Reuse an Ananda Pure Incense Tube

his is the first post in a series I will be doing every month about recycling everyday items I use. I believe it was sometime in last year that I visited a new age shop and discovered Ananda Pure Incense. There were two things that set Ananda Pure Incense apart from other incense. First it comes in a plastic tube and second it does not use a bamboo core.

This is not a review of Ananda Pure Incense, though I will state I love the patchouli I bought. It has a great scent that lasts for a long time. You’ll know if your favorite metaphysical shop sells Ananda because the display is noticeable:

Since the Ananda incense has no bamboo core it needs the sturdy protective tube it comes in to keep the incense from breaking apart. After using up the incense I found myself with a great smelling but empty plastic tube. I came up with several ideas you can use a Ananda Pure Incense tube for and not throwing it out.

It will easily fit several pens or markers, making it easy to travel with all your writing tools in one place. Thumbtacks would fit. What I have ended up reusing the Ananda incense tube for is quarters! I live in apartment without a washer or dryer so I go to the laundry mat. The tube is perfect for storing quarters in and a convenient hooked top so I can hang the tube.

The only thing I did was clean off the label and super glue the bottom cap on. It’s a really convenient way to store my laundry quarters and handy to carry! I don’t know how environmentally friendly the plastic tube is to begin with, but it does have uses after the incense is long gone :)

I have only bought the one tube, ironically I reused the tube but decided not to buy any more incense because of the plastic tube. I might be able to find a half-dozen uses for a tube, but at some point the lifespan of the tube and where it ends up plays into my decision to buy more.

The Ananda Line announces this breakthrough incense stick product.

Pure Incense presents an advanced process in incense stick production that gives a truer, healthier, and longer burning fragrance that any other incense stick on the market today. It has no bamboo core, as is found in old-fashioned incense sticks.

As a result:

  • A Pure Incense stick burns with a true fragrance, unpolluted by the burning wood odor that the bamboo core of traditional incense sticks produce.
  • A Pure Incense stick produces a non-allergenic fragrance, because it has a natural plant base. When burning, the bamboo (a grass) core in other incense sticks can cause allergic reactions in some people.
  • A Pure Incense stick is made with cosmetic grade oil, the kind that can be applied to your skin. The typical incense stick sold to day is made with chemical grade oil. We believe that if you can’t put it on your skin, you shouldn’t breathe it into your lungs.
  • A Pure Incense stick burns for a full hour, producing an all-incense fragrance for more than twice as long as any other brand. If you prefer a shorter duration, you can easily break off only the amount that you wish to burn and save the rest for later.

Pure Incense comes attractively packaged in tubes containing 20-30 handmade sticks and has a uniquely designed universal adapter. This adapter fits most incense burners available on the market today.

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