Incense has been around since the beginning of time. It has been used in so many different ways by people throughout time. It would be impossible to determine exactly how incense came about and for what purpose.
Itís a combination of aromatic organic materials designed to release fragrant smoke.†
The scents put out by incense can be quite strong that they have the ability to mask many undesirable smells. This led to its popularity in funeral ceremonies to mask the odor of decaying bodies.
In just about every religious sect throughout time, incense has been used during ceremonies. Each one has a different purpose for the use of incense but more than likely it will be found in all walks of religion.