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Aromatherapy Intro & Safety

Whether you’re a beginner or advanced Aromatherapy lover, our Intro page covers all the essentials you need to know to get started. We also explain the simple safety rules and guidelines to safely use Essential Oils.

How to Use Essential Oils

Essential Oils can be used in a number of ways, from diffusing into the air, to adding to massage blends, inhalers or even Aroma Jewellery. We cover all of the popular methods with easy to follow instructions.

Incense Types and How to Use Them

There is more to Incense than the humble Incense Stick. Learn about exotic incense like Nepalese Rope, Tibetan Dhoop, Japanese Koh, waterfall-effect Backflow Cones and more – with simple instructions on how to burn each type.

Resin Incense Tutorial

Pure Resins like Frankincense or Copal can be burned on charcoal tablets – this page explains how resins work, with an easy to follow photo tutorial on how to burn it.

Smudging

Many indigenous tribes of the US and Canada traditionally perform a purification ritual known as ‘smudging’ to clear the atmosphere of negative vibrations and fill it with positive, uplifting energies. Learn how smudging works, and the common uses for each type of stick.

The Ingestion Question

We discuss the question of whether it’s safe to ingest, or swallow, pure Essential Oils, and why it’s best not to.

Chemical Free Cleaning

A comprehensive guide on using Essential Oils and other natural ingredients like Vinegar and Bicarb to safely and naturally clean your home. Plenty of simple recipes and tips included.

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NEW - NAG CHAMPA & SANDALWOOD
Some ALL NEW scents have landed in our AQ HANDMADE MASALA INCENSE STICK range, and we are absolutely LOVING them.

Combining the classic sweet fragrance of Nag Champa with smooth and relaxing Sandalwood, our NAG CHAMPA & SANDAL sticks are perfect for chilling by, or adding a calm ambiance to your space.

Our AQ Handmade range is available in these gorgeous scents:

* BENZOIN: Featuring natural Benzoin resins and extracts, and widely used for anxiety and stress
* DEEP FOREST: The deep wood spice of a forest grove, featuring wood and Sandalwood powders
* EUPHORIA: Lusciously sweet with a touch of floral rose
* FRANKINCENSE: Smell the pure Frankincense resin in these sticks – perfect for meditation
* GARDENIA: Rich floral scent, featuring Gardenia petals and Bay leaves
* GODDESS: Sweet and rich – a truly decadent scent to spoil the senses
* INDIAN MYRRH: Sweet Guggal featuring Indian Myrrh resin, Gum Arabica and Myrrh oil
* MEDITATE: A wonderfully sweet, chilled scent – excellent for relaxing
* MUSK BLEND: A musky ‘Kasturi’ scent made from herbs, gums, resins, rare spices and natural powders
* MYSTICAL NAG CHAMPA: The sweet scent of popular Champa, with a deep, exotic undertone
* NAG CHAMPA PATCHOULI: A luscious, deep blend of two of the most popular incense scents
* NAG CHAMPA SANDALWOOD: A peaceful blend of sweet Champa and calming Sandalwood
* OM: A fresh, relaxing scent – excellent to chill and contemplate
* SAFFRON SANDALWOOD: A luxurious blend featuring crushed Saffron and quality Sandalwood oil
* SERENITY: Deep and delectably complex – woody with a floral note
* SMOOTH SANDAL: Sweet and relaxing, with the warm scent of Sandalwood
* TEA ROSE: The rich romance of powdered rose petals creates a deeply floral incense

Find them all on our AQ Website HERE:
https://aromaqueen.com.au/product-category/incense/incense-sticks/aq-handmade-sticks-incense-sticks/

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#7 INCENSE CENSERS
Over May & June we`re spotlighting the different types of incense, plus giving away free samples with any order - visit our Australian AQ WEBSITE to find out more.

So what on earth is a CENSER?

The term sounds a little exotic, but it simply means `a container in which incense is burnt during a religious ceremony`.

Censers are typically used for burning incense resins like Frankincense, Myrrh or Copal over charcoal tablets, though depending on the shape or design, they can also be used as incense cone, dhoop or rope burners, or smudge pots for your smudge sticks.

While resins can be burned on charcoal tablets in a simple heat-proof bowl of sand or earth, adding a Censer to your ritual is a great way to personalise and enhance the experience by selecting a design the reflects your style.

Popular designs include `screen` censers which have a metal grid to place your charcoal in (or over - they can be inverted), or simple bowl types. Some also come with hanging chains or handles, to move around an area while burning your incense. They can be simple and practical or with decorative embellishments like mother of pearl, or intricate engravings.

