Subtle Bodies is a range of products grounded in purity, quality and tradition. They source and share the world's finest fragrant woods, to bring you traditional incense that is pure, natural and inspiring.
Made solely from ground wood and natural binder, their incense is an exercise in simplicity and purity of material. Their products aim to enhance your everyday rituals by creating a space beyond the physical.
Based in Melbourne and reaching to locations around the world, Subtle Bodies explore the woods and processes used in traditional, high grade incense. They share nature's raw materials and offer an exceptional, natural product - free of perfumes, oils and additives.
They draw on the knowledge and expertise of specialists around the world so they can confidently supply the finest fragrant wood incense available.
Their Japanese style incense sticks have only two ingredients; the fragrant wood as their name suggests and a natural binding agent from either Machilus thunbergii (tabu-no-ki tree) or Litsea glutinosa (brown beech tree). As each incense stick uses a different raw wood, variations between them are clearly apparent - not only in the scent but also the physical appearance and texture. Subtle Bodies incense is not made with any generic base wood, perfume, oil, added colour, or bamboo sticks.
Each of their incense varieties are sourced from independent manufacturers worldwide, individually selected for the quality of their incense as well as their connection to proper forestry practice. All have a lasting connection with the plantations that grow the trees and a fascination with the type of wood they choose to work with. The resulting product is a traditional, pure ingredient incense of exceptional quality - smokey, natural and raw.
According to various teachings, the subtle body is one of many non-physical energies or psycho-spiritual bodies constituent in all living beings. The concept of each subtle body corresponding to a different plane of existence, in a hierarchy or great chain of being is a common philosophical element in many traditions around the world.