Herbs on the Hill - Handmade, Naturally
Incenses have been burned for over 3000 years. Its’ history can be traced throughout civilisation, from continent to continent. Perhaps the earliest form of aromatherapy, each ingredient was chosen for its’ own special power. Incense is still used by many cultures to ward off evil spirits, to worship their gods, to honour their dead and heal the ill. Whatever the occasion, enjoy the aroma.


Herbs on the Hill. Loose Incense burning on a hot charcoal disc. To use loose incense, simply fill a small ceramic bowl or pot with sand or salt. Of course if you have got an incense burner use this. Light the charcoal until it sparkles. Put it down in the sand. Wait a couple of minutes until it is white hot, this makes it less smoky. Then add a small amount of the loose incense. The charcoal burns for 1,5 hours. Keep adding incense every 10 minute or so.  Be careful with the charcoal, as gets really really hot and heed fire precautions. ☆*To use loose incense, simply light the charcoal until it sparkles. Put it down in the incense burner. Wait a couple of minutes until it is glowing hot, this makes it less smoky. Then add a small amount of the loose incense. The charcoal burns for 1.5 hours. You can keep adding incense every 10 minute or so, if you want a stronger aroma.  Be careful with the charcoal, as gets really really hot and heed fire precautions.

Burning Incense Is Psychoactive: New Class Of Antidepressants Might Be Right Under Our Noses

ScienceDaily (May 20, 2008)— Religious leaders have contended for millennia that burning incense is good for the soul. Now, biologists have learned that it is good for our brains too. An international team of scientists, including researchers from Johns Hopkins University and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, describe how burning frankincense (resin from the Boswellia plant) activates poorly understood ion channels in the brain to alleviate anxiety or depression. This suggests that an entirely new class of depression and anxiety drugs might be right under our noses.

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