What is Bakhoor?
Bakhoor are wood chips that have been soaked in perfume oil and are mixed with other (natural) ingredients, such as natural resin, sandlewood and essentials oils. Bakhoor is especially popular in the Middle East Countries use for home fragrances and home decoration purposes.
Bakhoor was widely used for traditional ceremonies, such as the consecration of churches and bishops. It is used for centuries mostly under Muslims traditions, again giving a magnificent opportunity to spread the Muslim customs in those regions. Bakhoor has a ability to bring about calmness in a person's mind, cultivate focus and alertness. Some people believe, that it has a positive effect to one's fertility when used regularly. In early centuries, it was known as a tool to strengthen one's spirituality, removes destructiveness and negative energies. Yet today this small pieces of scented woods are also use as an essential home accessories and gift purposes.
How to make Bakhoor last longer?
You burn bakhoor same as regular incense using a holder or a bakhoor burner whereas it will last longer 1-2 hours. Use a little bakhoor for lighter fragrance and less smoke. When you are burning the bakhoor, put it on a ceramic dish or bakhoor burner with lid to filter the scent and to make the it last longer.
Here are gift ideas for bakhoor lovers
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The soothing effect of a scented candle have is based on how the brain processes smells. The smell of scented candles stimulates our limbic system, the part of the brain that is home to our memory and emotions. Hormones like serotonin and dopamine can be produced to help regulate mood. Therefore, our emotional state is influenced by the relationship that exists between scents, memories, and emotions." - The Benefits of Scented Candles According to a Psychotherapist
Why choose scented candle or bakhoor as a gift?
A pleasant scent has a big impact to our mental health. Home fragrances promote a positive mindset which results healthy mental environment to your home. Scientifically proven that scented candles can play an essential role in the physiological effects of mood, stress, working capacity, and overall mental health.
Giving scented gifts such as scented candles or oud bakhoor can be a thoughtful act anyone will surely appreciate. Showing your concern to anyone's mental health is something really special.