INFUSED WITH ORGANIC HERBS, WOODS AND RESINS: Most incense sticks are dipped into fragrance for ten minutes and then shipped. Epika infuses the incense with herbs, woods, resins and essential oils for at least three days and most of the blends go through several iterations and include sub-recipes that take even longer. There is never plastic or metal at any phase of our infusion process to make sure your incense is chemical free, natural and provides a beautiful aroma.
---------------------------- APPROX STICKS PER BUNDLE: 100 Incense Sticks The bundles are based on weight prior to infusion. There is approx. 95 to 105 sticks per bundle.
INCENSE STICK SIZE: 10.75 inches long
Handmade by Epika in Akron, OH, USA
NEW BLENDS ------------------------------------------------------- CONIFEROUS VETIVER: Made with 100% pure essential oils and infused with cedar wood chips. Organic Black Spruce (Picea mariana) from Canada, Wild Balsam of Peru (Myroxylon balsamum var. pereirae) from El Salvador, Organic Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) from Bulgaria, Wild Fir (Abies sibirica Ledeb) from Siberia, Organic Scotch Pine (Pinus sylvestris L) from Bulgaria, Organic Wild Grown Douglas Fir (seudotsuga menziesii (Mirb.) Franco) from France.
BLOODY FRANK: Made with 100% pure essential oils and infused with Frankincense & White Copal resin. Blood Orange (Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck) from Italy, Wild Grown Orange (Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck) Dominican Republic, Organic Frankincense (Boswellia carteri Birdw. (aka Boswellia sacra Flueck.) from Somalia.
PLUMBISCUS: Sugar Plum and a blend of exotic tropical hibiscus, Jasmine and mango followed by notes of amber and sandalwood.
AMBER: This warm sensual oriental amber is enriched with notes of bergamot and citrus, velvety roses and fragrant lily of the valley with a rich comforting dry down of balsam, cedar, rosewood and sandalwood.
BAHAMA BERRY: Ripe, sweet berries and succulent melons combine to form this unique fragrance. Top notes of citrus, berries with nuances of pineapple. Sweet peach, honey dew melon and jasmine are at the heart. A whisper of musk at the base.
GOLDEN OPIUM: Golden Opium is a unique, dense, and intoxicating incense. Notes of citron, rich patchouli, soft jasmine, cinnamon spice and bright carnation are fused with nuances of golden amber musk, clove bud, myrrh, and evergreen forest.
-------------------------------------------------------- EPIKA INCENSE BLEND TYPES -------------------------------------------------------- AVANT INCENSE BLENDS: Based on modern day favorites and our innovative blends that are made with common and abundant ingredients.
ANCIENT INCENSE BLENDS: Higher grade ingredients than the Avant blends. Ranging from wild harvested to specific global regions in order to capture rare aspects of an aroma.
PRIMAL INCENSE BLENDS: Very high quality essential oils and organic/wild harvested herbs and woods.
LOOKING FOR OUR BEST? The highest quality ingredients are used in our RARE TERRA blends sold in packs of 10 incense sticks, nugs and loose incense blends. These are the most complex and usually contain one or more sub-recipes as well as hard to find ingredients due to the skill of the cultivator and/or the effort required to harvest them as well as the process we use to bind and infuse the ingredients that make up the incense.
The availability of the ingredients, time required to craft each batch and the complexity of the incense recipes are the main differences between the Avant, Ancient and Primal Epika incense blends. The same care, quality and infusion methods are the same across all of our blends.
Aphrodite Sage: A light and fresh sage blend made from organic elemi, organic lime, organic clary sage, organic bergamot and infused with sage, musk and juniper berries.
Balsam & Cedar: Fresh Florist Blend of Balsam, Aromatic Cedarwood and Juniper Berry.
Balsam Fir: Robust and deep balsam fir (Abies balsamea).
Black Spruce (contains organic ingredients): Initially fresh, radiant, penetrating aroma that becomes warm, woody, and dry with a soft balsamic note in the dry down. It is of very fine quality with its aerial, 'fresh forest' essence. Psychologically, it imparts fortitude and firm self-reliance. Kurt Schnaubelt states that Black Spruce essential oil has an equilibrating effect on the mind and body and is particularly useful for conditions of physical and emotional exhaustion.
Bloody Patchouli: Our top selling infused palo santo blend is now available in stick form. Infused with liquid dragon's blood and dark patchouli with organic beet juice for color.
Cedar: A beautiful dark woody aroma that is slightly sweet; made from Virginia Cedar.
Cedar & Patchouli (contains organic ingredients): Virginia Cedar and dark patchouli
Crisp Eucalyptus: A breath easy, sinus clearing incense made with eucalyptus, Bulgarian lavender, pennyroyal, peppermint and menthol. Infused with organic peppermint, organic eucalyptus and menthol crystals.
