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Making of Baieido incense - Inspection of raw materialsMaking of Baieido incense - The woods are crushed to a fin powderMaking of Baieido incense - Other ingredients are added to the wood powderMaking of Baieido incense - The mixture is passed through a sieve
1. It all starts in the laboratory with the rigorous inspection of raw materials: herbs, Aloe wood, sandalwood, etc.2. The sandalwood or aloe wood, once the controls have been passed, are crushed and reduced to a fine powder.3. The different ingredients are added to the fine wood powder depending on the incense produced. More or less Sandalwood or Aloes, herbs, essential oils, etc.4. The dry mixture is then passed through a tight sieve to remove impurities.
Making of Baieido incense - The powder is mixed with water to obtain the Making of Baieido incense - The mass is extruded through a dieMaking of Baieido incense - The sticks are aligned on a wooden boardMaking of Baieido incense - The incense sticks are cut into different lengths
5. The powder obtained is then mixed with water and worked until a paste with a consistency close to clay called "tama" is obtained.6. This mass is then introduced into a container and extruded through a die pierced with small holes (process identical to the manufacture of spaghetti, etc.)7. Coming out of the machine, these "spaghetti" are delicately spread out on a wooden board and very carefully aligned. Very important phase for obtaining very straight sticks once dry.8. Once properly aligned, the incense is cut into different lengths depending on the type of incense and its end use.
Making of Baieido incense - The sticks are left to dry for several daysMaking of Baieido incense - The sticks are checkedMaking of Baieido incense - The sticks are weighed adn tied toetherMaking of Baieido incense - The rolls are inspected and packaged for sale
9. The aligned and cut incense sticks are left on their wooden plank and put to dry. Drying takes several days in summer and up to 10 days in winter.10. The incense sticks, once dry, are carefully checked by hand and any stick that is not perfectly straight is removed.11. The sticks are weighed and tied with paper strips to keep them tight.12. The resulting rolls are inspected a final time and packaged for sale.