Benefits & Reasons for Burning incense

Scents, aromas, fragrances and the many ways they can be described can be used to create specific responses. For instance the aromas released into a space can; encourage relaxation, aid in sleep, promote poor concentration, stimulate creativity, increase motivation and heighten sexual desire. 

Relax and unwind - Curl up on the sofa with a cup of tea, a book and some chilled-out music. Light a incense cone and unwind as the soft fragrances further enhance this time, allowing you to give yourself some me time and space away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Reduce stress and anxiety - A step up from relaxing is to reduce the body’s activities like heart rate and breathing. Also to encourage your mind to stop worrying and racing from one thing to another. To do this, run a hot bath so that it steams up your bathroom; light some candles and an Incense cone or two and unwind from the weeks stress. Deep breathing will assist in releasing any tension.

Meditation - Incense is used widely in many religious practices to deepen attention, heighten senses and uplift one’s own spirit when practicing meditation. Traditionally, the passing of time was also measured by the burning of incense sticks.

Spirituality - The burning of Incense can act as a doorway to spirituality, formal or informal, recognised religion or secular. Incense is and has been used for thousands of years in daily use in many religions of the world – Hinduism, Buddhism and Christianity. 

Generosity and Mindfulness - Whether formal or informal, religious or aesthetic, you create good Karma by taking an incense stick and lighting it as an offering. A simple way to do something, without expectation of return. An act of generosity and letting go.

Stimulate creativity - A well-selected fragrance can be used to enhance your own abilities, stimulate ideas and improve mental performance.