Naturense Oriental Mind incense is a rich and slightly spicy Japanese incense blend produced by Nippon Kodo.
The Oriental Mind incense is made with top notes of sandalwood essential oil and base notes of patchouli. The sweet and woody fragrance of sandalwood is known for its grounding aromatic qualities, whilst the exotic scent of patchouli can help clarity and concentration. Combined together, these scents produce a rich and mildly spicy aroma and it’s a great choice of incense to burn if you’re practising meditation or other activities that require you to be grounded and concentrate.
All of the products in the Naturense range are aimed at those who appreciate a natural lifestyle. The products are made using high quality, natural ingredients and the core of the incense sticks is made of bamboo, to produce a clean burn and pure scent.
Number of Sticks in Box: 40
Burn Time Per Stick: Approximately 30 Minutes
Net Weight of Incense: Approximately 14g
Length of Sticks: Approximately 140mm Long
Dimensions of Box: 17.5cm Width x 3cm Length x 2.5cm Depth
Country of Origin: Japan
More About Nippon Kodo Incense
The Japanese incense company, Nippon Kodo, was founded over four centuries ago and originally began by producing high quality incense for the Emperor of Japan. The company has continued to thrive ever since, now accounting for more than 50% of the entire incense industry in Japan. The company have a great philosophy about the importance of celebrating incense and recognise that, although many people simply love the ability of incense to fragrance a room, for others, their use comes down to spiritual and religious traditions. In fact, Nippon Kodo say that, through the production of their traditional Japanese incense they aim to, ‘cherish the ancient traditions and values’. The ingredients of Nippon Kodo incense are all high quality and are sourced from around the world. Experts help locate and harvest the rare aromatic woods, natural gums, resins and other ingredients used to make their incense. Once acquired, the ingredients are processed by hand, and by machine, in their eight factories in Japan and Hong Kong.
More About Japanese Incense
Japanese incense (speaking in general terms) is refined, pure, light smoke and rich in natural ingredients such as sandalwood. They don't usually have the thin wooden stick centre that is often found in Indian and other incense sticks. They are normally pure incense right the way through the stick. They are often designed with meditation in mind. Due to the high quality manufacturing processes the incense goes through they can be a little bit more expensive than other incense on the market.
To find out more read:
The History of Japanese Incense
Staff Review by Brett Almond
What a lovely choice of essential oils to add to these sticks. The smell out of the box is rich, captivating, a bit spicy, earthy and yet fragrant. The colour which comes to mind is brown, which is coincidently the colour of the box. Sandalwood is one of the most popular traditional scents for Japanese incense and for those that have smelt good quality sandalwood incense, you will recognise the rich, spicy yet fulfilling tone.
To me, the patchouli wasn't so instantly recognisable, but on concentrating it was very obvious. So I guess this meant the two flavours blended well together. I am not really sure what the title 'Oriental Mind' means, but to me this incense will be great for meditating and also great for burning during ceremony, workshops or spiritual practice.
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As someone who prefers not to have overpowering aromas (especially the smell of smoke!) in the treatment room, these short sticks of Japanese incense are ideal. The 30 minutes burn time is more than sufficient to have the treatment room smelling nice, it's less of a fire risk than scented candles and less overpowering/more natural than room sprays. This blend of sandalwood and patchouli leans more towards sandalwood - but that's not a complaint as I like the aroma of sandalwood. A nice touch is the inclusion of a small holder for the incense sticks with each box. All in all, I think I have been converted to the 'Japanese Incense' cause and will undoubtedly be buying more in the future.