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Incense | Fatal Conveniences™

Incense | Fatal Conveniences™

Burning incense or resins has been a common practice among almost all ancient civilizations in the preservation of tombs, spiritual healing, and ceremonies. But…the commercialization of incense has led to incense no longer being what they once were…
Did you know, incense contains 35% fragrances…and you know what’s hiding under the fragrance label? Chemicals linked to cancer, hormonal imbalances, endocrine disruption, birth defects and reproductive problems. 
Plus, burning incense can emit benzene, toluene and other volatile organic compounds deteriorating the environment. 
This is only skimming the surface and why we’re about to explore the fatal convenience of incense. 

Reliable Sources where you can learn more:

What we discuss:
03:55: What is the history of incense?
05:32: What are my favourite incenses?
06:01: Where does incense come from?
06:33: How are incense made?
07:56: What are the dangers of incense?
09:10: What can you use instead?
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1 Comment
  • Vanessa Dawson
    Posted at 09:37h, 09 June

    Thanks for the info! What about the Palo Santo wood sticks? Do they typically add fragrance? I thought it was just the wood. Or sage? Isn’t it usually just the herb?