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Henna for Hair
The Empire of Magical Thought
330 - 968 - 4946
135 E. Main St., Kent, Ohio, 44240
Bakhoor Ritual Incense Kit
Come to Empire and experience the scent that was believed to be the presence of God, spirits and saints.
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|What is bakhoor?|
How do you enjoy your bakhoor kit safely?
Open your kit and take out the tongs, charcoal, incense burner and stand, and bakhoor. Burn bakhoor in a well ventilated area because bakhoor produces more smoke than synthetic incenses.
Put the incense burner on the wooden holder away from cloth or other flammable materials: your burner will get very hot!
your bakhoor in a place where children cannot reach it.|
Place charcoal on censer, and hold a flame to the charcoal in several places until it flickers and sparks. Wrap the foil around your unused charcoal so it will stay fresh and light easily.
Your charcoal will spark as it lights. If you need to move the charcoal, use the tongs, not your fingers. The charcoal will become too hot to touch!
|Let the charcoal burn a few minutes
until you can see ash forming on the edges of the charcoal. Place
a little bakhoor on the charcoal: a piece the size of your fingernail
or bottle cap is enough. |
The bakhoor will begin to melt and smoke. If you wish to add more bakhoor, remove bakhoor ash, or move the charcoal, use the tongs. Don't burn your fingers!
|Relax and enjoy the beautiful patterns of fragrant smoke
in the air, and savor the calming effect of the bakhoor. |
Do not leave your burning bakhoor unattended. Extinguish charcoal completely before sleeping or leaving area.
|Why was there a tradition of burning bakhoor for a bride, the Night of the Henna, for celebrations and Zar? |
Bakhoor may have relaxed and calmed women because of the unique chemistry of Boswellia species:
The sense of comfort and well being from the anti-anxiety and anti-depressant effects of the finest hand-blended natural bakhoor were interpreted as benevolent spirits bringing blessings, and malevolent spirits departing.
Bakhoor was often paired with henna to make women feel beautiful and special, and may have helped them patiently enjoy the experience of an elaborate henna application.