Traditional incense is comprised of herbs based on ancient Chinese medicine theories. By steaming and smelling incense, the medicinal properties of the incense enter our bodies. As a result, it is vital that we pay attention to ventilation as well as our body and mind condition. If the incense is for children, we can choose the kinds that can enhance children’s attention, gastrointestinal function or appetites. Yet, generally speaking, the incense products are for both sexes and all the ages. In case the kids are too sensitive to the smoke of the incense, we can substitute essense oil for incense. Or, we may also mix natural adhesives with incense powder, such as the powder of Phoebe zhennan, and then turn the mixure into an incense ball or pie. Finally, we can lay the products in the air to give off their scents.
To smoke the incense in the air, we have to use the coal specifically for incense ceremony. Burn half of the coal and then insert it 45 degrees into the incense ashes, with the burning part above the incense ashes. Keep the incense ball or pie about one centimeter away from the incense coal. By means of the heat from the burning coal, the fragrance of the incense permeates into the air. We can therefore smell the incense but see no smoke; in this way, the fragrance can last long, particularly the fragrance of the aromatic incense balls which carry a sweet and warm scent. Most children take delight in such incense balls.
You may find some electronic incense burners, in which we can put incense balls. Such devices are users-friendly. No matter you smoke the incense in the air or use the electronic burners, the effects are similar. These approaches can help the users stay clear-minded, improve the functions of the organs, enhance concentration, and learning abilities.
In accordance with Chinese ancient courtesy, juniors had to clean themselves, tidy up, and wear incense sachets before they greeted their seniors. Incense is something that helps cultivate humanity and arts. By virtue of abiding by courtesy in daily life, the youngsters can therefore learn to be calm and composed as well as learn the conduct of life.