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Incense Healing

Incense forms a part of Tibetan medicine and it functions in a similar way to aromatherapy. On inhaling essential plant oils, aromatic scent passes through the nose into the limbic system of the mid-brain which is the ‘seat’ of our feelings. This explains the very direct effect of scent on mind, soul and our entire sense of well being. Tibetan incense exudes a light and earthy aroma compared to some heavy and sometimes synthetic incense. There are a number of very good incense formulas available for various medicinal purposes.

In general, Tibetan incense through its aromas has the ability to bring harmony to oneself via the sense organs, thus calming disturbing emotions such as anger or depression. In some formulation or instances, it is even used for treating altitude sickness. It also has the function of emanating a strong cleansing and clarifying energy to purify the environment. Tibetan incense can also be used in home, office or public places and it makes a good companion for traveling!

Essential Oil Healing

Essential Oils are extracts obtained, usually by steam distillation, from herbs, fruits, woods, leaves and resins. Their natural essences have their own special characteristics and unique aroma, which when used helps people to have a healthy balanced body and mindl.

Aromatherapy is a form of alternative medicine, in which healing effects are ascribed to the aromatic compounds in essential oils and other plant extracts. Many common essential oils have medicinal properties that have been applied in folk medicine since ancient times and are still widely used today. For example, many essential oils have antiseptic properties. Many are also claimed to have an uplifting effect on the mind. The claims are supported in some studies.

Essential oils are powerful and should not be placed directly on the skin, but diluted appropriately in a base oil before application. Certain oils should not be used during pregnancy, which include Basil, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Clove Bud, Citronella, Cypress, Fennel, Hyssop, Juniper, Lavender, Marjoram, Melissa, Myrrh, Peppermint, Rosemary Sage, Star Anise and Summer Savory. 



Secrets On How To Use Incense

Most of us knows that incense can only be used when burnt. Tibetans has alternative use to incense aromatherapy. They place them on the table, room or office like air freshener to enjoy the natural herbal scent. This is a very natural way of enjoying natural scent without fear of chemicals like those used in modern air fresheners. Some insert the incense powder inside the pillow for a better sleep. Alternatively, it can be placed beside our pillow when we sleep. Other use include placing incense powder inside a small bag as a freshener bags for handbags, drawer, cupboard etc.


Secrets On How To Use Essential Oil

The benefits of essential oils may be experienced in a number of ways:

During a massage

Add 3 drops of essential oil to every 6ml of massage base oil or moisturising lotion. Different oils may be combined, but keep within the total quantities given above. Do not apply undiluted essential oils directly to the skin.

While having a bath

Add 3 to 6 drops of essential oil to your bath water. Allow time for the oil to penetrate your skin, while you breathe the beneficial vapours. Note: in the case of children, halve the adult amount of oil used. For babies, use a single drop.


Add a few drops of essential oil to the water in the bowl of an oil burner. As the water heats up, the oil will vapourise and its perfume will permeate the room.



Hot water and then add 5-10 drops of the essential oil to suit your mood, Close the door, keep in the vapours, and soak for 15 minutes. For sensitive skin it is better to dilute the oil in a base oil first, like sweet almond, apricot or peach kernel. Essential oils can mark plastic baths if they are not dispersed thoroughly. Wipe the bathtub straight after use.

Foot Bath

Refresh tired feet by adding 4-5 drops of peppermint, rosemary and thyme to a large bowl of hot water. Soothe with lavender.

Hand Bath

Hand Bath soothes chapped skin. Soak hands in bowl of warm water (not hot) with 3-4 drops of patchouli or comfrey before a manicure.

Room Sprays

To make room spray, blend ten drops of essential oil in seven tablespoons of water. One tablespoon of vodka or pure alcohol added to the solution will act as a preservative but this is optional. Shake well before filling the sprayer.

Sleep Quality

Perfume your pillow with 2-3 drops of Lavender oil. Choose a relaxing oil to unwind or one for insomnia if you have sleep problems. For a different mood, try an aphrodisiac like ylang-ylang or be extravagant and use rose or jasmine, the two most expensive pure oils.


The finest perfumes are traditionally blended from pure essential oils, particularly the flower extracts, though these days synthetic aromas tend to be used, particularly for cheaper perfumes. The art of the perfumier is subtle and skilled, and difficult to emulate at home as it is hard to find a medium to use as a substitute for alcohol. If you have a favourite oil or blend of essences you can use it all over in a body oil (three percent solution); or make a very concentrated blend (25 per cent) to dab behind ears, knees and on wrist and temples.


The most portable way of using essential oils. Add 3-4 drops to a handkerchief and inhale. Useful for treating colds or headaches, or for clearing your head at work.

Body Massage

Is the most popular method and helps absorption of the oils into the skin. Dilute your choice of essential oils in a carrier oil at a recommended rate of 5 drops to every 10ml (2 teaspoons) of carrier oil.


Steam inhalation is an excellent method for treating respiratory problems, colds and so forth, but should not be used by asthmatics. Add 6 to 12 drops of Eucalyptus oil to a bowl of steaming hot water. Place a towel over your head and breathe deeply. This is also good for facial deep cleansing.







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