THE MOST IMPORTANT OF OUR VALUES
Today many producers rely almost completely on synthetic products manufactured with harmful, unsustainable and polluting chemicals. In 2012, the production of incense sticks was estimated to be one million tons per year, almost all of which were wholly or partially synthetic. Not only does this adversely affect our health, it is also detrimental to the environment. Moreover, is it not a contradiction to use such environmentally unfriendly products in rituals worshipping the ‘Creator’?
Unfortunately, there is a substantial amount of evidence that chemical fragrances have a very harmful effect on our bodies, yet government legislation to protect people from this in most countries lags behind.
In 1989 the US Office of Occupational Safety and Health identified nearly 900 toxic chemicals used in scented products. Although it is clear from scientific literature that these fragrances affect the nervous system, most of these chemicals are still prevalent today in shampoos, lotions, detergents and other products. As companies are not obligated to mention the individual ingredients, many chemicals can hide behind the term ‘fragrance’ on the product label. These chemicals enter the body via the skin or inhalation. Research done by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics links these chemicals to short term memory loss, central nerve system disorders and even depression. Also the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says that synthetic chemicals used as fragrance contribute to neurological ailments, including fatigue, dizziness, migraines and forgetfulness. We recommend watching the 2015 documentary ‘Stink!’, which takes an in-depth look at this subject.
Our products, infused with natural and high quality ingredients, are a rarity on the market.
PremaNature also applies ancient traditional techniques to enhance these natural, harmonizing and positive vibrations, giving our products an unmatched uniqueness. Try them and experience it for yourself!
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The essential oils we use contain hundreds of different natural chemical compounds that can exert a range of beneficial effects on the body, and prevents the oils from disrupting the body’s natural balance or homeostasis. If one constituent exerts too strong an effect, another constituent may block or counteract it, thereby preserving homeostasis. Synthetic chemicals, on the other hand, usually have only one action, which often disrupts the body’s natural homeostasis.
And yet, the low production costs and strong smells are factors that continue to drive manufacturers to produce and customers to use these synthetic incenses.
PremaNature wants to break away from this world of mass-production using harmful and toxic substances, and instead harvest the power of Mother Nature to offer people a more natural alternative and the chance to discover for themselves the beauty and benefits of our products.
To build up a sustainable business we developed, alongside entirely natural products, some products that contain a minimal synthetic component (these products are clearly indicated on the experience page with an *). Although we have opted to add some synthetic components in small number of our products, they are still far less harmful and much more natural than the majority of the products on the market. Our aim for the coming years is to go entirely natural with all of our products.
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Incense Magick Create Inspiring Aromatic Experiences for Your Craft by Carl F. Neal
Incense Crafting and Use of Magickal Scents by Carl Neal
The People’s Desk Reference for Essential Oils, Essential Science Pub., 1999.