Incense For Mood Boosting: Our Top 4

In our increasingly stressful world, more and more people are turning to incense for mood boosting and creating calm. In fact, just about every scent you burn can have incredible benefits for your state of mind. But we’ve researched every scent out there and narrowed it down to the 4 most powerfully positive scents, so you don’t have to!

Our Pick: Sweet Orange Incense

Whether it’s in the form of essential oils, pure botanicals, or incense sticks and cones, sweet orange is a seriously feel-good scent. Although sweet orange may not be the most popular choice for bringing out positive vibes, it has well-researched mood-enhancing qualities.

sweet orange is our favorite incense for mood boosting

As the name suggests, burning incense with sweet orange produces a sweet, citrusy aroma that has the ability to immediately relieve anxiety. This even applies to times when stress levels would usually be high.

Our Next 3 Favourite Incense for Mood Boosting

Geranium Incense

Geranium is a genus of plants, also sometimes called ‘cranesbills’. And while they have super pretty petals, it is relatively unknown and is one of the least commonly used incense varieties.

But don’t underestimate this potent fragrance, because there is more and more exciting research into the benefits of geranium. Not to mention, its divine sweet and floral fragrance has an immediate soothing effect when inhaled, which also makes it an incredible reliever of muscle tension.

Frankincense Incense

Frankincense is a type of incense resin that has a long history of use for many different reasons. From spirituality to cleansing, frankincense is a varied and versatile resin that comes from sap drawn from the Boswellia Sacra tree.

But frankincense’s real power comes from its ability to calm the mind and create a euphoric atmosphere, regulate emotions, and relieve symptoms of stress and anxiety. A mood-boosting triple threat! This purifying resin has a distinctly woodsy aroma, with notes of spice and citrus

Mainstream medicine growing more and more interested in the health benefits of frankincense, so we are expecting big findings in the near future.

Cinnamon Incense

Cinnamon incense is another one of our top picks for elevating your spirits and getting yourself in a good mood.

This beautiful spice has proven time and again to have many incredible properties, 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 just 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 your chakras and give you an unrivaled sense of environmental stability.

So read on for the signature Burnt Beech method for boosting your mood using incense.

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. So yes, that does mean no scrolling!

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. And the best way to relieve stress using sandalwood incense it 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 there are many scents that 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.

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