Incense can have powerful effects on people. It calms the nerves and stimulates the brain and body’s “relaxation response”. It promotes deep relaxation, increases focus and concentration, and elevates your mood. It can also be used for purification and protection. It is often used as a tool for divination and shamanic journeying.
Many people enjoy the sense of spirituality and peace that it provides. Some people say they get a “lift” from using it and others have reported improved health. It is also easy to use.
There are many different types available, including:
There are many scents that you can choose from, depending on your preference and needs. For instance, sandalwood and lavender have a calming effect on the mind and body, rose has a soothing effect, vanilla has a pleasant scent and citrus scents like lemon and orange can give you an energy boost.
Where can I buy it?
Incense is available for purchase from Pagan specialty shops and from some larger superstores that carry a variety of spiritual supplies. It can also be found in two-dollar shops in the candle section.
The good news is that you don’t need to spend a lot of money to get the benefits.
How do I use it?
All you need is a smudge stick (usually made of bamboo) and some incense. You can burn it in a burner or use a candle.
Here are 9 simple ways to use it:
Incense is used in many different ways in modern Wicca. It can be burned as an offering to the gods and used to consecrate a space or an activity.
It can be burned as an act of devotion, or to cleanse and purify a person or an area. Incense can also be used as an aid to meditation, to enhance psychic abilities, or simply to add a pleasing aroma to a room.
The scent can do wonders for the soul, give it a try!