousand years. There are a number of religions that use this incense and these include Islamic, Christian and Judaic.
Sandalwood incense is different to other aromatic woods and these include Australian Sandalwood and Indian Sandalwood. The fragrance that is produced by the sandalwood is a wood based scent and it is included in a lot of different perfumes. This incense gives a bright scent with a fresh edge to it.