Various types of Incense are made with Aromatic Plants, Oils and Resins that emit Pleasant Aromas when combusted or heated. Obviously, there are also Poor Quality Incense which are produced using Chemicals and emit Toxic Air Pollutants. These pollutants are not only harmful to People, but also to our Pets.

When burned, Poor Quality Incense can produce Volatile Organic Compounds such as Benzene, Formaldehyde, Butadiene and Styrene, along with Toxic Gases like Carbon Monoxide and Carbon Dioxide, according to a Website article published in the May 2013 issue of "Environmental Monitoring and Assessment."  These chemicals are harmful to both People and Pets but because the lungs of our Pets are More Sensitive to Environmental Pollutants than those of Humans, the Toxic Gases emitted from Incense may have a Greater Effect on them, according to several Animal Advice websites.

Therefore, when burning Incense inside your home, do it in a well-ventilated area, because Pets have a much more Sensitive Sense Of Smell than humans, the Scent Of Aromatherapy products like Incense may bother them, causing similar issues to Humans like Headaches, according to Radford G. Davis in "Caring for Family Pets."

In addition, it is wise to keep any Incense out of your Pet's reach so that he doesn't accidentally ingest it, which may cause some tummy upset.

National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), tested a variety of Incense products both Poor Quality Incense and Natural Incense. It was found that the Poor Quality Incense HAD Emission rates of the gaseous pollutants sufficient to cause Poor Indoor Air Quality and exceeded the Outdoor Concentrations specified by the NAAQS under certain conditions.                                                              The Poor Quality Incense samples that were tested filled a room with thick smoke containing Carbon Monoxide (CO), Nitric Oxide (NO), and Sulphur Dioxide (SO2).  Under these conditions, it poses a health risk to EVERYONE so why buy Poor Quality Incense?

Just a thought; Pet owners who use Cigarettes and other tobacco products know it contains Nicotine. E-cigarette liquid is used to recharge the cartridge for an e-cigarette and the liquid is flavoured making the product more appealing. The amount of Nicotine in these bottles could easily kill a Dog if the contents were ingested.

Tobacco Products have the potential to cause Severe Vomiting, Depression, an Elevated Heart Rate, Decrease in Blood Pressure, Seizures, Respiratory Failure plus in severe cases, even Death in Humans, BUT it can also harm Pets TOO, YET some People still consider it is ok to smoke around their Pets!!

Natural Incense ~ Even if you have more than one pet and your house is smelling of them, you can use an Air Purifier such as Incense in your home as it is the Most Effective Way to remove smells and it lingers so it removes Odours for Longer. Natural Incense gives you the possibility of maintaining Animal Wellbeing due to the different scents avaliable from Incense which can benefit our Pets in a similar way to Humans, helping Relaxation, Sleep, Anxiety as well as during Alternative Treatments such as Reiki.                                                                                                                                                   Scented and more believe in using and therefore selling only The Best, Natural & Pure Incense, Oils, and other products used to enhance any Environment by emitting scent. Our own dogs lived till old age (12 & 16 yrs. Old) and lived around our Incense and other products All their lives.  We would Never have exposed them to any TOXIC, CHEMICAl-BASED or POISONOUS products.

We have seen Incense production first hand whilst in India, where we met many different Incense Manufacturers, some brands we DO NOT sell despite them being “the most familiar product sold in UK” – what we saw was a confirmation of what we had been told by other members of the Incense Industry: dirty premises, unlabelled barrels contain black slimy liquid, disorganised preparation areas and dipping trays containing more unmistakable smelly chemicals, yet as a comparison, when we visited the brands we offer, we saw clean, tidy working areas, barrels with raw ingredients such as herbs, mixed powders and resins ready to be mixed plus there was No Foul Chemical Odour.
We can confirm that the sight we saw only made us more aware that Poor Quality Incense is still being produced but also there are still brands which use traditional, Ethical and Natural Methods and Ingredients.
References: ~ Radford G. Davis in "Caring for Family Pets." ~ National Ambient Air Quality Standards -USA