Saffron is a spice, a sacred delicacy, and a healing scent! But what is Saffron incense? And why is it so popular amongst spiritual communities? Read on to learn more...
What is Saffron Incense?
Saffron is best known as a vibrant food flavouring, popular in Asian and Italian cuisine, but there are many benefits to Saffron beyond its delicious taste.
This popular spice comes from the 'Saffron Crocus', a large, bright lilac flower, originating in Persia or Mesopotamia... However, nowadays these striking blossoms flourish in Mediterranean-type climates all over the world.
Saffron incense was first discovered in India, where it became a favoured cleansing tool (mostly for places of worship and religion), however, it was also burned for its natural medicinal properties, such as its ability to ease stomach cramps and relieve stress.
So What is Saffron Incense?
Saffron incense comes in different forms including Sticks, Cones, Coils, and our favourite being, Natural Incense.
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.
Saffron natural incense consists of burning its essential oil and its dried spice, however, we like to mix things up by combining different scents. Frankincense and Sweet Orange are great complimentary scents for Saffron. For more on natural incense and how to burn it, Click here
What Does Saffron Incense Smell Like?
Saffron has a spicy and distinctly hay-like aroma, however, with subtle leathery notes giving an earthiness to its essence. This is perfect for grounding and realigning the Chakras.
Our Top 4 Saffron Incense Benefits
Calms the Mind
Saffron has proven to have powerful anti-anxiety effects
, as well as reduce symptoms related to depression. Compounds from burning Saffron incense are known to reach the central nervous system, promoting feelings of happiness, relief, and inner tranquillity.
The earthly fragrance of burning Saffron incense creates a naturalistic and calming environment, perfect during deep meditations and yoga sessions.
Boosts Brain Function
During periods of intense work, or study, Saffron incense can help to relieve stress and improve concentration. It has been proven effective in memory enhancement, even helping to boost brain function. Some evidence suggests that Saffron can even slow the spread of certain brain disorders
For both men
, Saffron can help to increase feelings of passion and urge. The warm, exotic aroma of Saffron incense can ignite intense feelings of lust, whilst also inspiring your inner fantasies and desires, making it the perfect supplement for spicing up your sex life!
Balances The Chakras
Saffron incense is the ideal fragrance to burn when you want to cleanse The Seven Chakras
, especially the Root Chakra and Crown Chakra
. This is because these Chakras are deeply connected to the earth and Saffron provides earthly energy.
The Root Chakra is responsible for stability and our true connection to nature, which the grounding essence of Saffron compliments beautifully. And the Crown Chakra dictates spirituality and oneness, and Saffron can act as a gateway to other realms and knowledge.
What is Saffron Incense Used For?
- Calming and relaxation
- Increasing sex drive
- Cognitive tasks
How to Use Saffron Incense
The environment you choose to burn your Saffron incense
in should be determined by your desired outcome. It is important to always set your intentions before burning incense for a particular goal, and remember, never leave burning incense unattended.
Some ideas on where to burn your Saffron Incense are...
- For relaxation: In a warm lighted room, with lots of plants, and soft music.
- For increased cognitive function: In a home office, or at work (if possible). We recommend having the windows open for that mind-clearing hit of fresh air.
- For getting in 'the mood': In the bedroom, with warm, sensual lighting.
- For balancing Chakras: During a moment of meditation or a yoga session. So whatever helps you concentrate and relax.
Click the links below to learn:
How to Burn Natural Incense
How to Burn Incense Sticks
How to Light Incense Cones
The Final Word
Saffron incense may not be the most well-known type of incense, but it certainly packs a punch. Backed by plenty of scientific research, Saffron is a sacred and delicate spice that can give you a boost in so many areas of your life. All you need to do is set your intentions and create the best possible environment for it to work its magic.