All of our incense are hand dipped in our shop by us. We hand dip all of our incense in high grade steam distilled essential oils or high quality cosmetic grade fragrances where essential oils are not possible. All our incense are hand dipped in small batches to get an even saturation of our oils. We use activated carbon on bamboo for our sticks, This allows for the intended scent to burn off instead of smelling burnt wood from the stick. I really believe when you try our incense and burn one for yourself you will experience that you have found an amazing incense stick.