Dragon's Blood: In this blend, we use Daemonorops draco from Sumatra (aka Gold Seal) and infuse with SANGRE DE GRADO resin that grows in the upper Amazon of Peru, Ecuador, and Colombia.
Frankincense and Myrrh: Blended with Frankincense from Somalia. It has an ethereal, dry, diffusive aroma with bright citrus top notes over a penetrating, resinous/coniferous, slightly peppery and balsamic undertone. Although penetrating, it is without any harsh notes. Beautiful! The Myrrh is also from Somalia and has a soft, warm, sweet-smelling, earthy aroma and a light, spicy, slightly medicinal top note with "lift". Yet even in the presence of heavy florals, it imparts sweetness, depth and mystery.
Hawaiian Sandalwood: Hawaiian Sandalwood is a musky soft, and wonderful aroma. Not harsh as most Sandalwood, but a touch of sweetness. If you have experienced a true Hawaiian Sandalwood, this is your chance! Made from organic royal hawaiian sandalwood essential oils (Santalum paniculatum Hook. & Arn.,heartwood).
Lavender: A sophisticated organic lavender from bulgaria (Lavandula angustifolia). Infused with organic lavender leaves from France.
Patchouli: Extremely rich, deep, earthy, sweet-herbaceous, and somewhat spicy, with ethereal, floral-sweet and wine-like top notes and a mellow, woody-balsamic body note. Made from patchouli essential oils from Indonesia (Pogostemon cablin (Blanco) Benth, leaves) and infused with patchouli leaves and stems.
Pine: Made with organic Scotch Pine from the needles of Pinus sylvestris – the only indigenous Pine in northern Europe. Rings of the forest with its strong, fresh, dry-balsamic and turpentine-like aroma and its distinctive, sweet-coniferous top note.
Rogue River: Captures the smell of a Pacific Northwest hike. It has notes of bergamot, mandarin, lemon, iris, jasmine, leather, patchouli, oakwood, and musk.
Rosewood: Made 100% from Rosewood Leaf essential oil (Aniba rosaeodora Ducke) from Brazil. The aroma is fresh, bitter green-woody, and highly aromatic, with slight camphoraceous and faint rosy nuances; the green-woody notes soften, deepen and become sweeter over time. Thanks to a number of projects dedicated to the sustainable harvest and distillation of Rosewood Leaf, we know that cultivated trees as young as four years old can produce essential oils with nearly the same chemical make up as that from the wood of older trees.
Sage & Lemongrass: Organic sage (dalmation and clary) and organic lemongrass from Sri Lanka. Infused with white sage and organic lemongrass.
Sandalwood (contains organic ingredients): Its aroma is very deep, soft, sweet-woody, with a very long, full-bodied, balanced, extremely sweet and creamy-smooth. Made from Santalum Paniculatum Sandalwood.
White Spruce: Made from White Spruce essential oils from the twigs and needs (Picea alba). Infused with organic juniper berries.
Wild Rose: Orange peel, pink rose, geranium, mimosa, lily of the valley, guaiac wood, vanilla, and musk. Infused with organic rose buds and organic rose geranium essential oils.
Ylang Ylang: Made entirely from ylang ylang essential oils. Blended with Type 1, 2 and 3.
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African Rain: Powerful aroma of a tropical rainforest & lush floral drenched in warm rain.
Aloe & Green Tea: Cool soothing aloe vera with a zest of herbal green tea.
Angelic: Mix of amber, sandalwood, vanilla, cedarwood, and subtle floral notes.
Ariel: (A custom blend by Ariel in our customer service and R&D Lab) This aroma has a thick and creamy vanilla base married with a gooey honey aroma, salted with with white tea in the top notes. A crisp, fresh yet very deep ginger roots bring it all together. Infused with organic Shu Mee white tea and organic ginger roots.
Atlantis: Organic Bulgarian lavender, lemon and orange with fresh eucalyptus.
Baja: The alluring beauty of a cactus flower captured in a blend of bergamot, fresh white flowers, green cactus stems, sunkissed coconut and soft woods.
Black Violet & Cream: A seductive blend of aromatic herbs, warm amber, and florals, Black Violet and Saffron fragrance oil adds mystique to luxury product lines. Gentle notes of bergamot and geranium fade into a bouquet of rose and violet with a woodsy, rich base of saffron with a hint of leather and vetiver.
Celestial Opium: A sweet mix of coffee, vanilla, cream, orange blossom, cedarwood, and patchouli. An outstanding aroma, you won't be disappointed!
China Rain: Soft bouquet of bergamot and fresh greens with mid floral notes of Chinese lilies, Japanese rose, and dewey cyclamen complete with base notes of white moss and clean musk.
Citronella Java: A fantastic insect repellent that has a well-rounded lemony scent, though it has much softer and has subtle wood tones. Extracted from a resilient grass native to Sri Lanka and Java. It is a very aromatic perennial that grows approximately 1 meter (3 feet) in height. Infused with Cedar and Lemongrass.
