Dhuni produce the world’s finest, handmade natural incense. It is the most labour intensive, luxurious incense still produced in the Indian subcontinent, and one of the last artisan producers still creating agarbatti via the ancient methods.
- Herbs, spices, barks and resins collected by hand in India
- Botanicals dried naturally in the sun
- Ground and powdered in a pestle and mortar
- Each stick handrolled, using no glues or chemicals
- Finished sticks are dried further in the sun
- Packaged and labelled in our stylish packets!
Frequently asked Questions
Why is your incense more expensive than some other brands?
It is a labour of love from start to finish, as different from regular incenses as a loaf of cut white bread is from a slow fermented sourdough baked in a wood fired oven! We try to keep the prices down as much as possible but our incense is a little different and we have to charge more accordingly
Do you ship anywhere in the world?
Yes we can. All the incense is shipped from the UK and we have sent incense to people on all corners of the globe.
Are you going to produce more blends?
The blends we have come up with are the result of literally years of testing, not to mention the lifetime of experience of our master incense maker. We’re always tinkering and improving but we won’t offer something new unless it’s up the standards we’ve already set. That set, exciting things are going on behind the scenes so watch this space!
How long do your sticks take to burn?
They vary but generally between an hour and two hours. Many people choose to burn only half, put it out, then burn the rest another day.
The tradition of Indian incense
In India, incense or joss sticks are known as agarbatt?. Closely linked to the ancient science of life ‘Ayurveda’, as well as the Vedic religion which predates modern Hinduism, the practice of burning fragrant plant materials for devotion, healing and pleasure stretches back into the mists of time. While China and Japan also claim ancient incense traditions, it is likely that the codified tradition originated on the Indian subcontinent and was taken to China arouns 200 CE by mendicant Buddhist monks.
As the word’s oldest known medical system, Ayurveda combines a deep sensitivity to the natural world, with a knowledge of the inner states of man. Bringing man and nature in harmony was perceived as the key to both physical health and spiritual maturity. These concepts find one expression in the art of collection, drying and combining wild botanicals. Both to create pleasing scents, to evoke mood states, and to purify energetic and auric fields, agarbatt? remains a vibrant expression of Vedic wisdom.