42 Popular Incense and Their Meanings

42 Popular Incense and Their Meanings

Of all of the five senses which we humans are blessed with, the sense of smell is perhaps the most spontaneous.  It is also the most strongly connected of the senses to the areas of the brain that process memory, meaning that even the smallest whiff of a smell that you had previously connected to a certain place can bring you back to that place in mere moments.  The sense of smell is directly wired to your brain, unlike the other senses, meaning that the link between smells and brain response is very rapid and quite ancient and primordial in nature.

Incense, then, is a way to access certain parts of your mind quickly and with a great deal of precision.  By selecting and using certain types of scents in your home you can rapidly adjust not only the atmosphere of the room but the atmosphere in your mind and spiritual body.  This is perhaps why incense has been used so extensively by so many cultures since ancient times.  From the joss sticks used in China, to the cedar and sage burned by indigenous tribes of the Americas, people all over the world have been burning plant essences in order to manipulate the sense of smell, and thus their brains, from time immemorial.

Incense is a wonderful way to change the atmosphere of a room in seconds without  having to go through the trouble of painting or moving furniture around.  It is also an incredibly useful tool for meditation practice.  Scents such as Japanese cedar, sandalwood and camphor seem to instantly pull the mind into a calm, meditative state in which you will find it easier to bring greater depth to your practice. Incense releases fragrant smoke when burned. Incense is used in therapy, meditation, and ceremony. Incense may also be used as a simple deodorizer.

No matter what purpose you use it for, incense can alter your frame of mind in a matter of seconds.  Easy to use, and there are scents to choose from. You are sure to find an incense that fits your needs.
Incense is burned for the smells they produce. The fragrances of incense help focus your mind on achieving specific goals.

