Overview: This convenient assortment offers 10 Bricks of each of the Incienso de Santa Fe seven unique natural wood fragrances for a total of 70 pieces. Sampler pack includes a small holder. Perfect if you haven’t yet chosen a favourite scent or for those who want to try something new. This sampler makes a great gift paired with one of our hand painted incense burners. Set includes: -70 incense bricks and; -one small clay holder. Think of the Incienso de Santa Fe incense as miniature pieces of firewood. Each fragrance is perfect for the urban dweller whose heart longs for the outdoors and the outdoorsman who would like bring the campfire indoor. Scent profiles: But what does natural wood incense smell like? Mostly people tell us that our incense reminds them of the past… family camping trips, bonfires on the beach, Christmas Eve listening to your Abuela’s (grandmother’s) stories. For others the fragrance is the scent of calm and peace. Many use it for meditation, yoga and relaxation. Some have a more practical purpose and use it to cleanse their house from unpleasant pet odours and other smells. We hope that you find what you are looking for and we invite you to try one or all of the Incienso de Santa Fe seven fragrances.
Piñon: Piñon smells like winter in Northern New Mexico. Fires burning in each home, smoke drifting lazily out the chimneys while the snow glistens crisply in the shadows. Piñon is the original fragrance and remains one of the most popular. It is best described as the smell of a campfire or hearth fire. It has a smooth Southwestern aroma and has a distinctive fragrance that is unlike other pines. Piñon trees also produce a nut that is a local treat. Piñon incense is all natural and does not have any added fragrance.
Juniper: Juniper has best been described as the perfume of the dessert. The fragrance is similar to cedar mixed with gin and may smell like either or both depending on the species. The juniper tree grows throughout the world but the western variety is found along the Rocky Mountains from Mexico to Canada. In many different Native American beliefs the Juniper is associated with protection.
Mesquite: Mesquite is a pungent but sweet fragrance. The tree itself thrives in the often unhospitable Southwest, USA desert. The Mesquite berries are sweet and this incense is like sitting around an old fashioned cowboy campfire.
Cedar: Cedar is one of the most popular fire-woods in the US. The scent is musky and pleasant and for many is reminiscent of the holidays. The fragrance of the Cedar comes from the oil of the Cedar wood. Cedar also has amazing cleansing properties and is used to purify a new home or purge a space of unpleasantness. Cedar is also used in the practice of smudging.
Alder: Found in the Northwest US the Alder is a somewhat unfamiliar fragrance. Although most people who try it really enjoy the light pleasant aroma. Alder is one of the most versatile trees, the bark has medicinal properties while the tree is used in woodworking and cabinetry.
Fir Balsam: Fir Balsam is the only “evergreen fragrance” in this range, and when people are wanting a crisp pine fragrance it is the one they choose. Fir Balsam trees are popular Christmas trees and many people enjoy the aroma during the holidays. Fir Balsam are more commonly found in the Northeast part of the United States.
Hickory: Hickory is one of the most popular woods for burning in fireplaces because it is a dense hardwood and provides excellent heat and burn time. Similar to Mesquite the Hickory is used to flavor meats when cooking barbeque. Hickory wood is known for its strength and robustness and the fragrance is along that same vein.
Materials: 100% natural, made using trees which are already dead. How to light an incense brick/cone: These bricks/cones are larger than most incense cones, making them harder to light. The upside to this is that they burn longer and produce more incense. Hold the cone over a flame until the cone burns by itself. This will cause the cone to expand at the burning.