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Best Incense For Studying: A+ Scents to Boost Your Grades

Pen? Check. Books? Check. Incense? Wait, what?!
This may come as a surprise, but incense is the ultimate study-enhancing tool! Our incense and spirituality experts break down which fragrances are the best for studying, and why they will help you get ahead in your exams!

Incense for Studying

"Do you think incense can help in studying?". The answer is yes.
Incense has a wide range of benefits that can significantly improve your studying experience. Its detoxing, relaxing, and mental health-improving abilities are the most popular ones. However, incense can also help improve your creativity, imagination, ambition, focus, sleep, motivation, and intuition. All of these factors play a crucial role in studying and can have a significant impact on your academic success.

Our Pick: Sandalwood

Nowadays, Sandalwood is found in many scented products, including candles, air fresheners, essential oil blends, perfumes, cosmetics, and so much more. Perhaps because its woodsy, fresh aroma helps to promote grounding and serenity, or because Sandalwood has the magical ability to leave you feeling confident, focused, and motivated!
sandalwood branch
Sandalwood is the perfect incense to burn when you are feeling stressed or anxious. It has been scientifically proven to boost moods, increase energy levels, calm distracting thoughts, focus the mind, and reduce blood pressure. This is why Sandalwood is our top choice.

What is Incense?

Incense is an ancient practice that involves burning aromatic substances to release a healing and pleasant fragrance. It has a long history of use, dating back to around 6000 years ago when it was used by earlier human civilisations.
Incense was often burnt during rituals, celebrations, healings, and ceremonies, as it was seen as a gateway to the Gods and a connector to thespiritual plane.
Nowadays, we have a lot more knowledge about the impacts of burning incense and the wide array of benefits it has to offer.
As our lives become more busy and demanding, we are seeking natural tools to assist us with happiness, motivation, stress relief, focus, and much more, and incense may be the perfect way to achieve this.

How to use incense for studying

Time needed: 50 minutes.

How to get the best from your incense to make your studies a breeze.

    1. Remove distractions

      Put. The phone. Down! Turn off the TV and situate yourself in a calm environment with no clutter. This will promote concentration and reduce the opportunity for distraction to take away your focus.

    2. Sit comfortably

      Make sure you are in adequate seating and that you maintain a good posture. I like to have some plants around me to increase my oxygen supply. This means maximum mental clarity.

    3. Take a moment

      A short period of meditation before you get into studying is a great chance for you to set the intentions of your study and clear your mind.

    4. Light your incense

      Stick or Cone: Using a lighter or match, ignite the tip, allowing it to flame for ~10 seconds, then blow it out leaving a burning ember.
      Loose: Pick up your charcoal disc using tongs, light it, and place it on a heatproof holder. Then, gently drop a small amount of your loose incense blend of resin, herb and powder onto the disc, allowing it to burn a produce an aromatic smoke.

      Tip: We recommend opening windows. This serves two purposes:
      The fresh air will combine with the incense smoke, making it less harsh.
      The natural, clean and cooling air will help you to focus.

    5. Time to study

      It is important to avoid distractions while you study. This will allow you to have absolute concentration and perform the task to the highest possible standard.

    6. Extinguish and dispose

      Safely put out your incense and allow the ash to go cold. Once it is cold throw the ash away.

Our 8 (Next) Best Incense for Studying

1. Frankincense

frankincense branch
Frankincense is an ancient fragrance that has been used for centuries. This resin is obtained from various trees called 'Burseraceae' and is highly valued for its therapeutic and cleansing properties.
Frankincense has several medicinal benefits, such as relieving menstrual pain, treating arthritis, and healing skin wounds. Its anti-inflammatory properties can also provide relief for stress and muscle aches that may arise during studying.
Additionally, Frankincense is known to enhance concentration, making it an excellent aid for when you need to focus your mind and stay on task.

2. Lavender

lavender plant

Lavender is a plant that belongs to the mint family. However, unlike the fresh and spicy scent of Peppermint and Spearmint, Lavender has a floral and herbaceous fragrance. Despite this, Lavender still retains some of the antibacterial and cleansing properties of mint.
Lavender has the ability to relax the mind and help with focus, making it an ideal choice for reducing stress and anxiety during study sessions. Additionally, due to its sedative and tranquilising effects, burning Lavender incense the night before a big exam can help calm the mind and promote a good night's sleep.

3. Rose

rose flower

Rose incense is often linked with love and romance, much like the plant itself. It has a pleasant aroma that can attract love, passion, desire, and abundance. However, many individuals are unaware that burning Rose incense can also improve memory and focus.
By burning Rose incense in your home office, not only will it leave the environment with a sweet and flowery scent, but it can also significantly enhance your grades by boosting your long-term memory.

4. Rosemary

rosemary sprigs
Rosemary is a popular aromatic herb that is commonly used as a fresh seasoning in some of our favourite home-cooked meals. In addition to cooking, Rosemary can also be found in herbal teas, cleaning products, scalp treatments, and cosmetics.
The heavily scented needles of a Rosemary plant produce an astringent but refreshing and earthy aroma, which is also found in Rosemary Incense.
Rosemary incense is highlyenergising, making it perfect for perking you up before a period of work, studying, or exams. So, there's no need for an espresso!

5. Patchouli

patchouli flower

Patchouli is surprisingly another member of the mint family, however, it is more floral and musky in fragrance. It still has the refreshing and cleansing properties that other mint plants possess. 

Patchouli is energising and clarifying, the perfect flower to provide the pick-me-up you need to get stuck into your studies. 

Burning Patchouli incense produces an incredibly uplifting and motivating ambience, giving you that 'can do' attitude as well as feelings of abundance!

6. Cinnamon

cinnamon leaves

Cinnamon has a sweet, earthy, and wildly spicy aroma, the perfect hearty scent to keep you warm and cosy during those cold winter months.
But did you know, Cinnamon is a love-enhancing spice?
Better so, Cinnamon is associated with joy and happiness, as well as motivation and productivity, all having a powerful impact on our quality of work.
Cinnamon is a multi-purpose incense, perfect for bringing positivity and ambition into our heart space!

7. Vanilla

vanilla flowers

Vanilla is known as a moreish, sweet fragrance and a popular ice cream flavour, but there is so much more to this addictive spice!
Vanilla incense is the perfect tool for relieving creative blocks. And this is because it can inspire new ideas, colours, and motivation, as well as align an unbalanced Sacral Chakra. The perfect scent to use in subjects that require a lot of creative thought.

8. Peppermint

peppermint leaves

Peppermint is another member of the mint family, but unlike the other types of mint listed, it has a distinctive and refreshing minty scent.
This herb is known for its cleansing and healing properties, and it can promote good oral health, relieve pain, repel insects, and improve sleep quality. Additionally, Peppermint has uplifting effects and can help to ward off negative energy, which can be beneficial for studying.

The Bottom Line

Studying can be difficult, however, burning one of these delightful incense fragrances may just give you the boost, energy, motivation, and focus you need. Now, get to work!

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