These Japanese style incense sticks have only two ingredients; the fragrant wood as their name suggests and a natural binding agent from either Machilus thunbergii (tabu-no-ki tree) or Litsea glutinosa (brown beech tree). As each incense stick uses a different raw wood, variations between them are clearly apparent - not only in the scent but also the physical appearance and texture. Subtle Bodies incense is not made with any generic base wood, perfume, oil, added colour, or bamboo sticks.
Each incense variety is sourced from independent manufacturers worldwide, individually selected for the quality of their incense as well as their connection to proper forestry practice. All have a lasting connection with the plantations that grow the trees and a fascination with the type of wood they choose to work with. The resulting product is a traditional, pure ingredient incense of exceptional quality - smokey, natural and raw.
Australian Sandalwood -
A sweet and fragrant scent which is clear and intoxicating. Sandalwood is perfect for enlivening a space whilst promoting an uplifting sense of calm. Harvested from plantations in the semi-arid grassland region of Western Australia. Sustainability regulations and a dedication to development of the industry ensures an exceptionally high quality raw product.
25 sticks - burn time 35 minutes
Korean Red Cedar - A woody, resinous scent which is redolent and calming. Red Cedar is perfect for grounding space whilst promoting relaxation and an air of comfort. Harvested from an old stockpile of dried wood, held by the monastery that produces it. The rare trees, endemic to a small number of coastal islands in South Korea are now strictly protected and no longer available for harvest. We are pleased to present this truly old world incense as a very limited offering.
20 sticks - burn time 35 minutes
All Subtle Bodies Incense Sticks are pure wood products with no added perfume or fragrance. Each burns with a heavy, yet delicately scented smoke trail.