Do you cut down trees to make your product?
No, we use trees that are already dead.
How do I Light an Incense Brick?
Our cones are larger than most incense cones, making them harder to light. The upside to this is that they burn longer and produce more incense. Hold the cone over a flame until the cone burns by itself. This will cause the cone to expand at the burning end. After the cone has stopped flaming, gently blow on the burning ember. Place the cone in the center of the censer (or incense burner), unlit end down. If the cone should fall over or is laid on its side, the flame may go out.
Does Incienso De Santa Fe use my personal information inappropriately?
We do not sell or rent our customers' or site visitors' personal information, and have no intention of doing so in the future.
What does the Incense Smell Like?
Think of our incense as miniature pieces of firewood. Each fragrance is a Perfect for the urban dweller whose heart longs for the outdoors and the outdoorsman who would like bring the campfire indoor. But what does natural wood incense smell like? Mostly people tell us that our incense reminds them of the past… family camping trips and s’mores by the fire, bonfires on the beach, Christmas Eve listening to your Abuela’s stories. For others the fragrance is the scent of calm and peace. Many use it for meditation, yoga and relaxation. Some have a more practical purpose and use it to cleanse their house from unpleasant pet odors and skunk spray. We hope that you find what you are looking for and we invite you to try one or all of our seven fragrances.
Piñon smells like winter in Northern New Mexico. Fires burning in each home, smoke drifting lazily out the chimneys while the snow glistens crisply in the shadows. Piñon is our original fragrance and remains our most popular. It is best described as the smell of a campfire or hearth fire. It has a smooth Southwestern aroma and has a distinctive fragrance that is unlike other pines. Piñon trees also produce a nut that is a local treat. Our Piñon incense is all natural and does not have any added fragrance.
Juniper has best been described as the perfume of the dessert. The fragrance is similar to cedar mixed with gin and may smell like either or both depending on the species. The juniper tree grows throughout the world but the western variety is found along the Rocky Mountains from Mexico to Canada. In many different Native American beliefs the Juniper is associated with protection.
Mesquite is a fragrance for anyone who grew up in the southwest. The smoke from Mesquite is a favorite for flavoring barbequed meats. Mesquite is a pungent but sweet fragrance. The tree itself thrives in the often unhospitable Southwest desert. The Mesquite berries are sweet and our incense is like sitting around an old fashioned cowboy campfire.
Cedar is one of the most popular fire-woods in the US. The scent is musky and pleasant and for many is reminiscent of the holidays. The fragrance of the Cedar comes from the oil of the Cedar wood. Cedar also has amazing cleansing properties and is used to purify a new home or purge a space of unpleasantness. Cedar is also used in the practice of smudging.
Found in the Northwest US the Alder is a somewhat unfamiliar fragrance. Although most people who try it really enjoy the light pleasant aroma. Alder is one of the most versatile trees, the bark has medicinal properties while the tree is used in woodworking and cabinetry.
Fir Balsam is our only “evergreen fragrance” and when people are wanting a crisp pine fragrance it is the one they choose. Fir Balsam trees are popular Christmas trees and many people enjoy the aroma during the holidays. Fir Balsam are more commonly found in the Northeast part of the United States.
Hickory is one of the most popular woods for burning in fireplaces because it is a dense hardwood and provides excellent heat and burn time. Similar to Mesquite the Hickory is used to flavor meats when cooking barbeque. Hickory wood is known for its strength and robustness and the fragrance is along that same vein.