How to Start Agarbatti Manufacturing Business from Flower Waste?

Start Agarbatti and Dhoopbatti manufacturing business from flower waste– India is very religious country and largely use agarbatti (Incense Sticks), dhoopbatti and Havan Cups (Rituals cups) in all religious occasions. The demand of agarbatti is high in local as well as international markets. So if you want to start agarbatti manufacturing business then it can be very profitable for you.

You can collect the dried flowers from the religious places like Temples, Church, Mosque and in big functions like marriage, receptions, birthdays, etc. and recycle them into havan cups, agarbatti, and dhoopbatti and start a unique startup in your area. This business is completely eco-friendly and help to save the environment.

You can start this business in your part time or full time because it don’t require a lot of manual works. In this article, let discuss all the information like investment, machineries, area, profit margin, etc.


If we talk about the machines, then to convert the dried flowers into powder you need pulverizer machine and to make the paste you need mixer. You can select the machine as per your requirement i.e if you want to start only agarbatti then you can buy the agarbatti machine or dhoopbatti machine or havan cups making machines.


You can start this business in home i.e it is home based business which you can start in very less area. If you want to start small scale agarbatti making business then you need approx. 1000 to 1200 Sq.ft of land. Area also depends on your plant capacity and the number of machineries.

Raw Materials

  • Flowers
  • Rounded Bamboo Sticks
  • Perfume Solution (Made from concentrated perfumes or essential oils)
  • For packing you will need plastics, threads, and carton boxes.


First thing you need is, to collect all the flowers from religious places, halls, marriages, etc, and separate them from the thread and segregate them other materials. This flowers are dried under the direct sunlight for approx. 3 to 4 days. When the flower petals are completely dried then it is passed to the pulverizer machine to make it into the dried powder.

Then the pulverised flower powder and water are mixed in the mixture machine and convert into paste. This paste is then added into the agarbatti making machine, where the paste get rolls on the sticks. The next step is to dip the agarbatti into perfume solution like jasmine, rose, sandal wood, etc. and the final product is ready to sell in the market after packaging and branding.

If you want to make dhoopbatti, the same mixture is added to the dhoopbatti making machine, where the final product is packaged to sell in the market. In the same way, you can make the havan cups using the havan cups making machine. To give all the product the structural strength, there are dried in the sunlight.

Investment and Profitability

Before starting any business, we have to make the appropriate plan of investment and should have the capital to run the business for at least six month before getting any profits and also the time period of return of investment. To start agarbatti manufacturing business from flower waste, all the cost of machineries are approx. 5 to 8 lakhs rupees. These numbers can vary according to the size and type of machines like fully automatic or semi automatic plant.

If your daily production capacity of the plant is 500 Kg of product like agarbatti or dhoopbatti and the market rate of your product is 70 rupees per Kg, then you can have sales of 35,000 per day. If you remove all the machineries, raw materials and labour cost then the net profit you can earn is 2500 to 3000 rupees per day. Please remember all these figure are for the large scale agarbatti making machine plan.

Power Requirement

You can start this business using the three connection phase of load approx. 3 to 5 kW electricity.


You can easily start this business using 10 to 12 workers. There is no heavy works in this business so this is one of the best business ideas for women in India.

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