The Efficacy of Various Incense Materials

Incense Materials

When we developed Gakhei Incense, beside taking consideration on its smells, quality and to preserve its cultural soul, and we always kept in mind to control our formula and ingredients to deliver the best outcome of healing power, and be able to offer the best improvement on one's well-being. Thus, allow us to take you on a sensory journey through the benefits of some key ingredients that can be found within our current range of incense products.


Agarwood has quite a few benefits to both the burning of all-natural incense and the inhalation of various essential oils, from reducing stress and aiding sleep, to increased productivity and even a strengthened immune system. Also in Chinese Materia medica, Aquilaria-derived therapies for abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, and asthma are recorded.

Amber incense is good for relaxing and unwinding, you can use it after a long day, the smell could calm down your nerves and shift your mind from everyday hassles. Amber incense promotes mindfulness, can stimulates creativity, help promote sleep and aids focus, it could also purify the air.

Lotus incense are frequently used in aromatherapy to bring about emotional clarity. It helps mindfulness and can also be used in offices to promote a more productive environment. The fragrance awakens a state of keen awareness and efficiently promotes creativity and is a perfect aid to bring focus. Studies also show lotus can elevates mood, protection, spirituality, healing, meditation for inner peace and outer harmony, to aid in meditation.

Rose increases love, compassion and devotion and gives a sense of security and spiritual attunement. It promotes sleep, reduces anger, is gently anti-depressive, calms strife and instills a feeling of peace, happiness and confidence. Rose-scented incense facilitate better learning during sleep, that could lead to better ways of improving memory retention.

Citrus is known to often be associated with happy memories of summers past. Studies have also indicated that just 10 minutes a day of inhaling a citrus smell can improve your mood for up to 30 minutes!

Bergamot is commonly used in aromatherapy to elevate your mood and alleviate stress. Which in turn can assist in reducing your blood pressure and heart rate giving you the ultimate feeling of relaxation.

Cypress is made up of three main chemical components that each have their own effect on our mood. The monoterpenes group have strong and uplifting characteristics whilst the α-pinene is better known for its powerful renewing properties. In short it is a fabulous mood boosting aroma that can reduce your feelings of stress, anxiety and negative emotions.

Sandalwood assists in shifting a sense of disconnection, emptiness, materialism and overthinking. It is one of the most common aromas used in many forms. Sandalwood is also known to be a great scent to assist in meditation by aiding a clear and still mind.

Frankincense a century old remedy that continues to be used for its strong versatility. It has a sweet and woody aroma causing a full body relaxation feel whilst reducing stress, anxiety & improving concentration and memory.

Patchouli has an earthy aroma that makes it exceptional as an incense material. Its attributes are attraction, money, and sex.

Cinnamon incenses are used to bring feelings of personal protection and power. It can inflame passion and counter the effects of spells of love.

Coconut is used as a lunar incense. It is associated with the practice of chastity.

Dragon’s blood is a rare and extremely expensive resin. It is a perfect balance between earthy, sweet, and spicy. It is used to bring about power to almost any working space.

Evergreen incense smells like the Irish Spring. It is used for cleansing, wisdom, and protection.

Lavender can used as fragrance the home and in incense form it is perfect for creating a warm and relaxing environment. Used to relieve anxiety and mental tension, this scent is perfect for lifting your emotional well-being and creating a harmonious balance to your inner psyche.

Jasmine strengthens self-esteem and can be used for anti-stress, relaxing, eliminated fatigue, muscle tension and enhances sensuality.

Musk incense has long been used for its calming properties. The comforting aroma is perfect for relieving all your stress and anxieties. It helps to soothe the senses and put your mind at ease. It stimulates the sense of smell and signals the brain to release hormones that help calm the mind and body.


As you can see our ability to smell and take in the scents around us can provide so many beautiful outcomes. And this is our passion to bring this into your home and elevate your sensory experience is so strong that Gakhei was created.

Take the time to look over each of our available incense products and find the aromas that suit your needs, and feel free to contact us for any questions.