Shoyeido incense is considered the highest quality, most natural incense available on Earth. Shoyeido's blending process is an art form. Highly trained scent 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.
Choose from alluring scents:
- Creativity: Cinnamon, Clove & Spices
- Tranquility: Sandalwood, Cedarwood & Spices
Includes a Biodegradable holder. No synthetic oils or fragrances.
Approx. burning time: 30 min. per stick
Shoyeido incense is blended in Kyoto, Japan by our highly trained artisans employing centuries-old recipes and techniques. Specific ingredients are finely ground and mixed with pure water and a natural binding material called "tabuko" (machilus thunbergii). Because they use only natural components, the quality and ratio of each raw ingredient is critical to the final outcome. Moisture, drying time, and production methods are all major aspects of our blending process. Lacking the bamboo core seen in so-called "dipped" incense products, the mixtures are extruded, carefully shaped and then slowly dried.
Find a comfortable and quiet space and sit down with your favorite cup of Magic Hour Tea. As you light the incense, breathe into the feelings and thoughts you want to let go of and allow the scent to take your mind to a place of stillness, tranquility and clarity.
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. They 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.
Like tea ceremony and flower arrangement, Koh-do, or "incense ceremony," is an important tradition in Japan. Koh-do is always presented by licensed practitioners who have graduated from koh schools — either the Shino or Oie schools — that have have been preserving and conveying this tradition for over five centuries. Incense ceremony is traditionally carried out in the Koh room, with a Master of Ceremonies and a small group of participants.