Tibetan Sandalwood and Jasmine Incense
We sell this at the fair trade store I work at, and I got to take a sample home to try it out (I love my job!). This is probably one of my favorite kinds of incense we carry. It’s a nice mix of traditional incense with a hint of warm sweetness, so it’s not quite as pungent as some traditional mixes can be, and I prefer this over the super sweet, almost fake-smelling stuff you can get at any new age store. I like to burn this while reading or writing in my spiritual journal. It’s relaxing but also mentally uplifting, so it helps me concentrate on what I’m doing.
As you can see in the image, this style doesn’t have a stick at the end, so you’ll need a special burner to hold it, or you can fill a small bowl with sand or salt to serve as a burner (I suggest the latter).
If you have any fair trade stores in your area, check to see if they carry it, or you might be able to find it online (but I can’t guarantee it’ll be fair trade).
Jasmine is known to attract love, money and wisdom as well as aid in prophetic dreams, while sandalwood can be used for its healing and protective qualities and connecting one with their spirituality.
Why choose fair trade incense?
I’m a firm believer in personal energy, and that handmade items carry the energy of the artist/creator. Incense made by someone in unsafe working environment and unfair wages is likely to carry some ugly energy, so you won’t want to burn it and release that kind of negativity into your home or your meditation. Items made by the fair trade principles are likely to carry positive and uplifting energy because the people who made it are, for the most part, happy with their job and the fact that they are able to make a living that can support themselves and their family.
-Traditional scent without being overpowering
- Usually fairly traded
- Calming and mentally uplifting
- Good for meditation, dreaming, spiritual connection or any time you need inspiration
Things to note:
- No stick, cannot be burned in usual stick burner
- Harder to come by than more popular brands