To this day the question remains, is a Coconut a fruit, a seed, or a nut? Some say it's all three... But whatever this delicious fruit, no nut, no seed is, it is a sure winner. Not only is Coconut popular in Asian cuisine, cosmetics, and as a creamy flavour to our favourite drink (Piña Colada), it is now sourced for its sacred scent, burned and applied to heal, soothe, and relax! Read on to learn more.
In tropical and coastal areas, in equatorial countries (such as Hawaii, Africa, Thailand, and India), palm trees stride holding strange, exotic, and hairy seeds from their branches, better known as 'Coconuts'. It is rare to find whole Coconuts in Western countries, yet it is a popular ingredient in our oils, foods, fragrances, cosmetics, and other scented products.
Coconuts contain nutritional oil and milk, commonly used for culinary purposes and in moisturising cosmetics (thanks to their skin-cleansing properties), however, Coconut oil is becoming increasingly more popular within the spiritual world, where scents and incense are part of their day-to-day practices.
So what is Coconut incense?
Coconut incense comes in different forms including Sticks, Cones, Coils, and our favourite being, Natural Incense.
Incense Sticks: Incense sticks are an easy, cheap solution to incense burning. They consist of a combination of fragrant aromatics and combustible wood powders that form a paste. This is then set around a small stick, usually made from bamboo. Incense sticks produce a strong, pleasant aroma, however, most sticks available today have added chemicals which can be harmful to the body. This also applies to cones and coils.
Natural Incense: We may be biased, but we believe natural incense to be the best, all-rounded incense. So what is it? Natural incense is a combination of natural and aromatic substances sourced from various plant materials, including Resin - found within the bark of certain tropical trees, Essential oil - extracted from flowers, herbs, leaves, bark, fruit, spices, nuts, and seeds, and Botanicals - simply dried aromatic plant life. Natural incense is the most ancient form of incense burning, whilst also being the most healing, fragrant, and energising.
Coconut natural incense consists of burning its essential oil and its dried meat, however, we like to mix things up by combining different scents. Myrrh resin is a great complimentary scent for Coconut. For more on natural incense and how to burn it, Click here.
What Does Coconut Incense Smell Like?
Yep, you guessed it, it smells like Coconut - creamy, sweet, summery, and fruity!
Coconut incense has a tropical and vibrant essence, great for the summer holidays and celebrations. It is extremely soothing, perfect for those moments of relaxation or need for.
Our Favourite Coconut Incense Benefits
Relieves Anxiety and Stress
Coconut incense is renowned for its relaxing qualities, sufficiently used to relieve anxiety and stress, thus making it a popular scent for manifestation, meditation, Chakra alignment, and home/ inner cleansing.
Coconut incense can help assist clarity and calm when studying, working, and organising, whilst also helping to uplift your spirits and heal the heart.
When Coconut incense is derived from natural ingredients (be sure to research the product beforehand), it can assist tranquillity in the highest form and purify the air from harmful substances.
Balances The Throat Chakra
The Throat Chakra is located between our head and our heart, focusing on our expression, communication, resilience, and the tensions surrounding our neck, throat, and ears.
When the Throat Chakra is in a state of balance, you may feel like you have found, or are finding, your voice, and that communication feels somewhat easier. It combats any fear of disagreement or judgment, allowing you to speak freely with confidence.
Coconut incense is a fantastic cleansing scent for Throat Chakra alignment. And if incense doesn't work for you, try topically applying Coconut oil or drinking Coconut-based drinks!
Eliminates Bad Odor
Coconut is a popular, summery incense choice, great for reminding us of our favourite holiday abroad. Its unique, sweet essence is a popular choice for home cleansing, the perfect scent for freshening the air and reducing bad odours.
Burning Coconut incense produces fragrant smoke, this smoke can distribute itself widely across the room. This makes incense perfect for when you want your home to smell brand new, clean, and like an evening in the Bahamas.
The Bottom Line
Coconut is a brilliant summer fruit/seed/nut, compact with so many wonderful and healing benefits. Its relaxing essence, and summery, tropical vibes, can only bring a smile to your face.