Sanctify your surroundings, light these special incense sticks and create an atmosphere of piece and serenity. Cottage incense sticks are handmade the traditional way from the extracts of fragrant herbs, plant roots, aromatic barks and flower petals. The high-skill and manual processes offer sustainable employment to unprivileged women. This product is non toxic and free of animal testing. A range of incenses packed in tastefully crafted boxes. (ideal for gifting and regular use). Sticks stand not included. Naturally fragrant roots, barks, flower petals and a touch of essential oils, are mixed to form a fragrant base, called the 'masala'. Held together by honey or even jaggery, the 'masala' is hand-rolled on shredded bamboo and shaped into slim incense sticks, free of any artificial additives.
Keep away from water, keep in a dry place.
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Our special formulations follow the 'Siddha' way, a system of medicine that was developed in the ancient culture of Tamil Nadu, in south India, along with the equally ancient system of 'Ayurveda' meaning 'Science of Life'. Our soaps, shampoos and moisturizing lotions conform to international standards. They contain pure essential oils, almond oil, wheat germ oil, herbs and botanicals, papaya enzyme and the highest quality organic aloe vera, approved by the international Aloe Science Council, Dallas, Texas, U.S.A. Our herbs and extracts are also U.S.A FDA approved. Free of animal-testing. Cottage Industries was started in 1949 to provide the Ashram with incense sticks and mats, the surplus being distributed among devotees. As our name suggests, we try and maintain a natural ambiance and simple style of working, avoiding as far as possible an industrialized approach to manufacturing.