Incense is an aromatic material which when lit releases a traditionally thick fragrant smoke. The word incense comes from the Latin word, incendere and the meaning is literally, "to burn". In ancient times lit bouquets were used by the Egyptians, who burned incense for both practical and spiritual matters. Today incense is used in much the same way where it is burned for aesthetic reasons, therapy, meditation, ceremony and other practical matters like warding off bugs. Shop the Yama Yoga Store’s collection of resins with charcoal starters, cones, ropes, Tibetan bundles, and smudge sticks.