Incense For Creativity: 5 Of The Best

When our Sacral Chakra is blocked, we usually experience a lack of creative ideas, focus, intuition, and self-confidence. Thankfully, we have found a selection of creativity-boosting scents that will help you find your mojo once again.

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Our Top 5 Scents For Creativity

1. Vanilla

Vanilla is our number one creativity incense for many reasons.
Firstly, it has a sweet and subtly spiced aroma, giving it a calming, yet energizing presence - perfect for engaging in tasks such as yoga, writing, and painting.
Vanilla is also a powerful negative energy cleanser, thus allowing clarity and balance to flow back into your thoughts, as well as self-igniting, joy, healing, and overall positivity.

2. Cinnamon

Coming in close second is cinnamon, with its amazing creativity-enhancing and other qualities that aid with manifestation practices.
The comforting spicy-sweet scent of cinnamon can tackle nagging self-doubt and return lost power to the Sacral Chakra. When the Sacral Chakra is blocked, you may find it harder to express your feelings and thoughts. This can effect creative inspiration, as well as motivation.
As well as improving creativity, cinnamon has been used throughout history to attract money and passion. For those days when you need a mood and confidence boost, burn cinnamon and feel prepared for the day.

3. Myrrh

Myrrh is a powerful ancient resin with some pretty incredible properties. It can come in essential oil, resin, and stick form, all equally as healing and great for allowing creative expression
Myrrh has a light woodsy and somewhat balsamic fragrance, which can keep you feeling calm, grounded, and focused. When burning myrrh, its essence is fresh and cooling. This helps to purify the energy around you and allows for connection to your intuitive thoughts.
Myrrh also can spark spiritual enlightenment. It is perfect for opening the chakras and bringing light to yourself and the world around you. This can inspire creative flow and innovation.

4. Sandalwood

Sandalwood is an incredible all-around incense, but did you know it is one of the best incense for creativity, too?
Sandalwood is an earthy, grounding scent, which is perfect for connecting you with your mind and spirit. This can also help you to search for lost thoughts and motivation, brilliant for activities where creativity is at the forefront.
Not only is Sandalwood a genius tool for flexing your creative muscles, but it can also help to uplift and soothe the ambiance of your environment.

5. Ginger

This spicy root can promote tranquillity, comfort, and most of all, it can brighten your imagination.
Ginger is perfect for calming energy and bringing clarity to situations. It can also encourage nagging, negative thoughts to exit the mind and allow positivity and encouragement to enter.
Ginger has the magical ability to heighten your creative imagination and allow new and exciting thoughts to shine through. This can help with all sorts of activities such as writing a novel, creating choreography, and even decorating your home.

Other Scents For Creativity


This beloved herb has a wildly fresh, floral fragrance, and when burnt can leave you feeling relaxed and soothed. Lavender can also help when ideas and motivation are at a standstill. Its purifying abilities can break through creative blocks allowing you to feel inspired once again.


Patchouli incense is a popular scent for healing the heart's energy and enriching the Root Chakra. It has the capacity to restore feelings of abundance and gratitude and help you focus on the here and now. This can help when a lack of concentration is affecting your creative output.

How to use Incense for Creativity

Follow this guide for our tried and tested method for burning incense safely and effectively.

The steps

  1. Ensure pets and children are out of the room and create a comfortable, quiet space.

  2. Ignite your incense and engage in an activity you find stimulating - this could be yoga, pilates, meditation, painting, sketching, drawing, journaling, or any other pursuit you have a passion for.

  3. Feel the healing and creativity-inducing effects of your chosen incense. Leave your incense to burn for approx 10-20 minutes, or if in stick form, till it has burnt out.

  4. Once done, leave your incense to cool for 30 minutes before touching it.

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Our Tips for Regaining Your Inspiration

Sometimes it takes a little more effort to get the creative spark going again, so we have broken down our favourite ways to get the creative juices flowing.

Go Outside

Getting out into nature is an amazing source of inspiration. Even if you live in the city, you can usually find green spaces within a 30-minute walk. Being outside can connect you closer to your inner self, thus helping to ignite understanding and confidence in one's abilities.


Journaling is a great way to assist creative flow. Writing down your thoughts and feelings can document some of your best and most important ideas. Not only this, journaling can help with other things, such as anxiety, depression, a lack of motivation, and inner healing.


Even if you don't have Picasso's abilities, painting is a great way to spark up your creativity. The colours and textures of paint can nurture your creativity and allow thought outside the box.

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