Incense (Hinoki)Approx. 60 x 30 min sticks
Made on Awaji Island, Japan — A deeply calming blend of warm and sweet Japanese cypress (Hinoki), sandalwood (Byakudan), and cedar (Sugi). The fragrance, when paired with meditation, can create the sensation of shinrinyoku (forest bathing); submerging yourself in the atmosphere of the forest to achieve a sensory connection that elevates mood and helps reduce anxiety. The rich, high quality fragrance of the Hinoki wood is known to calm the nervous system and slow down heart rates. The ritual of lighting incense provides a meditative reset — an opportunity to find peace and clarity, and to purify the mind and body.
Option to purchase with an On Earth Momentarily white jade incense holder.
Awaji Island incense are made from traditional manufacturing methods, strict quality management, and the skill and pride of the koh-shi (incense master). The superior quality comes from the highest grade ingredients and prized fragrant woods that have been used in formulas dating back hundreds of years.
Japanese Cypress (Hinoki), Sandalwood (Byakudan), Cedar (Sugi), natural blend.
How to Use
Light, blow out flame by moving incense in a swift downward motion, and then place in incense holder.
As you light your incense take three deep breaths, counting each, allowing the process to calm your mind. Place your incense in its holder and close your eyes, feel the weight of your body where it meets the ground. Embrace the natural rhythm of your breathing and take this moment to listen to the incense.
Listening to Incense
In Japanese, the term “Mon-koh” (聞香) is used to describe the appreciation of incense. It’s direct translation is “listening to incense”. This meaning becomes clear when one considers the holistic values that incense brings us. When we smell incense we open up our mind to all the stories it has to tell. We experience the ingredients and the journeys they made as materials that grew from the Earth — Japanese Cypress (Hinoki), Sandalwood, Cedar. We experience the traditions of incense making from Awaji Island, dating back hundreds of years. Finally, if we listen close enough we can let the fragrance free our mind of the past and the future, and guide us in this present moment.