We all know of juicy, sweet, refreshing Oranges, great for hydrating our bodies and cleansing our palettes. And when it comes to Orange-scented products, their popularity remains unscathed. However, the less-heard notion is that Orange natural incense is abundant with magical, healing properties. And we can prove this to be true!
In this article, we will give you the lowdown on Orange incense, whether natural or otherwise...
What is Incense?
Incense is an ancient purifying tool, commonly used to heal or cleanse energy, whether internal or within an external environment. It involves the burning of aromatic substances, usually plant matter, to create a spiritual essence and appealing fragrance. Burning a combination of resins, botanicals, and essential oils can be deemed as natural incense. Other examples of incense types are incense sticks, cones, and coils.
Incense was, however, still is, popular across many regions of our world, and is dictated in many ancient and sacred rites. Though originating in ancient China and used mostly for medicinal purposes, Incense was not long after discovered by the Egyptians and Grecians, who uncovered the spiritual benefits of burning plant life.
Nowadays, though still commonly used by religious and spiritual beings, incense has obtained a wider variety of fans, some of whom solely enjoy incense for the fragrance benefit.
What is Orange Incense?
Orange has been a well-sought-after scent and flavour since the beginning of time. But what is Orange Incense? And how is it made?
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.
Orange natural incense consists of burning its essential oil, peel, and meat, however, we like to mix things up by combining different scents. Frankincense oil and Cinnamon are great complimentary scents for Orange. For more on natural incense and how to burn it, Click here.
History of Orange Incense
Orange trees originated in regions of Asia and China. Here they were known for their vibrant colours, deeming a true treasure for the eye. Years later, Oranges made their way to the Mediterranean borders where the fruit and their trees are seen in many of their ancient dictations and art.
What you may not know is that the Orange fruit wasn't as pleasant in taste back then as they are now. Oranges obtained their luscious, sweet taste later in the years, however, that didn't stop our ancient ancestors from burning Orange as incense. They found healing and spiritual benefits from the smoke of burning Orange and its essential oil, thus influencing it to become a popular medicinal, ingredient.
Many ancient people used Oranges for all sorts of purposes, however, some evidence suggests the ancient Egyptians didn't know Oranges existed. We are sure if they did know, they would have relished the spiritual, cleansing properties of Orange incense.
Our Top 5 Orange Incense Benefits
Orange incense can help reduce symptoms coinciding with stress and anxiety. It has natural uplifting and soothing properties, thus perfect for reducing tension and enhancing focus. Orange incense is best when burnt during (or before) study, work, organising, and exams; also, if you are experiencing general, consistent stress, Orange incense can benefit you.
Opens Heart Chakra
When you feel somewhat disconnected within areas of your love life and other relationships, Orange incense is a great way to help re-spark feelings of lust, passion, romance, and empathy. Orange incense can naturally align the Heart Chakra thanks to its sweet, summery, and refreshing scent. This has a great impact on not only our relationship with others but the relationship we have with ourselves.
Orange incense is a profound scent for connecting a person to their spirituality. Its sweet, citrusy, and wildly soothing aroma can strengthen the Chakras, allowing a person to regain intuition, creativity, consciousness, clarity, abundance, and grounding, all having a large impact on our spiritual energy.
Helps With Creativity
Creative blocks are a common and reoccurring issue for most people, and when we experience them, it can take forever to regain our passion, imagination, and motivation. However, luckily some natural incense scents can speed up the recovery - Orange is a perfect creativity-enhancing example. Orange incense releases mind-altering chemicals that can increase and regulate creative thoughts and ideas.
Helps Lucid Dreaming
If you want a closer connection to your dreams, Orange incense may be the perfect solution for you. The sweet, vibrant essence of Orange incense promotes more exciting and frequent dreaming, whilst ensuring nightmares stay well away. Some people burn Orange incense when practising dream recall, this is because it has the natural ability to connect you to lost memories and past dreams, especially the ones you want to reminisce about. However, it is important to note that you should always burn your incense BEFORE falling asleep to prevent injury or hazard.
Our Favourite Scents to Blend With Orange Incense
Clove is the perfect spicy partner for Orange. Clove complements the sweet, citrusy notes of Orange, thanks to its perfectly balanced spicy, but woodsy essence.
Both scents are extremely warming - combined make for a perfect, cosy winter blend.
Similarly to Clove, Cinnamon pairs perfectly with Orange thanks to its spicy aroma, however, the subtle peppery notes of Cinnamon take this blend to a new level. Cinnamon also has a sweet and fruitiness to its aroma, this also complements beautifully. Cinnamon and Orange are a warming, welcoming blend, perfect for cosy nights and cold winter days.
If you love sweet and summery fragrances, Orange and Vanilla are the perfect blend for you. Oranges' fresh and fruity aroma balances with Vanilla's sweet, creamy, and soothing scent. It is truly one of the yummiest blends and a perfect combination for enhancing creativity, positivity, and passion.
Pine has a beautifully fresh and woodsy aroma, with somewhat floral undertones. It is an amazing scent for cleansing the airways and relaxing tensions, and when paired with Orange, the healing energy is enhanced. Oranges' sweet, citrusy scent emerges wonderfully with pines' earthly essence. When combined you may feel your energy levels increase and your mood uplift. This is an every-season blend - It is wonderfully festive, as well as cooling for hot summer days.
How to Burn it
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The Bottom Line
Orange incense is an excellent multi-purpose incense. It can connect you closer to your religion or spirituality and is the perfect all-season, home fragrance.
It is a beautiful scent for meditation thanks to its natural mind and body relaxing energy and its ability to keep spirits high.
We love orange incense and we believe it is a must-try!