Citrus Crush: Lemon, Sweet Oranges (South Africa), Wild Orange (Dominican Republic) and Tangerine from U.S.A.
Egyptian Musk: Clean, light, and delicate musk with woodsy undertones, a touch of citrus, and a hint of mystery.
Frosted Juniper: An enchanting blend of fresh juniper evergreens and fruits. Cooling camphor, airy ozone, and a hint of citrus start off this complex winter scent. Middle notes of deep red berry balance the woody pine and juniper notes. The fresh evergreen notes are reinforced by eucalyptus, fir needle, and cedar leaf essential oils. Infusion with organic juniper berries.
Honeysuckle: Sweet honeysuckle
Lunar Jasmine: Top flowery notes are blended with ozone and a touch of fruity notes. Heart notes of rose and lilac are rounded with musk and wood notes at the base.
Mediterranean Oud: An enchanting, musky, woody scent with a hint of mulled fruit, citrus peel and spiceberry in the top note, a green berry and vetiver middle, and a musky, creamy, patchouli, sandalwood and myrrh base note.
Nag Champa: Based on the best selling incense blend from India. Each manufacturer from India has a different recipe for Nag Champa. We chose what we think is the best blend for our Nag Champa with notes of juniper, patchouli, vanilla, rose geranium, and jasmine.
Nordic Storm: Visions of snow-covered pines and arctic winds filled our minds when we created Nordic Storm incense. An outdoor, wintery scent, Nordic Storm captures a winter’s night chill with top notes of eucalyptus and lavender. Resinous pine is at the heart of this scent, and it rests on an herbal, woody base of rosemary, cedar, and oakmoss that performs well in candles and melts.
Ocean/Rain: A bright and uplifting scent. It's rich, deep, and mysterious with notes of lily of the valley, cyclamen, fresh ozone, earthen moss, and hints of sweet citrus. Rain has never smelled better!
Sacred Sin: Rich dark patchouli essential oils, lemongrass, cactus flowers, bergamot, coconut and Hinoki wood. Infused with patchouli leaves and stems.
Waikiki Melon: Juicy Melon Base with a Touch of Sweet Orange
White Oud: Balanced and blended with cedar, precious ambrette seeds, green rosemary, delicate jasmine, baby orchid, gala apple, dark olibanum, black musk, earthy patchouli. Deep and rich, this scent is mysteriously enticing and blissfully earthy.
White Tea: The ultimate, luxurious spa fragrance. It starts with fresh citrusy top notes of mandarin and bergamot. Middle notes of thyme and ginger add an herbal spice that blends beautifully with delicate jasmine blossoms. Chrysanthemum petals and white tea buds round out the base of this exquisite fragrance. White Tea is infused with a dozen essential oils including jasmine, bergamot, mandarin, lemon, and ginger which all add to the natural quality of the scent. Sandalwood, nutmeg, and patchouli essential oils provide an earthy counter to this airy, ethereal fragrance.
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Apple Cinnamon: Comforting mix of coconut, lemon, lime, apple, cinnamon, and clove. It also has base notes of ylang ylang, sugar, and creamy vanilla.
Birthday Cake: The ultimate birthday cake with undertones of vanilla.
Black Ice: Our version of the "Black ICE" fragrance that was popular in the 90's.
Blue Draconis Isle: A bold bouquet of citrus with mid notes of bamboo, marine accord, and lilies on a dry bed of amber, patchouli, and musk.
Blue Vanilla: A light blueberry and creamy vanilla aroma.
Cherry Bomb: An explosion of cherry. If you like cherry, you will love this incense.
Cinnamon Bun: Warm cinnamon buns fresh baked and drizzled with vanilla icing.
Island Nectar: This scent captures the youth of summertime! A saucy tropical blend of fresh strawberries, coconut, and cherry with mid notes of banana peel, berry nectar and the soft fragrances of tropical flowers on a bed of warm Tonka Bean and sugar.
Karma: Base notes of white carnation and blood orange are the perfect foil for heart notes of sandalwood, black rose, smoky wood, and a kiss of patchouli. The top notes give a hint of toasted vanilla bean and whiffs of vetiver, amber, and the tiniest touch of Egyptian musk for a smoky, sexy finish.
Kentucky Bourbon: Fruity, woody, vanilla with musky like background.
Mahogany: Jasmine, rose and lily middle notes enhanced by sweet woody musky bottom notes.
Salty Mizzle: Your back on the beach, mid-summer with that unique scent of the salty ocean breeze in the summer heat flowing through your hair while your toes are in the sand. Notes of crisp ozone, salty sea spray, seaweed, sun-weathered driftwood, and a hint of water lily.
Vanilla: Sweet and warm lush vanilla.
Vanilla Oak: Aged white oak and Madagascar vanilla with a drop of Tahitian vanilla