Essence of the Ages imports incense from Japan, India, Bhutan, Korean, Tibet, and Nepal. Only the finest incense!


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Incense from:

- Art Lab Co.
- Baieido
- Baikundo
- Daihatsu
- Gyokushodo
- Keigado
- Kikujudo
- Koh-shi
- Kunjudo
- Kunmeido
- Kyukyodo
- Les Encens
du Monde
- Minorien
- Nihon Senko Seizo
- Nippon Kodo
Scents of Japan
- Seijudo
- Seikado
- Shorindo
- Shoyeido
- Shunkohdo
- Tennendo

- Scented Mountain
- Sandalwood
- Chipped Mixtures

Kodo Accessories
- Charcoal
- Ash
- Makko
- Kodo Utensils
- Kodo Information

- Body Incense
- Kneaded Incense

- Atmosphere
- Blue Pearl
- Happy Hari
- Mother's Fragrance
- myInsens
- Nandita
- Nitiraj
- Prabhuji
- Pure-Incense
- Ramakrishnananda
- Shanthimalai
- Shrinivas
- Shroff
- Triloka

- Various Incenses
- Body Incense

Tibet, Nepal and
- Bhim Lama
- Boudha Tibetan
- Buddha Dhoop
- Chandra Devi
- Doma Herbal
- Gangchen
- Himalayan Herbal

Kuenzang Chodtin
Lucky Incense
- Menjong Sorig

- Nado Poizokhang
- Stupa Dhoop
- The Dhoop Factory
- TDHF Incense
- Yarlung
- World Peace

- Drepung Loseling
- Dzogchen Monastery
Dzongsar Monastery
- Highland
- Keydong Nunnery
Khachoe Ghakyil
Ling Nunnery
- Lekshey Ling
- Men-Tsee-Khang
- Mindroling
- Nub Gon Monastery
- Shechen Monastery
- Tashi Lhunpo
- Tengboche
- Tibetan Medical
- Thrangu Tara Abbey
- Tun Bo Ancient
- Zongkar Choede

- Various Bhutanese
- Various Nepali
- Dhoop
- Powder
- Rope

- Incense Making

TDHF Incenses
- TDHF The Direct
Help Foundation

NEW! TDHF Incense
NEW! Bhim Lama

Slideshow Gallery
- Incense
- Kumary House
- Kalam Revolution
- The Children #1
- The Children #2



- Fred Soll
- Nu Essence

Incense Burners

Incense Holders

Incense Boxes


Incense Information

About Our Store
FAQ / Shipping
*Customer Comments*

Copyright Info


Thank you for shopping with Essence of the Ages

Frequently Asked Questions:


I need to talk to someone. How do I contact you? Please contact us by email at Be sure to send along your phone number so we can contact you, if need be. -Back to top-

Can I send you my order via email? Please submit your order through the website. We also will take order by phone. -Back to top-

Can I pay by check or money order? Unfortunately, we are no longer taking payments by check or money order. Payment methods we DO accept are by credit card. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. -Back to top-

I see the incense in 'gram' weights. How much incense is a gram? One stick of incense is approximately 1 gram in weight. So 10 grams would be about 10 sticks. For loose incense, makko, woods and herbs, 100 grams is just under 1/4 pound, or 3.57 ounces. -Back to top-

Hey, where is the 'dipped incense'? You will never find 'dipped incense' here. We strive to offer all natural incense produced with NO animal testing. Our incenses use only the finest ingredients and there is no need to dip the incense in oil to enhance the scent. -Back to top-

A lot of incense gives me a huge headache. Will your incense do the same? Because of the quality of our incense, our customers happily tell us that the incense we carry does not give them the headaches that other incense, particularly dipped incense gives them. Our incense contains no 'self lighting' ingredients, which often includes gun powder(!) to keep them burning. Pure, clean, rich scents is all that our incenses produce, with no headaches or sore throats. -Back to top-

When will my order ship and how will I know that? We are a very small business. It is important to us that you receive a quality product(s) that exceeds your expectations. Each order is hand packaged and shipped with the greatest care. It takes time to get it right.

With our small team, orders take 14 business days to ship (excluding holidays), and should be to you in about 3 weeks. If we require more time, we will send you a notification on the 15 business day. We sincerely appreciate your trust and patience. Please feel free to contact us at anytime regarding the status of the order.

