Bukhoor/Incense

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Arabic Bukhoor/Incense

  • Bukhoor is the Arabic name given to scented incense ‘bricks’ or ‘tablets’.
  • These are a blend of natural traditional ingredients, mainly woodchips, soaked in fragrant oils and mixed with other natural ingredients such as: resins, musk, sandalwood, agarwood and essential oils.
  • Small pieces of these scented blocks/tablets are added to hot charcoal discs or placed on electric incense burners (called in Arabic mabkhara) to perfume the home.
  • Traditionally, women would dry their hair over the fragrant smoke or dry clothes over a wooden frame under which the Bukhoor would be burned.
  • In Arabic countries Bukhoor is made to traditional recipes.
  • The secret blend, unique to each family, is passed down through generations.
  • In Yemen and some other Arab countries, Bukhoor is hand made using a cooking method, on a heat source.
  • In other countries resins are mixed together, then baked.
  • The Bukhoor’s fragrance is carried on the air by the smoke.
  • All Bukhoor should be kept in an airtight container, the fragrance improving with time.
  • The finest natural Bukhoor is said to have antidepressant effects and can reduce anxiety.

We stock a wide range of fine Bukhoor and we are happy to demonstrate techniques and fragrances.
We stock charcoal in a box of 80 discs or individual packs of 10 discs.


Bukhoor Burners

The burners which we stock are:

  • Traditional simple clay burners.
  • Hand thrown censers.
  • Hanging brass burners.

Available to order:

  • Non-electric burners made from wood and metal.

Great care should always be taken when burning any bukhoor/incense and it should never be left unattended.


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