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Buddhist Sonae Koh Ceremony & Supplies

Buddhist Sonae Koh Ceremony & Supplies

Preparing Censer for
Sonae Koh Ceremony
Traditional Buddhist Style Burning
Incense Woods & Incense

Items Needed: Incense bowl with legs, white ash, a Koh (Incense) press, Makko powder, granulated or chipped incense.


1. Fill bowl 4/5 full with white rice ash. Tap bowl on bottom to compact ash.

2. A Koh press is used to make an indention in the white ash in the incense bowl.

3. Fill depression with Makko powder

4. Place the Koh press lightly on top of the makko to compress, and then remove.

5. Light a 1" piece of incense stick, press soflty against the side of the censer to bend gently. Then place lit end down into the makko. Twist to break off tip and place the stick on top of the makko. Start at the end of depression--bottom right.

6. The makko will begin to to burn and you can place loose incense, shokoh, aloeswood chips, or sandalwood chips on top of the burning makko.

Only place ingredients on the burning part and continue as it burns around the censer.

NEW! Baieido Ceremonial Incense Chips
These mixtures are used in Buddhist ceremonial burners for purification and offerings. Sandalwood, Aloes wood, Cloves, Camphor, Star Anise, as well as many other natural ingredients are combined according to traditional Buddhist texts to create the ultimate in Aromatherapy! The burning of these raw materials releases the highest amounts of the special hidden phytochemicals from within them. It is these subtle natural chemicals that can heal our bodies as well as expand our consciousness. This is why these kinds of raw incenses have been used by almost all religions from the beginnings of time. These are best used with the Makko base available below

White Chaff Ash - Baieido
A 2 ounce box of fine White Chaff Ash. White Chaff Ash is used to fill your incense cup or bowl as a base material to support burning incense sticks, charcoals or makko trails.

Ash permits charcoals and makko trails to breathe from all sides for a complete and uniform burn. This is much more efficient than using sand, salt, or earth; each of which only permit a flow of oxygen from the above the surface.

Ideal for use with incense sticks, charcoal burning, Kodo ceremony, and makko trail burning.

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Sutoko Jirushi Chips
A wonderful mixture of Aloes wood, Sandalwood, and many other spices. It is gentle and calms the mind from the hurry of the world.
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Byakudan / Mysore Sandalwood Chips - Baieido
Byakudan sandalwood is the finest grade of sandalwood the Japanese call "Old Mountain." Byakudan is true Mysore Sandalwood, a very rare and wonderfully fragrant heartwood. Accept no imitations and enjoy the best in Sandalwood heartwood.

Made from the legally harvested heartwood of the sandal tree native to Mysore, India. Regulated by India, this grade of sandalwood is quickly becoming difficult to find and only select companies like Baieido, who have been trading with India for over 300 years, can obtain it.

Mysore heartwood has been used for thousands of years in initiation ceremonies as well as for meditation, perfurmery, medicinal use and of course, just simply relaxing and enjoying one of nature's treasures.

Approximately 25 grams of Byakudan chips are packaged in an attractive box decorated with Japanese Kanji.

We must say that this is the most heavenly sandalwood we have ever personally experienced. Great for burning on charcoal, mica, makko, or for use in making your own incense mixtures. Please enjoy!

Family: Santalaceae

Synonyms: Chandan, East Indian sandalwood, white sandalwood, yellow sandalwood, the Great Receiver (due to the oils ability to absorb the aromatic molecules of other oils, hence it's use in true Indian "Attars").

Origin: India, Indonesia, Ceylon, Australia, Pacific Islands, etc. The finest quality comes from the forests of India; Karnataka, Mysore, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh.

Parts Used: heartwood, roots

Aroma Description: soft, sweet, woody base note with a delicate, spicy, oriental undertone

Emotional Attributes: relaxing, cleansing/purifying, strengthening, sleep, meditation, sensuous, love

Cosmetic Uses: perfumery, aromatherapy; skin rejuvenation

Culinary Uses: essence is used to flavor syrups and milk desserts in India

Medicinal Attributes: bittersweet astringent herb that cools the body, calms the mind, relieves spasms, improves digestion. It has diuretic, analgesic and antiseptic effects, often used externally for skin complaints

Element Association: Water

Magical Associations: healing, spirituality, protection, peace

Astrological Association: Cancer, Leo, Libra, Pisces, Taurus, Aries

Planetary Association: Moon

Season: Spring, Summer

Aromatic Note: Base note

Essential Oil: Yes, steam distilled essential oils and C02 extracts are available. Sandalwood is an widely used base note and fixative for the perfume industry. Threatened Species Alert: The 2007 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species now includes Sandalwood, Santalum album.