7 AFRICAN POWERS - The 7 African Powers are frequently seen as a group of the Spiritual powers of the African Yoruba people. Often depicted as the Orisha hidden under the disguise of Catholic Saints. The Seven African Powers promote luck, protection and power.
AMBER -  Burned for love, comfort, happiness and healing, Amber comes in both stick and resin. It can also help one focus on particular issues or intentions.
CALL MONEY – This masala incense is perfect for attracting good fortune and prosperity. It also encourages generosity and the sharing of good fortune. 
BERGAMOT – Burning this incense helps with prosperity, uplifting of spirits, joy, protection, concentration, alertness, confidence, balance, strength, courage, motivation and assertiveness.
CANNABIS – The soft sweet grassy aroma of cannabis incense is known to soothe the mind. It is ideal relaxing with family or friends.
CEDAR – Cedar is burned for purification and to stimulate or strengthen psychic powers. It workd will to attract love, prevent nightmares, aids in healing and purification. It is also used for protection, balance, grounding, clarity, and insight.
CHAKRA LOTUS – Chakra Lotus is a pleasant blend of flowers, spices, gums, and resins. It is an irresistible fragrance that is ideal for meditation, yoga, or relaxation. It can clear the Chakras and support energy, spiritual, mental, emotional, physical health.
RAIN – Just likeits name, this incense is fresh, delicate and a bit exotic. Bringing this can help clear the mind and relieve stress. Use it to deepen your meditation and create serenity.
CINNAMON – This one is known for stimulation towards wealth, prosperity, and business success. It can help stimulate and strengthen the psychic powers and aid in healing.
CLOVE – Clove is ideal for pain relief and intellectual stimulation. It can also improve memory and focus. It can aid to dispel negativity and purify sacred and magical spaces.
COCONUT – Burn this for for protection and purification.
COPAL – Copal is used for love, purification, uplifting spirits and for protection. It helps spirituality and to can be used to attract love.
DRAGON’S BLOOD – Dragon's Blood is derived from the resin collected from the dragons blood flower. It is known to increase sexual appetite. It's also used for protection, purification, courage, remove negativity, enhance psychic awareness. It can also help with luck and success.
EGYPTIAN MUSK – Burn this if you're looking for a soothing scent of musk with a exotic twist and slight sweetness. It enhances and promotes a calm space.
EUCALYPTUS – The smell of eucalyptus can enlighten and increase concentration. This scent helps with breathlessness and protection from negative energies.
FRANKINCENSE – Frankincense helps with one's spirituality and astral strength. It's used for protection and dispels negativity. It aids in meditation, concentration and helps induce psychic visions. It's used to purify spaces, crystals and objects. It is also known for protecting against evil and attracting good luck.
FRANKINCENSE & MYRRH – This powerful combination acts as a purifier of negative influences and increases spirituality. It helps clears the mind and aids in protection during ceremonies.
GINGER -  Ginger is fire associative. It’s good for spells which incite desire or lust.
GREEN TEA – Green Tea is known for its antiseptic properties. It is ideal for warding off viruses and bacteria in your home. It helps eliminate sleepiness, increases alertness, strengthens the nervous system, improves memory and helps bring harmony to the soul.
INDIA TEMPLE INCENSE – India Temple Incense will enhance any living area or sacred space with a most amazing fragrance that you will cherish. Each Song of India Temple incense stick is rolled by hand in India using only the finest sandalwood powder, aromatic roots, resins, herbs and natural floral oils. This pleasant aroma promotes a sense of peace and tranquility.
JASMINE – Jasmine is great for increasing one's creativity. It helps strengthen self esteem. It is also good for attracting love, money, clear, and enhancing one's wisdom and skills.
JUNIPER – Juniper is very calming, protective and aids in healing. It's used to increase psychic powers and to break the curses and hexes cast by evil. It can also purify sleeping areas.
LAVENDER – Lavender has antiseptic qualities so cleansing and healing are the ideal situations to burn this. It helps bring happiness. Relaxation and can be used to induce rest and sleep. It can also attract love, peace and harmony in one's surroundings.
LEMONGRASS – Lemongrass is used to improve memory, help focus and increases concentration. It's known to aid in eliminating fatigue and the effect of sleep deprivation. Lemongrass is also natural insect repellent and is great for burning outdoors.
MOLDAVITE – Moldvite is used for cleansing, healing and calming. It can raise the energy of your space, filling it with healing, uplifting and soothing energy.
MOTHER EARTH – This grounding scent brings a sense of peace and tranquility. It is also good for purifying sleep areas.
MUSK – The smell of musk is known to be an aphrodisiac and can create a sensual atmosphere. It's used to heighten sensual passion. Burning this can also help with courage and vitality.
MYRRH – Myrrh is an ancient incense used for protection, healing, purification and spirituality. It amplifies friendship and relations with others.
NAG CHAMPA – Nag Champa is the most popular incense in the world. It is made from highly fragrant rare gums, resins, powders and pure Mysore Sandalwood Oil. It is considered to be a sacred incense which provides grounding and concentration. It is ideal for meditation, relaxation, and stress and anxiety relief.
OPIUM – Sleep, Lucid dreaming. Physic skills. Contacting deities & guides in dreams. Not opium poppy, but a blend of sandalwood, cedarwood, jasmine, rose, cinnamon.
PALO SANTO - Palo Santo wood has been used for thousands of years by Shamans and Healers among the Inca population. This “Holy Wood" is a part of their ceremonies and healing rituals. It provides energetic protection and removes bad energies. The sticks themselves may be lit and will burn for a few seconds to a minute then extinguish themselves filling a room with its wonderful fragrance.
PATCHOULI - Patchouli has the same undertone as original Nag Champa, but with a bit more kick. It is burned to stimulate spirituality and meditation. It's powerful cleansing aroma will bring balance and clarity creating a calming and sacred atmosphere.
PINE – Pine is used for protection, purification and healing. It is often placed in the home during the winter to promote protection, health through the cold season.
ROSE – Of course the scent of rose is meant to enhance love, fertility. It can allow one to increase courage, induce prophetic dreams and to return calm energies to the home.
SANDALWOOD – Sandalwood can enhance spirituality, provide a healing environment, aid in protection and purification. It Increases willpower and spirituality and has been known to act as an aphrodisiac.
SUPER HIT - This can enhance one's meditation and relaxation. It reduce negativity, increase the positive. It is sweeter smelling than Nag Champa.
MIDNIGHT – Midnight has a sweet, warm, comforting aroma of sandalwood blended with vanilla, nag champa and jasmine.
KARMA – Karma is similar to the original Nag Champa, but slightly sweeter.
SWEETGRASS – Sweetgrass removes undesirable ions and replaces them with good ions. It is beneficial for health and the environment. It is great for healing, peace, and spirituality.
VANILLA – Vanilla is very uplifting. It is burned to attract love and increase sexual desire. It helps with memory, eliminates insomnia and tames anger. Use it to create the feeling of safety, security and a uplifting atmosphere.
WHITE SAGE – White sage has long been used to eliminate negative energy and purify sacred spaces and ritual tools. It promotes wisdom and clarity. It can aid in the healing the body, mind, and soul. Use white sage to enhance concentration, creativity and intuition.
YLANG-YLANG – Ylang-Ylang can be a great antidepressant. It also lifts confidence and enhances love, harmony and euphoria.

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