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The Kin Premium Incense Collection

The Kin Premium Incense collection is a brand new collection of incense, almost all exclusively blended and hand-made in our studio using hand selected, quality natural ingredient. Part of the collection are based on ancient Chinese recipes, and part of the collection are our own creations. 

There are no artificial ingredients or enhancements. 

A collection of handmade, all natural incense

The Kin Premium Incense collection is a brand new collection of incense, almost all exclusively blended and hand-made in our studio.

Like all of our products, the Premium Incense collection is rooted in traditional Chinese incense culture, dating back thousands of years. Part of the collection closely follow 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.

All of these incense were selected after months of blending and trialing, products of much sweat and love. They are made from all natural ingredients we hand selected, chosen because they were the best quality ingredients we could find whilst keeping final prices reasonable.

 

The perfect accompaniment for all your daily rituals

The Kin Premium Incense collection contains no artificial ingredients or enhancements. The binding powder used is Indonesian Nanmu powder, a wood-based binder that is the de facto binding agent used in all Chinese incense, and where the Japanese use of Makko powder derives from.

Due to the superior quality of the raw ingredients, full size (21cm, 8.25 inches) incense sticks burn for 60-70 minutes. Backflow incense cones burn for approximately 25 minutes.

The 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.

Hand making natural incense sticks has hundreds of years of history in China, and it is an art that spread to Japan and beyond. Here we take you behind-the-scenes of the Kin Premium Incense Collection, and show you the step-by-step process of making incense sticks from natural ingredients like wood, herbs, flowers and resin, as well as essential oils...

The first known Chinese incense recipe book dates back 2,500 years, and through the centuries countless recipes were developed by palace ladies, the literati, TCM practitioners and incense houses. Here we provide a structure and guide to mixing your own recipe with the use of a wood-based binder known as Nanmu powder (Makko or Tabu Na Ki in Japanese)...

There are over 400 types of incense ingredients used in Chinese incense. Prior to the 6th century, four ingredients were popular: Lan & Hui flowers, Sichuan Peppers, and Cassia. With the opening of the silk road and increased international trade, these evolved to aloeswood, sandalwood, camphor and musk...

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