Mixes Well With: excellent all around base ingredient - aloeswood, benzoin, borneol camphor, cassia, catnip, cedar, chamomile, cinnamon, clove, copal-black, juniper, labdanum, lavender, musk seed, nutmeg, palo santo wood, patchouli, rhubarb, rose, saffron, sandarac, spikenard, star anise, storax, tolu balsam, turmeric, vanilla, vetiver, etc.

Medical Disclaimer: Information on this web site is for entertainment purposes only. This information is NOT intended as medical advice or for use as diagnosis or treatment of a health problem or as a substitute for consulting a licensed medical professional.

See also our Sandalwood Oil
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Jinko (Aloeswood) Chips - Baieido
Jinko (Aloeswood) has long been the favorite incense ingredient of Japan. Here Baieido presents us with a wonderful box of chipped Indonesian Aloeswood.

Aloeswood (Agarwood) has long been renowned as a reliever of stress. Many treatments in ancient medicine include the use of Aloeswood to cure mental illness. It is said to heal the mind and deepen faith.

It is the preferred incense in many faiths for meditation and ceremonies. We use this Jinko in many of our own hand made incense mixtures.

This is a box of 25 grams of fine Jinko chips from Indonesia.

We also offer:

Extra Jinko Chips
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Raw Aloeswood Sampler
Four premium raw Aloeswoods (agarwood) in an affordable sampler pak. Enjoy exquisite pure aloeswoods from Baieido Incense Co. of Japan; fine incense makers since 1657.

Each Aloeswood Sampler Pak contains 1 gram each of Baieido's four premium raw Vietnamese and Indonesian aloeswoods.

1gm - Hakusui
1gm - Ogurayama
1gm - Tsukigase
1gm - Kokonoenokumo

Ideal for Kodo style incense burning.

Price: $55 / 4 grams total
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Tsukigase - (Pure Aloeswood) - per gram
Sublime Pure Vietnamese Aloeswood (agarwood) from Baieido.

Baieido's masters has been carefully selecting incense ingredients since 1657. Here they present us with beautiful pure chunks of some of the finest Vietnamese Aloeswood available in the world.

Aloeswood is highy valued for its refined and aged aroma. It is used by physicians for treatment of many ailments including mental illness. It is highly psychoactive and is effective in bringing us into a closer communication with our spiritual side.

Experience one of natures finest gifts! Excellent for Koh doh or Tea Ceremony use and of course, for any special time you simply want to enjoy fine Aloes wood.

Tsukigase is the pure aloeswood that is used in Baieido's stick formulas of Kaden Kobunboku and Kai Un Koh.

$12.50 per gram
$55.25 / 5 grams
$116.00 / 15 grams in Origami Package
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Hakusui - (Pure Aloeswood) - per gram
Premium Pure Vietnamese Aloeswood (agarwood) in it's purest form, raw aloeswood chunks; each an artform in itself. Here Baieido's incense masters present us with a smoother, more subtle yet "hot" or "spicy" aloeswood in pure chunks.

Hakusui is translated as "White Water" or perhaps "Pure Water."

This is a very high grade of pure aloeswood. Hakusui is the aloeswood used in Baieido's Tokusen Syukohkoku, Koh En, Hakusui and Ensei Spicy aloeswood stick formulas.

Experience one of natures' most prized gifts in the world!

Pure Hakusui is available by the gram or in a beautiful 15 gram Origami package.

$22.75 - per gram
$103 - 5 grams
$270.00 - 15 gram Origami Package
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Makko / Incense Trail  Style Incense Kit **Out of Stock**
Here's everything you need to start burning natural incense trails.

Incense Trails date back to the ancient Chinese, who used this method of incense burning to measure time. Many Buddhist temples worldwide still use this style of incense burning for their "Sonae koh" incense ceremonies. Incense trail burning is very easy to do and provides a simple economical method for enjoying the burning of natural incense ingredients.

An imprint is made in a bowl of ash using a koh press. The impression is then filled with makko powder. One end of the makko trail is then lit using a small incense stick or match. As the makko trail burns incense mixtures are sprinkled on top and release their aroma.

An alternative method of using this style is to combine a loose incense mixture with makko powder and then fill the ash depression with this combined fragrant mixture.

This ancient method was used to keep time and very elaborate and exotic incense burners called "incense seals" were used as clocks.

Materials included:
Handcrafted incense bowl - (see bowl)
White rice ash - 2oz box
Makko - 100 grams
Wooden Koh press
5 grams - Zuikin Jirushi Chips (sandalwood, herbs)
5 grams - Tokko Jirushi Chips (sandalwood, spices)
5 grams - Sutoko Jirushi Chips (aloeswood, sandalwood, herbs)
Instructions Brochure

Enjoy the sublime pleasures and exotic fragrances of sandalwood, aloeswood, herbs and spices from the incense masters of Baieido of Japan. Have fun creating your own mixtures and experimenting with recipes for special occasions and seasons. Incense trails are lots of fun and filled with rich aromatic rewards! **Out of Stock**
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