Incense & Peppermints

Welcome back to our blog!

Today we are going to focus on: Incense!

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The word “incense” comes from the Latin “incendere”, meaning “to burn”. Its use dates as far back as the Bronze Age; incense burners were found in the Indus Valley Civilization in South Asia, between 3300 – 1300 BC. The oils were used mainly for aroma. Then India adopted the practice, incorporating roots and other indigenous flora, such as frankincense, sarsaparilla seeds, and cypress, into the formula. Ancient China used it for religious services around 2000 BC.  Korean Buddhist monks brought it to Japan in the 6th Century, using the aroma for purification rites, and it spread from there. These days it’s still used for religious or spiritual practices, and also in households simply for the pleasure of the aroma.

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10,000 hand-dipped CatSoCo incense sticks

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CatSoCo uses only the finest ingredients in our hand-dipped incense sticks. Among them is Dipropylene Glycol, aka DPG. It is a colorless, odorless cosmetic grade liquid which mixes with fragrance oils and gets absorbed by the punks (sticks). This agent makes it so your incense doesn’t give you a headache and it burns cleaner. It gives it a more controlled stream.

When Annie makes incense, the whole neighborhood knows;  the scent wafts down the block. She makes 20,000 sticks at a time, and leaves them in the mix for longer than 24 hours. They are a superior product. It’s fresh, it’s wet, it’s delicious, and homemade with loving care. It will transform any room into nirvana.

August will be when we officially unveil our new line, CatZoCo. There will be 12 new fragrances corresponding to each zodiac sign.  But until then, if you’d like to obtain some of this yummy, beautiful olfactory candy, you may do so through our Etsy Shoppe!  Be sure to indicate which scents you would like when checking out.

Here’s a list of available fragrances:

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“Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness of one’s friend springs from his earnest council” 

— Proverbs 27:9

Until we meet again, dearest brethren,

Fare thee well,

Team CatSoCo

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