While incense has played a significant role in religious and cultural practices, it is also burnt for aromatic and therapeutic purposes.
Incense is said to drive away negative energy and increases positive energy.
Stick incense products are typically made with fragrance oils and punk sticks. All the components of incense are made from natural materials. For example, the sticks are known to be made from bamboo. The upper portion of the sticks are then coated with sawdust from machilus wood (they are highly absorbent and retains fragrance well).
In most cases, incense products are made from natural plant gums, honey, and ground herbs. In olden times, burning of berries, cedar, resins, and roots were considered to be incense. These natural ingredients are even used today in the making of incense.