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Red Soil Aloeswood - Incense sticks

Red Soil Aloeswood | 红土沉香  Classic Single Scent

The famous red soil of Vietnam’s Nha Trang region also produces some of the most desirable aloeswood (also known as agarwood, jinkoh or oud) for Chinese incense. Known literally as red soil aloeswood, the outer color of the un-processed aloeswood takes on the reddish brown color of the soil.

Red soil aloeswood is very rare and expensive, as its aroma is richer and more intense than ordinary Nha Trang aloeswood. Handmade by the same highly respected, second generation Chinese incense craftsman as our Nha Trang Aloeswood, these sticks feature a blend of the two woods, as Red Soil agarwood powder by itself is not easily flammable due to its very high oil content.  

The distinct aloeswood smell of these incense sticks has such strength that it fills the room almost immediately – warm and complex like the Nha Trang, but unmistakably more focused, with less sweetness and vanilla in its coolness. Even a quarter of a stick goes a long way.

Due to the very high cost of aloeswood, Red Soil aloeswood is only available in stick form. These are also slightly thinner than other incense sticks in our Premium Collection.


Red Soil Aloeswood is part of the Kin Premium Collection, a collection of incense exclusively hand-made in small scale studios including our own. All incense in the Premium incense collection are enclosed in Wutong wood boxes painted with traditional Chinese red ink.


Full length: 21cm | 8.25 inches

(35-40min burn time/stick, 11+ hours for 20 sticks, 29+ hours for 50 sticks)

Half length: 10.5cm | 4.125 inches

(18-20min burn time/stick, 6+ hours for 20 sticks, 15+ hours for 50 sticks)  

Ingredients:Red Soil aloeswood, Nha Trang aloeswood, Nanmu powder

All stick incense are enclosed in a glass tube and a Wutong box. Wutong is a type of wood popular for storing incense in East Asia due to its superior anti-mold and anti-moisture properties.

Please note that as every piece is handmade, the size, shape and color will have irregularities depending on the batch. These are a part of the handmade process and not considered defects.

Over time, we may continue to tweak the blend as we are continually searching for better ingredients, and improvements to our processes.

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The making of all natural incense sticks for the Kin Premium Collection

The Kin Premium Incense Collection

A Collection of Handmade, All Natural Incense

The Kin Premium Incense collection is a collection of premium incense exclusively hand-made in small scale studios. Part of the collection is from our own studio, the remainder is hand-selected from experienced Chinese artisans that we know and trust.

Like all of our products, the Premium Incense collection is rooted in thousands of years of traditional Chinese incense culture. Part of the collection closely follows traditional recipes from the archetypal Chinese incense book History of Incense《香乘》, written almost 500 years ago in the Yuan dynasty; these we call the Re-interpreted blends. Part of the collection are our own creations, using ingredients and blends with modern, non-Chinese influences – these we call the Imagined blends. There is also a focus on precious single scents like aloeswood (otherwise known as agarwood, oud or jinkoh) – these we call the Classic single scents.  

The Perfect Accompaniment for Daily Rituals

The Kin Premium Incense collection contains no artificial ingredients or enhancements. They are made from all natural, hand-selected ingredients, chosen because they were the absolute best we could find at reasonable prices.

The binding powder used is Indonesian nanmu powder, a wood-based binder popular in Chinese incense, and where the Japanese makko or tabu no ki powder derives from.

All of the Kin Premium Incense are carefully enclosed in Wutong wood boxes painted with traditional Chinese red ink. Wutong is a type of wood popular for storing incense in East Asia, due to its superior anti-mold and anti-moisture properties.

Indulge in a stick of natural incense, gift yourself a moment of calm.

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