Rediscover Hidden Aspects of Agarbatti

The first recorded use of incense was by the Egyptians during the Fifth Dynasty, 2345 – 2494 BCE.

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Rediscover Hidden Aspects of Agarbatti

Incense Stick which is popularly known as agarbatti is an integral element of religious rituals and cultural heredity around the world. Incense sticks burning hold an important place in Rather Hinduism, Christianity, Buddhism, and Islam. Although the place of origin for Insence stick is not specific, there are several kinds of literature that suggest the origin of incense sticks either from China, India, or Egypt.

The first recorded use of incense was by the Egyptians during the Fifth Dynasty, 2345 – 2494 BCE. Apart from its usage in worshiping the deity in different religions around the world, nowadays, it is being used as an insect repellent i.e. mosquito repellent, meditation, and aromatherapy.

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The most common ingredients used in incense sticks are are Charcoal powder, sticky powder such as Jigat, Sal resin, Guggul, Nargis powder, raw bamboo sticks, water, various variety of oils, aromatic essence, flower essence, oil, natural and chemical aromatic ingredients, etc. They are used for health benefits, to induce positive energy and mood. The health benefits include- better sleep, reducing anxiety, speeding up the body’s gender healing power.

 Incense sticks and agarbattis are made out of naturally found components that have antibacterial properties that help keep diseases at bay by killing germs and keeping the surroundings sanitized. Since they also have anti-inflammatory components like boswellic acid or frankincense, they also improve the blood flow in the system and keep the body healthy.

India, although is one of the largest users of incense sticks but it is highly demanded all over the world.. Today, the incense and incense sticks market is spread around the whole world. The major countries that use and export incense and incense sticks are the USA, Brazil, China, and India. The market of China and India has increased drastically in the last few years due to high demand and production inside and outside their countries.

The Indian incense stick market was Rs 7,000 crore in 2020 with a significant part of it derived from export. Export revenue crossed Rs 346.52 crore during April-September 2020.

Export revenue crossed Rs 346.52 crore during April-September 2020. Indian incense sticks are exported to more than 150 countries, the US, UK, Malaysia, and Nigeria being the top markets. The industry is only going to expand as evident in current trends. According to the report “India Agarbatti & Dhoop Market, Outlook, 2025” published by Bonafide Research, it is expected that the market of incense sticks will grow at a CAGR of above 8% in coming years.

Bamboo is the primary material for making incense sticks. Due to regulations surrounding the use of bamboo, the plants are wild-harvested and not cultivated. India witnessed a lack of this raw material in 2005-06 and due to increasing shipment of this wild raw material from China and Vietnam Indian government imposed a ban in 2019. The country has a self-reliant supply chain of Incense stick

The market players currently from traditional fragrances mainly extracted from indigenous flowers or ingredients are experimenting with new market variants like chocolates, lavender, etc. The Rocket Agarbatti is one such company to experiment with from traditional fragrance sources to unusual ones with fragrant results. The incense sticks commend reverent recognition from the market for their different but pleasant fragrances.

They are the leading manufacturer, packager, marketer of incense sticks and perfumes in India. The company started in the year 1991, and entered into the highly competitive market with the objective, offering quality products at economic rates as compared to other manufacturing units. Apart from incense sticks they also offer a large collection of Havan Samagri(Religious ritual items). ROCKET is a national-level agarbatti manufacturing company. It is taking a great leap to bring new market variants of incense sticks under the guidance of a great leader Mr. Kalim Khan, Managing Director, Rocket Agarbatti.

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Rediscover Hidden Aspects of Agarbatti
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The first recorded use of incense was by the Egyptians during the Fifth Dynasty, 2345 – 2494 BCE.
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