to be immersed in a scent world,
is to shift your consciousness
and to awaken to the moment more fully.
~Mandy Aftel, Essence and Alchemy
We just got Mandala Art and Incense’s Tibetan Rose (Gulab) incense, straight from Nepal. This incense is incredible. It is earthy and subtle with a good infusion of rose. There is a muskiness about it that offsets the sweetness of the rose, creating a subtle balance. The incense comes in a paper tube, with 30 sticks of incense inside. It also contains a burner. Each stick burns for approximately 60 minutes.
Be careful with this incense, it is delicate. It is stickless, so the upside is that if it does break, you can just burn it in smaller chunks and none is wasted.
The incense does come with a burner, but our favorite way to burn it is in a bowl full of small rocks. We put the incense in between the rocks to hold it up. Some people use small bowls full of rice or sand to hold up their incense and burn multiple sticks at a time.
According to the manufacturer, Rose is a symbol of love and purity and Buddhists use it as an aid to meditation and prayer. In aromatherapy, it is used to sooth emotions such as sadness and resentment.