Ancient Indian Ayurveda (an ancient system of health care that is native to the Indian subcontinent) dried herbs to make natural incense, and used them to prevent infections, purify one’s environment, energize the vital life and aid healing, relaxation, concentration or energising.
Omved Dhoops are 100% herbal and are blended strictly following the Panchamahabhoot (the five elements) principle of Ayurveda and each blend is a harmonious synergy of: Seeds and fruits representing Ether, stems & and branches representing Water, roots representing Earth, flowers and buds representing Fire, and leaves representing Air.
4. Candle and a match box
- First light a candle. Holding one side of the incense charcoal tablet with a pair of tweezers, place it on the candle flame. The briquette should start to crackle and glow in about a minute and a half.
- Next, set the charcoal in a container on a bed of sand or use a dhoopdan. The sand layer under the charcoal should be at least 3/4th -1 inch thick.
- Slowly fan or blow on the tablet. The charcoal tablet will stop crackling and you will see a bright red glw which indicates that the tablet is ready to use.
- Use a spoon to measure out the amount of dhoop incense powder that you want to put on the glowing tablet.
- You can use the dhoopdan to carry the now smoking dhoop incense powder around the house.
- The charcoal may continue to burn for two hours after lighting – so don’t just throw it in a wastebasket. Use tweezers to extract the tablet and submerse it in water.
Note: Do not leave a burning dhoop unattended or in the presence of small children.