The quality of the herbs determines the quality of incense. In order to make sure the quality of the incense is good enough, we cannot pay more attention to the origins, scents, appearances, colors, and textures of the materials.
Our earth has been severely contaminated and heavily exploited, which leads to ecological imbalance and the lack of some precious herbs. Some farmers are not willing to plant a number of valuable herbs, and thus the amount of produce is on the decline. This subsequently gives rise to inflation. However, decent incense researchers and developers still go to great length to seek the materials of the best quality, simply because they want to guard the health of the consumers, protect the environment as well as the earth.例如，購買當歸時，有經驗、有品譽的製香廠會選擇主根粗長、飽滿、厚實、油潤、氣味濃郁的當歸，而不會貪圖便宜購買當歸粉或細根部位。用好藥材製成的香，氣味更為沉穩內斂；但是有些業者為了降低成本、避免麻煩，會購買來路不明或有瑕疵的藥材，缺乏經驗的業者甚至會買到染色或摻雜其他物質的藥材，這樣製造出來的香當然就不好了。
For instance, when purchasing Angelica, experts would choose the large-stemmed, greasy, and aromatic ones rather than pick out the cheap Angelica powder of the thin-stemmed ones. With good-quality materials, the scent of the product can be more stable and reserved. Yet, some manufacturers would use flawed materials just to cut down the cost price. On the other hand, inexperienced manufacturers are even likely to purchase dyed or impure materials. In such cases, the quality of the incense is definitely not satisfactory.
Hand-picked materials are often the conscientious incense manufacturers’ selection. High-energy natural incense is beneficial to purifying the environment, shifting moods, relieving pressure, and bringing blessings to all the users. Therefore, burn great incense helps us focus on our inner world and ushers in new hope to our lives!
In a nutshell, the value of incense cannot be measured by money!