Unfortunately, stress is a major part of modern living and more and more people are looking for alternative ways to solve it. Thankfully, incense is enriched with healing benefits known to ease tensions, promote tranquillity, and uplift spirits. We've researched every scent out there and narrowed it down to the 4 most powerfully positive scents. Read on to learn more...
Our Pick: Sweet Orange Incense
Whether it's in the form of essential oils or pure botanicals, Sweet Orange is a seriously feel-good scent. Although Sweet Orange is one of the more unheard-of incense fragrances, it has well-researched
As the name suggests, burning incense with Sweet Orange produces a sweet, citrusy aroma that can immediately relieve anxiety
and tension. Its soul-healing, zesty essence made it an instant first place!
Our Next 3 Favourite Incense for Mood Boosting
is a genus of shrubs, also sometimes called 'cranesbills'. And while these shrubs have popular, beautiful flowers, it is one of the least commonly used incense varieties. But don't underestimate it, because there is more and more exciting research
concluding the magical benefits of Geranium incense. Not to mention, Geranium essential oil has a divine sweet and floral fragrance having an immediate soothing effect when inhaled or topically applied, thus making it a popular massage oil.
Frankincense is an earthly type of incense
and resin with a long history of use. From spirituality to odour cleansing, Frankincense is a varied and versatile resin extracted from the sap of a Boswellia Sacra tree. But Frankincense's real power comes from its ability to calm the mind, create a euphoric atmosphere, regulate emotions, and relieve symptoms of stress and anxiety. A mood-boosting triple threat! Mainstream medicine is growing more and more interested in the health benefits of Frankincense, so we are expecting big findings shortly.
is another one of our top picks thanks to its ability to elevate and improve spirits, perfect for when moods and energy are at a low. This beautiful spice has proven time and time again to have many incredible abilities, from attracting money and good fortune
to promoting feelings of lust and desire.
But Cinnamon also has incredible powers when it comes to stimulating mental clarity - It fosters inner peace and encourages natural harmony within yourself and your home. This could be because researchers have found Cinnamon to have neuroprotective qualities
, meaning it protects our brain cells from damage and degeneration.
Why Incense Burning is Great for Your Mood
It seems far-fetched to claim that incense alone can reduce stress, relieve anxiety, or dispel negative energy. But every year, these statements are increasingly supported by a growing body of research conducted by the scientific community.
So what is it about scent that can have such a profound effect on our mood? Look no further than the limbic system...
The limbic system is a series of brain structures responsible for emotions, long-term memory, and detecting smells. This is why certain scents can bring forth memories you didn't even know you had, and why detecting a heavenly aroma can make you feel rejuvenated and positive.
How to Burn Incense to Improve Your Mood
Incense should be the go-to tool in your self-care arsenal. It has terrific power and also makes your space smell amazing. It can clear energy blockages within the Chakras and give you an unrivalled sense of environmental stability.
Burning incense for mood: A step-by-step.
Create a peaceful space
This is crucial. Create an environment that makes you feel comfortable and relaxed, which means no distractions. Consider factors: temperature, lighting, sounds, and position.
Light your incense
Ignite your mood-boosting incense and allow the gentle aroma to transport you into a realm of peace and positivity.
Focus on your breathing and allow thoughts to exit your mind. This is great for increasing one's self-awareness and allowing any negativity to wash away.
People Also Ask
What is the best incense for stress relief?
Sandalwood is our #1 when it comes to de-stressing after a long day. The best way to relieve stress using Sandalwood incense is to burn it gently on an oil warmer to eliminate the harsh toxic associated with smoke from incense sticks.
What is the best incense for relieving symptoms of anxiety?
Evidence suggests that many scents relieve the symptoms of anxiety, including Sweet Orange, Clove, Lavender and Chamomile. Our personal favourite is Jasmine incense. This is because of the soothing, floral aroma it produces along with its gentle soothing abilities.