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What is Alpana?

Alpana (Bengali: আলপনা) refers to colorful motifs or sacred art done with hands and paint on auspicious occasions in Bengal. Traditionally, it was drawn by the women of the house before sunset.

How long does your incense burn?

- Place Alpana incense sticks near open window for a quick 30 minute burn with smells that will linger for up to 1 1/2 hours.
- Place in a ventilated room for a 45 minute slow-burn time and a smell trail that could last up to 4 hours.

What does clean-burning mean?

Unlike regular incense, Alpana Incense is made using a proprietary method without the use of Dipropelyne Glycol (DPG). This chemical diluent, while generally considered safe for skin application, has an underlying odor ranging from sour to burnt plastic. By eliminating the use of DPG, Alpana Incense delivers true scent and eliminates any lingering bad odors for a clean-burning experience.

Clean Burning
Immediate Effects

How long before Alpana Incense takes effect?

Unlike candles, incense provides instant fragrance. You'll notice its aroma almost immediately. Additionally, incense is highly customizable, allowing you to adjust its strength. For the strongest scent, place incense within 6 feet in a well-ventilated room. If the fragrance is too strong, simply move the incense farther away until you achieve the perfect strength.


How do I use Alpana for self-care?

Alpana Incense can be incorporated into new or existing routines as a daily grounding ritual. You can also use Alpana whenever you need a whiff of fresh air. Use it to set the mood for date night or use it to set intentions for your week. Self-care possibilities with Alpana are endless.

What payment methods do you accept?

At this time, we accept all major credit cards providers, Apple Pay and PayPal payments only. All payments are 100% secure and compliant with highest e-commerce standards. 

What is your return policy?

At Alpana Incense, we are dedicated to providing our discerning clientele with only the finest in olfactory experiences. Our strict quality control standards ensure that each of our products is of the highest caliber. However, should you require a return, we are pleased to offer a comprehensive return policy. Please know that we are here to assist you every step of the way. Read the full return policy here.

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