Bhutanese White Morning incense follows the practice of Riwo Sangchoe (also Ribo Sangchoe). It uses over 25 rare ingredients found in the Himalayas, including a great blend of fruits, cereals, medicinal plants, and pure milk. This recipe follows strictly to the Riwo Sangcho practice texts.
The ingredients for morning white and evening red are the same as other ingredients used for normal incense. The extra ingredients used for morning white is powdered grains, cloth pieces(brocade, silk etc), and mixed fruit juice.
Bhutanese beliefs that offering these White Morning incense invites divine beings to bestow blessings on people and the environment.
HOW DIFFERENT ARE BHUTANESE INCENSE COMPARE TO TIBETAN AND NEPALESE INCENSE
Bhutanese incense is different from Tibetan, Nepal and India, is based on the intensity of the aroma and slower burning time.
THE PROCESS OF MAKING BHUTAN INCENSE
All ingredients are first ground into powder mix with water, sugar and honey. This mixture will then go through a fermentation process that takes about a week or so to produce its unique fragrance.
A tree bark, Tshe, will be added to the mixture to act as an adhesive. and further mashed before moulding to the stick shape.
The sticks will then straighten, trim into different lengths, and dried in the shade for 4 to 5 days.
HOW WE DETERMINE THE GRADES OF THE INCENSE
Juniper is the main component, and the amount of juniper determines the grade of the incense.
The better the Grade is, the lesser the amount of juniper being used. Therefore, increasing the ratio and aroma of the other precious ingredients.
NADO POIZOKHANG RIBO SANGCHOE WHITE - MORNING: This incense contains the best of all fruits, cereals, medicinal plants and milk products. Offering these incense sticks appeases the celestial beings — best for morning offers.
Approximately 33sticks – 8.75" (22cm) long, 5mm in diameter.
For mountain smoke offerings, offered to propitiate the celestial beings.