Frequently Asked Questions
Q1: What is Bakhoor?
Bakhoor is a form of incense (powder, wood chips, and solid wood) that has been soaked in perfume oil and mixed with other natural ingredients such as natural resin and essential oils to release fragrant smoke in the surroundings. It is very popular in the Middle East.
Q2: What is the difference between Attar and Perfume?
Attars are fragrances in 'oil' form while perfumes are 'spray' form. Attar perfumes are concentrated natural fragrances derived from botanical sources in form of base oil. While perfumes typically come in spray form as they contain alcohol.
Q3: What is Attar made out of?
Attar is a natural perfume oil derived from botanical sources, such as flowers (jasmine, rose, sandalwood and more), herbs, spices, or barks. Oils can also be expressed by chemical means but generally natural perfumes which qualify as Attars are distilled naturally.
Q4: How do you store Attar?
We recommend that you store fragrance oils in a cool dark place away from light and heat.
Q5: What is the shelf life of Attar?
Approximately 2 years. When stored properly, fragrance and flavor oils have a stable shelf life of 2 years. Fragrance and flavor oils do not need to be refrigerated.
Q6: How can I make my Attar long lasting?
To make it last for the whole day, apply a small drop on the wrists, back of your ears, neck and other pulse points. The fragrance intensifies with the heat of your body causing it to last the whole day.
Q7: What is the difference between Perfume and Eau de Parfum?
Eau De Parfum is historically genderless, used to describe both men’s and women’s fragrances. It contains 15 – 20 percent pure perfume essence and lasts for about five to eight hours.
Perfume is the most concentrated and expensive of all fragrance options. Slightly oilier, perfume, or parfum, is composed of 20 to 30 percent pure perfume essence. A single application of perfume can last up to 24 hours.
Q8: What is Incense?
Incense is a smoke-emitting substance. It’s made of natural materials that can be burned to create a fragrant, aromatic smoke. Different kinds of incense have different scents and materials. Some examples are cedar or rose. Some are made with resins, while others are made with powders. Incense is used to freshen up the scent of indoor areas, for spiritual purposes, for health, and more.
Q9: What is the difference between an Electric and Charcoal burner?
An electric burner is an easy and convenient way to burn incense. It simply needs a power source and incense and you are good to go. However, the charcoal burner is the traditional way of burning incense. Although, it requires a few more steps than the electric burner, it is still the more efficient one. You need to light the charcoal first and wait for it to get hot. Then you add the incense and enjoy the fragrance.
Q10: Where should I spray my perfume to last longer?
- Your wrists
- Inside your elbows
- On your neck
- Below your midriff
- Behind your knees
Q11: Do I have to buy a new lighter once the gas finishes?
No, we have butane gas refills available on the website which you can purchase and use on your present lighter.
Q12: Can I use the jet flame lighter for baking?
Yes, you can use your jet flame lighter or torch to caramelize the top of your desserts.
Q13: Can the rechargeable burner be used in the car?
Yes, our rechargeable incense burners can easily be used in the car.
Q14: What is Loban used for?
Loban is being used since ages in Islam for fumigating houses, mosques and other surroundings.
Q15: What is Loban?
Loban which is also known as guggal dhoop. bakhoor, bukhur, benzoin etc. in different languages is made from the resin of loban tree which is extracted by making incision in the stem or bark of the tree.
- Fragrances are naturally created using base oils from plants and other organic substances. As such, the fragrances and smells of the oils will change throughout the year. Fragrances that are not synthetically manufactured are created using real ingredients that are subject to seasonal weather and other environmental factors.
- The body oils we provide are ONLY for topical use. Avoid contact with eyes. If you do get oils in your eye, flush the eye with cold water or milk. If stinging continue, please get medical help.
- Do not consume the body oils. Keep body oils and fragrance oils away from children and pets to ensure that they are not consumed. If body oils are consumed in a large quantity, please seek medical care immediately.
- If you are allergic to certain plants or fruits, please be careful when using the oils. If you notice any reactions or changes in your skin after using the oils, please seek medical care before the symptoms worsen.
- Body oils and fragrance oils will not cure any illnesses or medically diagnosed problems. If you are using the oils for therapy, please inform your therapist or under the guidance of your health care provider.
- We claim no responsibility for misuse or abuse of the oils by our customers.