Reviewed by Julie Jessup
I was very happy to receive a sample of hand rolled incense sticks and a holder to review for Vie. I love the aroma of all kinds of natural smells in my home, especially when it eliminates the smell of dog! I also love to relax and meditate, and I have found lighting incense sticks helps me to do this.
The sticks I received came from a company called Global 1st. This company sales various natural products made by Vie. When I had a look at the website I was very surprised at how reasonable all the items are priced at. If you are a first time user you can sign up and get ten per cent off of your order.
We are all encouraged to purchase natural, eco, sustainable, recyclable and ethnically sourced products. We all know is a fantastic thing to do not only for ourselves but for the planet, however a lot of these products are usually very expensive. You will be amazed when you see this company can provide these things are such an affordable price.
The Vie range started off by successfully selling anti mosquito products, from that the company evolved. They wanted to help people that had deficiencies in Vitamin B12 and Vitamin D, this lead to the launch of body patches that absorb the vitamin into the body. Not only have they managed to supply these they have added to the range of therapeutic products. These products are in the Vie-Healthcare range.
There are three Vie Ranges, the next consists of Vie-Gourmet which includes products for the kitchen.
Then they have the Vie-naturals range, within this range the company have tried to eliminate plastics and waste as much as possible. This is the category that the incense sticks can be found.
They come in six packets of 20 for an incredible £2.95 a pack. Or you can buy a mixed pack that includes all of them for £12.95. I really am amazed at these prices as I personally have paid a lot more from other companies.
The incense sticks are all hand rolled in Java so a lot of work has gone into them. They are made with natural plant-based materials and fragrance oils. The aromas are Vanilla, Sandalwood, Lotus and White Musk, Lavender, Jasmine, Cinnamon all lightly fragranced.
The two packets that I received are Cinnamon and lotus and White Musk they smell utterly divine. I was also sent a basic wooden incense stand.
I would always suggest you follow the instructions which are printed on the back of the packaging.
You place the stick upright on the holder, away from drafts and anything inflammable. Light the tip of the incense stick and let it burn for just a few second, then you blow out the flame leaving the stick to gently smoke and let off the beautiful relaxing aroma of wild herbs and fragrance oils. They really do help to relax, calm and clear your body, mind and soul. Please remember do not leave burning items unattended, keep away from open flames, children and pets.
They now have an ever growing selection of everyday practical products.
I would certainly consider buying this to put in with my friends Christmas presents.
RRP: from £2.95
For more information or to buy visit global1st.co.uk.