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Bakhoor is a name given to woodchip pieces derived from Oud, Agarwood or Aloeswood. These woodchips are coated in natural ingredients such as musk, ambergris, sandalwood or flower oils. When burned, it lets off a sweet, pleasant, scented smoke.

This is commonplace in the middle east. People commonly use it  on special occasions such as weddings or when receiving guests. It is also used generally to get rid of bad odours and make the home smell nice 

In Yemen and some other Arab countries it is made by hand using the ‘’baking method’’. This is where resins are made by baking, very similar to clay in which fire is not used.

in our times due to demand, it is commonly manufactured on a larger scale in factories. However, the end result is still the same.


Various Bakhoor Scents

There are many types of fragrances available and consumers are not short of options. More traditionally, scents such as oud, musk and flower oils where used.

In our times due to advancement in manufacturing you can now find more interesting scents used such as bubblegum, chocolate and even coffee. Yes, Coffee!!

Normally, the manufacturer will soak the woodchips in the desired fragrance and leave it for some time. The woodchips then absorb and retain all of that desired scent. The more you soak the woodchips, the stronger the scent. 

This process enhances the smell of the bakhoor. It also enables manufacturers to get the desired scent they are looking for.

You can take a look at our various scents in our online store:

How to Burn Your Bakhoor

Using the good old traditional method, you would place a piece of woodchip on top of burning coal that would be sitting on a special burner. There are various styles of burners available, one should choose according to their taste.

Recently, electrical burners have popped up on the market. This method does not require coal. All you do is simply click the on switch and place your woodchip on top.

Once you have done this, it will then start to slowly release smoke with a lovely fragrance.

(Refer to the bottom of the article for a step-by-step guide)

Get Your Blocks From Trusted Suppliers

Unfortunately, some traders of bakhoor are careless when it comes to what is contained in its ingredients. Always make sure that you source from trusted retailers and manufacturers in order to ensure that no nasty chemicals are mixed up inside.

All of our products undergo a strict quality control procedure and are all approved and pass the necessary regulations.

We are a trusted supplier and retailer with over 15 years’ experience working with over 10,000 clients.

Our products are manufactured by big brands such as Ard Al Zaafaran, Nabeel and Swiss Arabian in the UAE. These brands have been operating for many years and are recognized and trusted globally.

Reasons Why You Should Use Bakhoor

  • Creates a peaceful, tranquil, refreshing, and uplifting atmosphere
  • Keeps the mind alert and gives the mind leisure when it is busy
  • Burning it is a soothing and uplifting activity
  • Removes odors from the house
  • The scent lasts up to 1 day
  • More cost effective as opposed to air fresheners

How To Choose Quality Bakhoor

If you are new to bakhoor then you need to pay attention. This is how to pick the best quality…

Always check the scent. If it is strong, then most likely the product is going to be quality and you will get the most out of it.

Big brand manufacturers value the making process and use top grade material. Always go for trusted brands from trusted suppliers. Some traders use and sell products that contain low grade material. Avoid these.

Step-by-step Guide to Burning Bakhoor

To burn bakhoor at home, you will require the following:

  1. Bakhoor chips
  2. Bakhoor burner
  3. Charcoal discs

Once you have these three things then follow the steps below:

  1. Place a charcoal disc inside the burner
  2. Apply fire (matchstick or lighter) to the coal until you see sparks
  3. Wait until a grey layer forms over the coal
  4. Place a piece of bakhoor woodchip on to the disc
  5. Enjoy the fragrance of bakhoor

If you are using an electrical burner then simply:

  1. Place batteries inside or plug it in
  2. Place a woodchip on top

We hope you have found this article helpful. Check out our range of bakhoor here

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