The majority tend to be made of long-lasting brass or metal, but this does mean that they can heat up with a red-hot charcoal tablet inside them. A simple way to reduce this is to add a layer of sand or earth into the base, which will insulate the burner from the heat. Regardless of the design, always place censers on a heat proof surface or coaster, and ensure you keep little hands or paws out of reach during use!

If you`d like to learn more about burning resins over charcoal tablets, visit out AQ website`s DISCOVER pages for a step-by-step tutorial:

https://aromaqueen.com.au/resin-incense/

Visit our RESIN INCENSE section for our full range of resin incense and powders, censers and charcoal:

https://aromaqueen.com.au/product-category/incense/resin-incense/

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GREEN TREE AROMA / FRAGRANCE OILS
Available in Palo Santo * White Sage * Flower of Life
$7.50 each.

When you’re looking to scent your space and don’t need any of the therapeutic benefits associated with aromatherapy, the natural version can be incredibly expensive and difficult to justify burning in a diffuser. ‘Fragrance oils’ like these are chemical copies that replicate a scent, without any therapeutic benefits, so are the perfect choice when burning just for fragrance.

Use in your oil burner or in a piece of aroma jewellery - not suitable for application to the skin.

See our website`s FRAGRANT BURNER OILS section for these and 17 different scents in our GOLOKA range:

https://aromaqueen.com.au/product-category/aromatherapy/fragrant-burner-oils/

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#6 DHOOP STICKS
Over May & June we`re spotlighting the different types of incense, plus giving away free samples with any order - visit our Australian AQ WEBSITE to find out more.

DHOOP INCENSE is similar to Agarbatti sticks except instead of compressing the ingredients around an inner stick, the ingredients are pressed into a stand-alone mould such as a cone, or rolled / extruded into a long cylinder resembling a thick piece of spaghetti.

Dhoop is often considered purer than Agarbatti as the scent of the burning bamboo core may adulterate the fragrance. However it`s a bit of a trade-off as without the inner stick for strength, dhoop sticks are also more delicate and can snap more easily.

While Agarbatti sticks extinguish when they hit the uncoated bamboo, dhoop burns right through to the base or end before going out, so they need to be burned on a heat-proof stand - many dhoop sticks or cones come with their own simple burning tile/plate, or can be burned in a specialised burner or on a burner box with horizontal metal slats for the incense to lie on while it burns (at a pinch try inserting a stick into a bowl of damp sand or earth, eg a plant pot).

To light a dhoop stick, just hold a flame to the tip in the same way you would with a traditional incense stick. Wait until it`s caught and is starting to glow red, then blow out the flame and allow the fragrant smoke to fill the air.

Find our DHOOP INCENSE range on our Australian website HERE:

https://aromaqueen.com.au/product-category/incense/tibetan-dhoop/

More exotic incense types to come - keep watching our page to learn more, or DISCOVER MORE about Incense HERE:

https://aromaqueen.com.au/incense-types/

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ROPE BURNERS AND MORE
Further to our earlier post on ROPE INCENSE, there are a number of gorgeous handcrafted specialised burners that suit Nepalese Rope - ranging from STANDS that hang the soft incense braids over a burning plate, to BOWLS and dishes on which the rope lies before it turns to ash after burning.

There are also multipurpose BURNER BOXES, which are a great idea if you enjoy different types of exotic incense - your rope, stick, dhoop or Japanese koh stick simply lies on the metal bars and the ash drops into the box below for a safe and easy clean-up afterwards.

Of course, like most types of incense, if you just want to try Nepalese Rope out, you don`t need to invest in a fancy burner - simply burn over a heatproof dish, or even on some sand or earth in a bowl.

Find all of our inexpensive burners and incense accessories HERE:

https://aromaqueen.com.au/product-category/incense/incense-accessories/

DISCOVER MORE about Different Incense Types and How to Burn Them, HERE:
https://aromaqueen.com.au/incense-types/

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FOCUS ON OILS: CEDARWOOD ATLAS (Cedarus atlantica).

Cedarwood Atlas is native to the Atlas mountains of Algeria, and is a pyramid shaped evergreen tree.

Cedar was used by the ancient Egyptians for embalming, and the wood has long been prized for building purposes.

The scent of Cedarwood Oil is warming and soothing, and can help reduce stress and anxiety. It is a slightly masculine fragrance often used in cosmetics.

Cedar`s sedative effects are similar to Sandalwood, and its expectorant properties can help ease respiratory conditions such as bronchitis, coughs and catarrh.

Cedarwood Atlas makes an ideal remedy for bladder and kidney infections and cystitis. Its astringent and antiseptic qualities make it useful in skincare when treating oily conditions, and it also makes a good hair tonic suitable for treating dandruff.

