Incense Spices - Information and Spice Variations

Spices have been used as incense for even longer than they've been used as seasonings. The sweet, pungent smell of burning spice oils and resins was not only an offering the the gods, but must have made temples more pleasant in ages before frequent bathing! These whole spices can be burned on charcoal like traditional incense, tossed into a fireplace, or even set on a fireproof dish on the table to add olfactory notes to your food.

Ceylon "True" Cinnamon, Whole or Ground

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Cinnamomum zeylanicum These tightly-rolled quills are very delicate. They feel like parchment paper, which you can break apart with your fingertips…

Vietnamese "Saigon" Cassia Cinnamon, Whole, Cracked or Ground

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This cinnamon, Cinnamomum loureiroi , is by far our most popular, and we're proud of its sweet, spicy flavor and freshness. If we had to pick a sign…

Frankincense Tears

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Frankincense has a long tradition as valuable incense. Made of the dried sap of trees of the Boswellia genus, which are known for their hardiness an…

Myrrh Gum Pieces

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Myrrh is the resin of the Commiphora myrrhus tree. It is also burned as incense, as well as being used medicinally. Best known as one of the gift…