Incense has deep spiritual and historical roots that stretch back thousands of years across a broad spectrum of religious and cultural traditions. From the practices of Hinduism to Christianity, burning incense has long been a part of spiritual and physical well being. While much of today’s society has lost touch with the incredible benefits of incense in the modern age, we think it’s safe to say that our ancestors were on to something. In today’s hectic world, this ancient tradition can have a variety of psychological and health benefits for you and your family.
Natural Incense Sticks and the Forgotten Sense
Do you remember learning about the five senses as a child? Well let’s recap for a second:
Sometimes it seems like scent is a long-forgotten cousin in this family; we constantly think about the benefits of touch, taste, sight and hearing, but we rarely consider the importance of scent. And when we do, it’s usually a negative experience. Scent is powerful, for better or for worse. A hand-dipped natural incense stick is an amazing tool that allows us to use this sense for good, welcoming us into a whole new world (yes, just made a Disney reference, because why not).
Healing the Mind
Burning incense will bring you a host of mental and spiritual rewards. For thousands of years, monks and other religious leaders have used incense to help promote peace, tranquility, and calmness. Even today, incense remains an integral part of many meditation traditions across the globe. Similarly, we can use incense to calm our racing minds. You can pick a soothing scent to help you take that mental step away from the stress of work and life to instead focus inwards. Even at the end of a long day, we often find it impossible to truly relax. Instead, we let anxiety intrude and take over. Hand-dipped natural incense can be a fantastic way to truly unwind and buoy your emotional and mental state.
Beyond using incense to promote calm and tranquility, these all-natural incense sticks are made in Canada using no funny ingredients and keeping true to our company ethics. Incense can help you center yourself to focus on the task at hand. Many students use incense to enhance their studying, similar to the practice of meditating with incense. The mental clarity you achieve from burning incense can help improve your focus, yet keep you clear-minded and alert. Some artists even use incense to improve their creative efforts; scent is a powerful way to achieve a head space that opens you up to creativity and adventure.
Healing the Body
Beyond the mental and spiritual, what kind of affect can incense sticks have on your overall health? Headaches are a common ailment with a variety of causes, but you can use natural incense sticks as a treatment. Smell is a powerful way to relax, and can drive away that stress headache that’s been plaguing you for the last few hours without resorting to medication. Incense doesn’t just help you to relax mentally, but also relaxes your muscles and the tension in your joints. You can fall asleep with the aid of your favorite soothing incense.
Healing the Home
Consider the potential for burning incense in your home. The home should be your safe haven, a place where you and your family can escape from the stress of school and work. Burning natural incense sticks is a wonderful way to give your family that safe space. Imagine entering a home that welcomes you with a beautiful and calming scent.
What’s more is that incense can even act as a bug repellent. While we humans love the smell of incense, it can drive away those pesky insects and critters that invade your home. Talk about a fantastic side-benefit!
Where Do I Start?
Ready to begin using incense? There are some basic safety precautions that you need to be aware of before you start your incense journey with our Canadian all-natural incense sticks. First, it’s vital that you use all-natural incense. Many companies have started to add synthetic materials to their incense, which can be hazardous for your health and even release toxic chemicals into the air, which totally defeats the purpose! Just remember, all-natural incense sticks are safe and non-addictive. And, of course, there’s the basic fire safety tips. Make sure your incense burner is in a safe location where falling ash won’t cause any problems.
When it comes to choosing your incense, the first step is to consider what you’d like to achieve with your incense journey:
- Sandalwood is a great place to start. It’s one of the most ancient types of incense, having been used for thousands of years. Sandalwood promotes calm and tranquility, helping you to focus and soothe yourself. Use sandalwood the next time you meditate or simply need to take a deep mental breath.
- Have an important test coming up? Use myrrh incense to promote focus and mental clarity. This type of incense doesn’t just help you relax, but aids you as you focus on the important task at hand. For additional health benefits, you can burn both frankincense and myrrh
- The fresh scent of jasmine incense can help bring sweetness and love to your home. Use jasmine to help with anxiety and depression, or to simply create a welcoming and loving environment at home.
Beyond these, there is a huge variety of scents available; you can find a scent that reminds you of a peaceful location or one that fills your house with the scent of rose incense. The possibilities are endless. Start your incense journey by exploring over 36 different types of incense to find the one that’s right for you and your home.