Best Incense For Root Chakra Cleansing & Balancing

Ahh the Root Chakra!
The foundation of our happiness and security... and when out of balance everything seems to feel somewhat 'off'. So get ready to feel brand new with our definitive guide on the 'Best Incense For Root Chakra Cleansing & Balancing'.
We've also thrown in a handy guide on how best to do it!
“All of this, or something better, is happening to me right now in perfect harmony with everyone else in the universe. Thank you Higher Self, because I know it's already coming my way!”~ Mirtha Contreras, The Root Chakra: Healing the Center of Money, Fear, Weight and Survival. 

Our Pick: Cedarwood

Cedar is a wood and fragrance, popularly used in aromatherapy settings, spas, yoga studios, spiritual places, and as a home-cleansing scent.
Its wonderful purifying properties, and sweet, woodsy aroma, make Cedarwood an extremely sought-after material. But how does this help with balancing our Root Chakra?
cedar cones
Well, burning the scent of Cedar has been known to direct positive energy to our Root Chakra located in the spine. Perhaps its earthy and woodsy notes are the reason why people feel grounded and in 'abundance' when burning Cedarwood.
Many spiritual people burn Cedar to connect them closer to earthly energy and their inner wildness.
When the Root Chakra is aligning, you may experience your emotions feeling balanced and that positivity is in the air, Cedarwood has this effect!

What are the Chakras?

The Seven Chakras are the energy centres aligning through our body, starting from the crown of our head and ending at the base of our spine. 
Originating in areas of India and South East Asia, around 1500 BC, The Seven Chakras became somewhat of a revelation, a true guide to whether you are balanced and fulfilled within all aspects of living. The Seven Chakras are now a major part of religious and spiritual teachings.

So what are the seven Chakras? 

(Starting from the top of the crown)!
The Crown Chakra
Responsible for: Spirituality, Wisdom, Enlightenment, Intuition, and Faith! 
The Third Eye Chakra
Responsible for: Clairvoyance, Perception, Awareness, and Vision!
The Throat Chakra
Responsible for: Communication, Expression, Voice, and Creativity!
The Heart Chakra
Responsible for: Love, Empathy, Forgiveness, and Gratitude!
The Solar Plexus Chakra
Responsible for: Confidence, Motivation, Ego, and willpower!
The Sacral Chakra
Responsible for: Emotion, Spirituality, Sensuality, and Joy!
The Root Chakra
Responsible for: Safety, Security, Grounding, and Abundance!

The Root Chakra

The Root Chakra, or 'Muladhara' Chakra as it is known in Sanskrit, is located at the base of the spine. It is the first of the Chakras to develop (usually during childhood) and connects us to nature and earthly energy. Perhaps this is why we are so adventurous and daring at a young age.
When The Root Chakra is aligned you may feel grounded and in abundance, however, when it is out of balance you may feel depressed, out of touch with the world, angry, and possibly even spiteful. So, how do we deal with an unbalanced Root Chakra?
Our guide below will show you how to align The Root Chakra with unique scents and incense!

Why use Incense for your Root Chakra

Incense produces pleasant, aromatic smoke as well as deep cleansing energy when burnt. Our sense of smell is one of the most powerful senses we have, having a huge impact on our central nervous system, our mood, our energy, and our Chakra alignment.
Burning aromatic plant life has a huge influence on our Root Chakra. This is because plants come from the ground meaning they have strong earthly energy. Many different scents can help, however, we have formed a list of what we believe to be the best Root Chakra balancers.

Step by Step: How to Burn Incense to Cleanse Your Root Chakra

1. Find a Peaceful Space

I love rooms with a lot of plants because I find them to be greatly relaxing and energy-giving. But pick wherever works best for you.
Consider all factors: is the temperature right for me, is the lighting moody enough, are the noises too loud or is there not enough music?

2. Light Your Incense

Using a match stick or lighter, ignite the tip of your incense stick and allow it to burn for a few seconds. Then, gently blow it out so it leaves an ember.
If you decide to burn 'Natural Incense' (our personal favourite), CLICK HERE.

3. Relax

Take a seat or lie down, just make sure you are comfy (however, ensure you don't fall asleep). Focus on taking deep, long breaths like you would during meditation.

4. Set Your Intention

Aloud or in your mind, set your intention for the session. For example, "Today, I am going to cleanse my Root Chakra and rebalance my energy".

5. Repeat Root Chakra Affirmations

Repeating Root Chakra affirmations can focus your mind on what you want to achieve. The repetition removes negative thoughts and reinforces positivity.

6. Extinguish Your Incense Sticks

When you have finished and you are back to feeling like your best self, leave the incense to cool and dispose of the remaining ash.

The (Next) Best Incense for your Root Chakra (Muladhara)



Sandalwood has many magical qualities, proving to be one of the most versatile of the incense scents. It's healing, relaxing, mood-boosting, and it is great for enhancing spirituality. However, one of its greatest traits is its earthly essence, excellent for grounding energy and igniting adventure. This has a powerful impact on our Root Chakra!


Clove is a popular spice used mainly for culinary purposes, such as bringing power and flavour to some of our favourite cultural dishes. It's incense has a similar vibrant impact on our senses. It can create warmth, energy, and positivity, whilst keeping us grateful, protected, and balanced. Clove incense is also known to help maintain security, it is the perfect scent for strengthening our Root Chakra!


Patchouli is another popular scent for grounding and maintaining feelings of abundance. This ancient herb has a musky and somewhat earthy fragrance, commonly used to eliminate negativity and ungratefulness. It was also used in ancient civilizations during spiritual and religious rituals, primarily to encourage a connection between the spiritual and physical world.


Ginger is a fresh, citrusy, however, soul-warming spice, commonly used as a seasoning and flavouring in some of the yummiest Asian dishes. It's incense has recently become more popular within spiritual communities, where it's been discovered that Ginger has powerful cleansing and energising properties, helping to heal an unbalanced Root Chakra.

The Bottom Line

The root chakra is the base Chakra, the foundation on which we build the rest of our lives. So it is super important that we keep that energy flowing freely, and with incense on hand, you have nothing to worry about!
Continue to grow and prosper in peace and abundance.

People Also Ask

What colour is the root chakra?

The root chakra is the colour red, which is also the colour of passion and strength. This is because these traits go hand in hand with a healthy, functioning root chakra.

What element is the root chakra associated with?

The root chakra is associated with the Earth element. This is because it is the chakra of grounding, support, and wisdom. Much like an ancient tree with deep roots.

What crystals are good for the root chakra?

The best crystals for healing the root chakra are:
Black Obsidian: A natural protector with grounding energy
Bloodstone: The warrior stone. Provides balance and stability.
Black Tourmaline: Another great protector. It instils a sense of security and serenity.

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