Square Incense Charcoal
Square Incense Charcoal
Easy to light and long lasting. Use with glazed ceramic Incense Bowls and White Ash. To burn resins, light the charcoal (using charcoal tongs to hold the charcoal) and place in an incense bowl on top of white ash. Sprinkle some white ash on top of the charcoal and add a small amount of resin at a time.
Warning: Charcoal gets really hot. Make sure you always burn charcoal on heat resistant surface.
1 box of 24 high quality charcoal pieces
Charcoal squares measure 1" long x 1" wide by 1/4" thick
Lights easily and burns evenly
Why We Love It
A lot of charcoal bricks and pucks you find on the market contain toxic chemicals like salt peter and other igniters. They light fast, to be sure, but also release a gunpowder/lighter fluid smell into the air - which is not what you're looking for when trying to burn some beautiful resins or wood chips. These bamboo charcoal bricks don't contain any of those igniters, and yet still light easily and without a noticeable scent, allowing your incense to burn purely.
Over 1,400 years ago, a large piece of fragrant driftwood washed ashore on the tiny Japanese island of Awaji. Realizing the uniqueness of the marvelous fragrance emanating from the wood, island locals presented it as a gift to the Empress Suiko. With this gift of precious agarwood began a new era of refinement of — and appreciation for — the enjoyment of fragrance.
In the early 18th century, Rokubei Moritsune Hata began incorporating incense-making techniques he learned as an employee of Kyoto's Imperial Palace. He would eventually introduce a new world of scent to an audience beyond the realm of royalty.
Twelve generations later, the Hata family continue to create an amazing array of fragrances. Shoyeido incense is considered the highest quality, most natural incense available on Earth.
Shoyeido's blending process is an art form. Highly trained "masters" draw upon centuries-old secrets to create masterworks of fragrance. These artisans carefully process the quality, balance, and ratio of every hand-selected natural ingredient. The slightest variation in amount or quality of any component can dramatically influence the outcome. Only the finest raw materials are used. The results are remarkable, subtle scents that beckon us to use all of our senses — what the Japanese call mon-koh, or "listening to incense."
Shoyeido products are not just the preferred incense for most temples in Japan. Our unique blends are the modern natural solution for creating a relaxed atmosphere in the home. Whether as an accompaniment to work, to enliven social settings, to deepen yoga and meditation practices, or simply as bubble bath or spa accompaniment, Shoyeido’s pure incense is a timeless way to enhance atmosphere.
With respect for the environment and a concern for green practices, Shoyeido continues to set the standard in the market of fragrance. We have procured permits from the Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry in Japan, and the US Fish & Wildlife Department to validate that our products are properly accounted for and responsibly harvested. None of our recipes contain animal ingredients and no testing has ever been done on animals.