When your order ships you will receive an email notification with the delivery confirmation number.

We ship from Minnesota and most packages arrive at their continental US destinations within 3 days of shipping. If you would like your package insured, please let us know at the time of placing your order. The cost for the insurance for shipments within the US is as follows:

Insurance Coverage
$0.01 to $50
$50.01 to $100
$100.01 to $200
$200.01 to $300
$300.01 to $400
$400.01 to $500
$500.01 to $600
plus $1.25 per $100 or fraction thereof
over $600 to $5,000.

This will be added to your final purchase cost before credit card billing. We are not responsible for packages lost or damaged during shipping once we deliver them to the Post Office. -Back to top-

Do you ship internationally? We ship worldwide! Everywhere! Shipping cost is based on final order weight. Shipping cost is ACTUAL postage cost plus $5.00 for shipping supplies, handling, and customs paperwork which includes proof of mailing. If you would like your package insured, please let us know at the time of placing your order. The cost for the insurance for shipments whose destination is outside of the US is as follows:

Indemnity Limit Not Over


All Other Countries



$1.15 for each $100.00 or fraction thereof of additional coverage.

This will be added to your final purchase cost before credit card billing. We are not responsible for packages lost or damaged during shipping once we deliver them to the Post Office. PLEASE also note that ALL duty and Customs fees are your responsibilty to pay, not ours. Please do not ask us to cover that cost so that your package can be delivered to you. -Back to top-

What if you don't have all the items on my order in stock? We carry a HUGE inventory but there are still times when we run out of an item. If this happens, and you place an order for an out-of-stock item, we will: 1.) Go ahead and bill for that item, 2.) Depending upon the expected delivery date of the out of stock item, we will either hold the entire shipment for that item to arrive, or ship the rest of your order, and 3.) Ship the missing item to you as soon as we receive it, often within 10 days. For items imported from Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan, etc. the wait time could be much longer. You will be notified on your packing slip that the item is out of stock but will be shipped as soon as possible. -Back to top-

Do you allow returns? We understand that sometimes a person will change their mind once they receive their order. In the event that you would like to return all or part of your order we will accept a return based on the following conditions:
-We must be contacted within three (3) days of delivery that you would like to return all or part of your order. Simply emailing us and saying you don't like something DOES NOT constitute a request for a return!
-You MUST email for a return authorization. Without a return authorization your return request will not be honored.
-We must receive your order back to us within ten (10) days of original delivery date.
-We must receive your return back to us in the same condition and packaging as it was shipped to you. It must be returned to us postage paid. We will NOT accept returns for incense that has been opened and 'sampled' or for burners that have been used. Items that have been sampled/used do NOT qualifiy for a refund and no refund will be given. You forfeit any refund and the merchandise is thrown away.
-Your purchase price, minus the original paid shipping cost, will be returned; however we charge a 15% restocking fee for returned items.
- If your order qualified for Free Shipping and the refund drops your order below the free shipping threshold of $85, we will also hold back the original shipping cost of $8.50 from your refund.
-Returns Note: All items are subject to inspection/approval prior to credit. We are unable to accept returns of raw incense ingredients and incense powders and still guarantee purity of product to our customers. All sales of raw incense materials and powders are final. No exceptions.

FINAL NOTE: All unauthorized returns are subject to a 50% restocking fee. Refund will be given in a store credit only. Credit must be used within 60 days of issuance. All other restrictions apply.
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Do you wholesale? Unfortunately due to the rising costs of both natural, raw ingredients and freight, we are no longer able to supply products at a wholesale price. We have discontinued our wholesale program. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. -Back to top-

Can I get a paper catalog of the products you carry? Sorry, we do not produce a paper catalog. -Back to top-

What do you consider a 'bulk' order that would require additional shipping costs? Any incense in the quantity of 500 grams or more is considered bulk. This applies to the raw ingredients like the makko, dar, laha, any raw ingredient used to make incense. All our pre-made incense is covered under flat rate shipping, no matter what quantity you buy!-Back to top-

We proudly use the United States Postal Service as our only shipper!

*Flat rate shipping does not apply to International shipments, shipping to Hawaii, Alaska, or American Territories.
For these items shipping will be calculated once the order is packed and before credit card billing.
Last updated: October 17, 2017
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