The term dhoop originates from the dhoop tree, found in  eastern India—whose chips give out a rich fragrance when burnt. Dhoop or Dhoopbatti or Dhoopbathi differs from Agarbathi/Incense stick in many senses. Physically, the two are completely different. Sticks are not used in dhoop and dhoop is a paste of the combustible material only.This paste is slightly damp unlike the incense sticks, which are completely dry. The chemical composition of dhoopbatti is also different.But the popular dhoop—black-colored putty—is essentially a mixture of ghee, herbs and wood chips. It is, in effect, a miniature form of havan.

Agarbatti :

The term Agarbatti originates from the "Agar" or Aloes wood, the original incense which became synonymous with the word and "bathi" meaning stick. Agarbatti/Incense Stick is an item manufactured from aromatic biotic materials consisting of powdered wood, charcoal, barks, seeds, leaves, roots, rhizomes, flowers etc. with some essential oil, mineral oil, resins , gums and aromatic chemicals, the paste of which applied on to a bamboo core stick or dipping an unscented "blank" (non-perfume stick) into a mixture of perfumes and/or essential oils. Throughout the history, a wide variety of materials have been used in making incense.

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