Incense is a substance that’s burned to produce a fragrant scent. In fact, the word “incense” is derived from the Latin word for “to burn.”
Incense has been around since ancient times — it was used in religious rituals in ancient Egypt, Babylon, and Greece. Over the centuries and into the present day, people throughout the world have used incense for a variety reasons, including as a:
- component of various religious practices
- tool to counteract bad or disagreeable odors
- way to repel demons or evil spirits
Incense is typically made up of an aromatic material that produces a scent and a combustible binding material that holds it together in a particular shape.
The aromatic materials used for making incense are typically plant-based and can include a variety of resins, barks, seeds, roots, and flowers.
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