Today I am going to be reviewing palo santo incense sticks made by Inca Aromas.
I hadn’t heard of Inca Aromas before, but apparently they have been crafting incense since 1992 in the lovely country of Brazil. They make all types of crazy scents, including many familiar ones, such as palo santo, white sage, frankincense, and other popular scents.
This package cost me $6.95, which is not cheap by any means. However, it does contain real palo santo wood, which is a rather pricey material.
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Inca Aromas Palo Santo Packaging
The packaging of these incense sticks is stunning. The designs remind me of tribal designs, with the product information in a sort of tall triangle.
The package contains only 4 incense sticks, but they are larger in size and the packaging claims they burn for 90 minutes each.
The Packaging Says:
Palo Santo, a Spanish sourced name, might be translated as ‘saint wood’. Used by healers, wizards, and shamans in several countries in Latin America and also some North American cultures, it has a sweet and smooth scent, ideal for rituals of purification and plenty of secular energies present in the life and routine of indigenous cultures.
Surprisingly, in contrast to other incense sticks, these actually list their ingredients and appear to be 100% natural.
Ingredients: Palo Santo Wood, Charcoal, Inca’s Vegetal Compound, Frankincense, and Rough Salt.
Palo Santo Incense Sticks by Inca Aromas Review
Upon opening these incense sticks, they actually didn’t smell like much.
Before lighting them, I wasn’t sure if they were even going to have much of a scent.
Since these incense sticks are so big and seem to have a lot of charcoal in them, I opted to burn these outside on my patio.
Upon lighting them, it took a little while for the scent to transpire. After about a minute, I noticed that I smelled palo santo everywhere. This smells exactly like real palo santo would. My first thoughts were, ‘Why bother with the hassle of burning palo santo, when you could just burn these incense sticks’.
You can tell that they added just a tad bit of frankincense, but it actually seems to help balance out overall scent profile and perhaps make it a little warmer.
I’m not really sure what else to say, because the scent isn’t very complex. It’s a true palo santo, and smells exactly like the real thing, and that is coming from somebody with a lot of experience with authentic palo santo.
I actually really love these incense sticks, and so did the other person with whom I burned them with. They even asked if I could obtain some for them.
The only caveat is that they are very expensive and I couldn’t imagine anybody burning these everyday. However, for the special occasion, these are special, and I may even buy these again in the future.
I hope you found this information beneficial.