Synthetic incense refers to the incense that contains more than two medicinal herbs. The creation of synthetic incense is based on the application of the profound wisdom of Chinese medicine and philosophy.
The theory of synthetic incense is well-rounded, by which traditional incense is manufactured. Such a theory is unmatched and may not be found in other countries. In one sense, synthetic incense represents the law, by which human beings and the universe coexist. There can be a subtle resonance and harmony between the incense and the one who enjoys it as well as among all the medicinal herbs.
It is emphasized that the choices of natural ingredients for synthetic incense should comply with the Chinese herbal theories and that all the ingredients can match one another to bring out the best effects. According to Sheng Nong's Herbal Classic, all the herbs ought to be strictly classified in order to be best utilized. Synthetic incense can be compared to a symphony, and the main incense material can be seen as the main chord, while the other incense materials are regarded as the accompaniments. All the ingredients, if wisely put together, can create layers upon layers of fragrance and enhance our health. In addition, a document recorded in the Song Dynasty stated that the essence of synthetic incense is to accumulate assorted incense materials without losing the unique and irreplaceable properties of any individual material.
Incense is a channel for love; it can make people feel relaxed, relieved, joyful, serene, and stable. Incense can also help your restless mind calm down and hopefully reflect upon whatever happens to you on a higher and more positive level. If you can stand high and see things differently, then your life can be more meaningful.
The same goes for our real life. If we can cooperate and coordinate on our team, doing our parts well and aiming at the same goal, then we can inspire one another and create harmony altogether. If the earth is compared to a kind of synthetic incense, then all the creatures on earth can be compared to all the ingredients of the synthetic incense. As we smell the synthetic incense, we should pay respect and gratitude to all the beings, and then we can live happily in blessings and harmony!