The Monpas are also experts in the art of making incense. The basic raw materials used by the Monpas in making incense are the leaves and the stems of juniper tree, while other ingredients used are several different herbs locally known as balu, solu, adung-karpo, shole-karpo etc. For adhesive, the bark of trees, locally known by the name of yang-yang-ma and dhongze is used. It is generally used during religious ceremony and for purification of surroundings.