The Story and Vision of Incense Alchemy
100% Natural Incense handmade with wild-harvested or certified organic ingredients. Exquisite blends featuring aromatics sustainably wild-harvested in the American West. Highest quality, unique, one-of-a-kind blends you will find nowhere else.
A message from the maker Michael Cutter
"In the spring of 2018 it all started with a simple desire to start blending my own loose incense powders which quickly grew into the passion that has joyfully consumed me in its fiery glow. I never really started with an intention to create a business, I simply followed my passion and interest in working with aromatics for healing, meditation, and accessing deeper states of consciousness. This led to the dreams and visions from which these products came.
For many years, I used Japanese incense because of its purity and aesthetic, so when beginning to make my own sticks I naturally gravitated to this style (the Japanese are widely considered to be the true masters of the craft). It is the simplest, purest form of self-combustible incense available. It is also the most difficult to master as there are many variables that must come together in delicate balance. I have spent hundreds of hours developing the blends and production methods to bring these products to you. I never use potassium nitrate or synthetic ingredients - only finely ground pure, natural resins, woods, and aromatics. All ingredients are either sustainably wild-crafted or non-gmo /certified organic.
It is my intention that this incense will help you in creating an atmosphere of peace and that it will bring healing to the mind, body, and spirit. You can use this incense to aid in meditation, spiritual practice, create sacred space, cleanse energy, or create an atmosphere for welcoming guests, etc. There is no wrong way and I encourage your own creative use. I welcome your feedback.
Brightest blessings!" — Michael
The following is a poem from sixteenth century Japan
The Ten Virtues of Koh (incense)
It brings communication with the transcendent.
It refreshes mind and body.
It removes impurity.
It brings alertness.
It is a companion in solitude.
In the midst of busy affairs, it brings a moment of peace.
When it is plentiful, one never tires of it.
When there is little, still one is satisfied.
Age does not change its efficacy.
Used everyday, it does no harm.
Maker, Spiritual Healer, Creative Spirit
Michael has many passions. In addition to Incense Alchemy, Michael is a spiritual healer and community leader who has a healing practice assisting people discover life purpose and heal trauma. He is also an artist, drum maker, and graphic designer.