CLEARANCE: Incense Sticks - Balaji Masala PALO SANTO 15g
CLEARANCE - DISCONTINUED ITEM
Originally founded in early 1920’s as Sri Srinivasa Agarbathi Company in Chintamani, a small village near Bangalore, Balaji is one of the oldest and largest manufacturers of Incense Sticks in India. Aroma Queen stocks some of their premium quality sticks made using the 'masala' method. Masala is a Hindi word meaning "spice mixture" - masala incense is made by blending several solid scented ingredients into a paste and then rolling that paste onto a bamboo core stick, rather than cheaper commercial methods where sawdust sticks are dipped into toxic chemicals. Balaji incense sticks are highly scented for a stronger, longer lasting fragrance.
Made in India, each pack contains 15g of sticks.
Palo Santo means 'Holy Wood' in Spanish. The tree (Bursera graveolens) is from the same family as Frankincense & Myrrh, but is primarily native to South America. Using the burning timber as incense has traditionally been used against bad energy, or for good luck. The oil was used during the time of the Incas for its reputed spiritual purifying properties, and charcoal from the burnt wood has also been used for ritual smudging. Both the smoke and oil have been used for centuries for medical purposes, and the smoke is even used as an insect (mosquito) deterrent.