This article will teach you a very simple way to make agarbatti at home. It is easy to do and lots of fun. As you experiment, and try new things, you might even hit upon a "formula" or a "recipie" that is so good that everybody will want to buy agarbatti from you. Many people have turned their agarbatti making hobby into a big business.
Basically, all you need to do is "get or make" your own bamboo sticks. Then coat them in "essential oils" that have a beautiful fragrance. Then let them become completely dry 24 hours and they will be ready for use.
The easiest way to get blank agarbatti sticks is to buy them online. You should be able to find them at a very cheap rate. All you have to do is search for "buy bamboo sticks online india" in Google. They should be available on Ebay.in, Amazon.in etc. They usually come in packs of 100 sticks, 8 inches long for around Rs.125-200.
You can also make your own blank agarbatti sticks. However, you will have to do some more work.
Basically, what you need to do is, go buy some bamboo from the market in your city and keep cutting it and splitting it until you have many sticks.
Below is a video of how these bamboo sticks are made using a machine. If you are considering starting an agarbatti making business then maybe you should buy a machine like the one in the video. However, if you want to make them by yourself by hand then too see the video. It will give you an idea about the process. The only difference is you will have to do everything that the machine does, but by hand using a knife or blade of some sort.
This is the fun and the easy part. What you need to do is get yourself some essential oils. There are many different types of essnatial oils available in the market. You can go to a shop in your city or you can buy these online. Here are some places where you can buy essential oils of different fragrances online: Flipkart Essential Oils Section or Essentialoil.in
Once you get the essential oils of your choice, what you have to do next is very simple. Let me show you a great video on the topic. The video has been skipped ahead to the part that is relevant to us.
Now, the lady in the video was mixing 3 different essential oils in some proportion to make a particular fragrance. You can try to mix different essential oils in different quantities to make different fragrances. You have to keep experimenting. Maybe you will hit upon a recipe that will make your agarbattis famous and start a big business. Best of luck!
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