Benefits of Burning Incense

Incense Benefits

Benefits of Burning Incense

Burning incense has been a cultural phenomena since the times of ancient Egypt and throughout time has been purported to have many inherent benefits, varying from health, to wealth. I’m going to discuss some reasons why people burn incense and some of the benefits which have been attributed to incense over the years:
  • Religious Offering
Throughout many regions of the world including the incense capital of the world, India, incense is commonly used as a religious offering or puja. It is not uncommon to see quite a lot of incense sticks burning outside or incense of Hindu or Buddhist temples.
  • Meditation
Meditation requires a calm and peaceful mind. Many practitioners feel that incense helps them focus during their meditation sessions. Fragrances I would recommend for meditation would include sandalwood, lotus, and nag champa.
  • Relaxation
Many people find incense to be quite relaxing. A calming scent combined with a good book and a soothing cup of tea can do wonders for the soul. A hot bath also pairs quite nicely with a stick of incense. Fragrances I would recommend for relaxation would include lavender, sandalwood, and frankincense.
  • Appreciation of Other Cultures
Incense has remained a cultural phenomena since the times of ancient Egypt and nearly all of Asia has contributed to it’s lore at some point in history. The art of burning incense has taken many forms through the years and by burning it you can experience some of the same traditions practiced by these ancient cultures.
  • Kill Odors
Incense easily destroys and eliminates surround odors. Some scents are more pungent then others but it shouldn’t be hard to find a scent that matches your needs.
  • Sexual Desire
For the more promiscuous, exotic floral scents such as rose or jasmine are thought to be aphrodisiacs and increase desire and lust.
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