If you enjoy woody scents, visit our WOODS page in our SHOP BY SCENT section, where all of our woody scented oils and incense are together in the one place:

https://aromaqueen.com.au/product-category/shop-by-scent/woods/

Or find the oil in our AROMATHERAPY section HERE"

https://aromaqueen.com.au/product-category/aromatherapy/

DISCOVER MORE about Aromatherapy and How to Use Essential Oils, HERE:
https://aromaqueen.com.au/discover/

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#5 NEPALESE ROPE INCENSE
Over May & June we`re spotlighting the different types of incense, plus giving away free samples with any order - visit our Australian AQ WEBSITE to find out more.

NEPALESE ROPE is one of the most unique incense types you`re likely to come across, handmade using traditional methods.

Dried herbs and other naturally scented botanicals are finely powdered and wrapped in a thin strip of hand-prepared Nepali lokta paper, which is then braided to form a soft rope-like dhoop stick around 9 or 10cm in length.

To burn Rope Incense, just light the intertwined ends and once it`s alight, blow out the flame to allow the stick to smoulder just as you would with incense sticks or cones. Rest the lit stick in a heatproof dish of sand or ash, in a suitable censer, or over a purpose-made Burner Box that has horizontal metal bars for the rope to lie on as it burns (these also work for Japanese incense or dhoop sticks that don`t have an inner bamboo stick and so can`t be burned on standard incense stick burners).

As rope sticks only gently smoulder, we`ve found that each stick will burn up to 30 - 40 minutes depending on the breeze and burning conditions - as with all incense (or anything burning), the more breeze or wind, the quicker they will burn.

Rope incense is available in a number of different scents, from Buddhist or meditation blends, to classic scents like rose, sandalwood, cedar, patchouli, nag champa, juniper, frankincense or lemongrass.

Find our Nepalese Rope range on our Australian website HERE:

https://aromaqueen.com.au/product-category/incense/nepalese-rope/

More exotic incense types to come - keep watching our page to learn more, or DISCOVER MORE about Incense HERE:

https://aromaqueen.com.au/incense-types/

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MORE JUST IN: WHITE SAGE LEAVES, CRUSHED

10g (pictured) - $4.95
50g - $22.95

Also available in LEAVES AND CLUSTERS - listed separately.

WHITE SAGE has been traditionally used in Smudging to purify the mind, body and spirit before praying, to cleanse the atmosphere and disperse negativity – sage is believed by many to be a masculine plant that can reduce or eliminate negative energy; some place sage at doorways for protection against evil. Today, it can be used to purify homes, offices or other spaces; the smell of sage will remind you of the desert and the sacredness of life.

CRUSHED WHITE SAGE Leaves can be used as incense or even with natural pot pourri to scent a room.

Burn the leaves as incense over charcoal tablets or a candle warmed censer, just as you`d burn resin incense like Frankincense. As it heats, the beautiful, cleansing scent of desert sage will be released through the fragrant smoke – use sage leaves as an alternative to white sage smudge sticks.

Our white sage is Grown in California, cut straight from the bush and allowed to dry naturally.

VISIT OUR SMUDGING SECTION for Smudge Sticks of all types, Palo Santo, Abalone Shells & Tripods and a range of Smudging Kits, HERE:

https://aromaqueen.com.au/product-category/smudge/

DISCOVER MORE about Smudging and the different types of sticks used, HERE:

https://aromaqueen.com.au/smudging/

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#4 JAPANESE KOH STICKS
Over May & June we`re spotlighting the different types of incense, plus giving away free samples with any order - visit our Australian AQ WEBSITE to find out more.

JAPANESE `KOH` differs from Indian sticks in that it doesn`t have an inner bamboo skewer: picture a delicate spaghetti-like stick with no protruding wood. The result is a beautifully subtle, purer scent with less smoke than you`d find with most Indian `agarbatti` sticks. This makes them the perfect choice if you`d prefer a less smoky space, or want to use relaxing incense in a smaller room such as by the bath.

For a stronger scent you can burn a couple of sticks at a time, or even try burning a mix of different scents at once to create your own signature scent.

As koh doesn`t have the inner bamboo stick and burns all the way to the end, it generally can`t be used with ashcatchers or other burners that are designed to have the bamboo inserted into the holder. Instead, Japanese incense like Morning Star comes with its own ceramic burning tile - place the tile on a heatproof plate or bowl and lean the stick in the tile`s hole. There are also specialised burner boxes available, with a grid of metal slats to lie koh, dhoop or rope incense on while burning.

As koh is quite thin, most packs have 40 or 50 sticks which means plenty of burning time per pack.

Find our Japanese Incense range on our Australian website HERE:

https://aromaqueen.com.au/product-category/incense/japanese-incense/

More exotic incense types to come - keep watching our page to learn more, or DISCOVER MORE about Incense HERE:

https://aromaqueen.com.au/incense-types/

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