There is not any conflict between people about using scent. People around the world love and cherish perfumes equally. They want to use scents all the time of the day no matter where they are going or what they are doing. Incense sticks are a great way to relax which helps in many ways for your beauty program. You can in fact just simply start with unscented incense sticks and then add scent to them.
But the question is that when it was made the very first time and by whom it was invented. In order to know who the first person was and who actually got the idea of perfumes, we have to take a glance on history.
As we know that anthropologists work for the human’s culture and society. Anthropologist discovered some essential oils from some plants centuries ago. It is quilt difficult to be sure about when exactly essential oils gained popularity for medical use.
Let us share some interesting historical facts of making perfumes;
History of Perfumes or Scents
Here we are going to have a look on the history of scents so that you can have a better idea about it.
In early 2000 B.C. Egyptians were using essential oils as scent. As we know that Egyptians were famous for their knowledge of plants and they used plants for medical, spiritual and beauty care purposes.
If you will get the chance to visit old temples of Egypt then you will see the images of Egyptians royalty using aromatic products.
In history it is mentioned that they were dedicated the specific fragrance to the specific God or Goddess. They have their specific scents of wars, love and many other occasions.
How interesting does that sound?
Incense in China
Like Egypt Chinese also love fragrances and scents. They were used aromatic oils first time in 2697-2597 B.C.E during the government of Huang Ti.
In china the aromatic oils are being used since the 2697-2597 B.C.E, it is said to be the reign of Huang Ti. If we look in to the oldest known medicinal text in China which is referred as Shennong’s herbal, it goes back to around 2700 BC. This a vook which consists of information regarding 365 plants. It is also referred as the start of medicine in china.
Incense in India
The most famous, old and traditional medicines that still exist in India are known as Ayurveda. The essential oils from the herbal plants are being utilized in the formation of these medicine since 3000 years. The literature that is available on this has the data of 700 plants with medicinal benefits. The most common ones are ginger, cinnamon, myrhh and the sandalwood which is considered as most effective ones for the purpose of healing.
Incense in Greece
If we talk about the Greeks, the information about the essential oils will be recorded in around 400-500 BCE. It is said that a lot of the information gathered by them was afterwards adopted by Egyptians.
One of the famous physician from Greeks who is also known as the father of medicine, named Hippocrates documented the effectiveness of plants which included the plants such as saffron , thyme and peppermint.
Incense in Rome
Its use was taken to a whole new level by Rome, and the roman became the bathing capital in the Europe. There almost thousand fragrant spas are in working in the city. The perfumed oils were also applied by the romans on their bodies and on clothing.
Incense in Persia
In Persia, the Ali-Ibn- Sana in the time of 980 to 1037 A.D. was one of the most known and educated physician in the age of 12. He wrote a lot of literature regarding the properties of plants and their effectiveness in healing the human body.
Incense in Europe
In Europe it goes back to the Crusades, the armies of Europe learnt about the medicine created by herbs while they were travelling towards the Western Europe.
How to scent unscented incense sticks at home?
You might have wished at some point in your life that you could make the incense sticks at home out of your favorite collection of scents.
What if we tell you that it is absolutely possible!
Yes, you read that right!
Let us tell you how, so that you can easily create the incense of whatever scent you adore. We are going to tell you the whole process in simple steps so that you can easily make incense sticks at home.
- You will have to mix 3 parts of oil base to 1 part fragrance, stir it well. You ought not to be using alcohol in it instead of DPG, as alcohol will not work well. Also, you should not use the straight fragrance oil, it will make you incense the smoke more. Instead of doing that you can use the fragrance oils so that you can better results.
- Now you need to pour this mixture you made to a glass container and then you will have to place the raw incense sticks into it. When the incense is soaked for 24 hours then we can say that the oil is totally absorbed. All you have to do is to make sure that it must completely merged into the mixture in order to get the desired results.
- Now that you are done soaking
them, you will spread the sticks or cones on the drying rack or the screen and
allow them to dry. If you want to avoid the drips then you should place it over
the cookie sheet, and it must be covered with the several layers of tin foil. You
can also use paper towels for the same purpose, so that it can absorb the
You ought not to bake the sticks or cones in the oven in order to get them dry as this will take the scent with it too.
- You now need to make sure that the sticks are completely dry, you need to make sure before burning them.
- Now you are sure that the sticks are completely dry and now comes the point where you will store it. You need to get the plastic bottle to store it so that you can use it again when needed.
If you want to make 500 incense sticks at home then you will need approx. 16 oz. of the mixture. If you have made it properly and it is completely dried then it will burn for over 45 minutes.
Make sure you include incense sticks as part of your relaxation in order to support your beauty routine! This could be something you can add to your routine and add more low cost tips for your beauty routines.