Incienso de Santa Fe specializes in natural wood incense, mostly from the Southwest of the United States. They offer 7 varieties of compressed wood incense.
Alder: Mostly grows on the Pacific coast and is used for cooking, smoking seafood, furniture, and cabinet making. We like the mild smell of this incense that compliments and reflects the Northwest United States.
Cedar: Grows in the mountains in the USA and most other countries. The wood is versatile in its uses. From aromatic chests to wooden furniture, cedar is a well known and loved essence.
Fir Balsam: Most native firs are high mountain plants that grow best in or near their natural environment. The Fir Balsam incense is a strong refreshing smell of the high country.
Hickory: Our only incense that doesn't come from the western part of the USA. This tree grows mostly in the southeast. The wood is hard and the smoke is used for cooking much like mesquite and alder.
Juniper: Grows throughout the United States. The wood is quite fragrant and is used for fence posts and long straight poles. Some people use the berries for medicinal purposes.
Mesquite: Grows in the desert southwest and Mexico at elevations of 2000 to 6000 feet. This slow-growing tree is very hard and has an equally distinctive odor. Root wood is used for fuel, especially cooking, and is good for barbecuing and smoking meats. We think that our incense is a unique blend of this complex fragrance.
Pinon: An evergreen tree that grows along the foothills of Californian desert mountains, east to Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas, and north to Wyoming. When burned, the smoke is a soft smell of the Pinon that fills the air in towns and villages throughout New Mexico.