incense has been used for at least 5000 years - to
accompany prayer, to worship the Gods, purify the air, release
negative vibrations, induce self-awareness and to uplift the emotional
- In Hindu tradition, incense plays a very important role as the
aroma contributes to providing the most favourable atmosphere for
meditation and prayer.
- In ancient Sanskrit
texts, there are many descriptions of
incense being burned, to "fill the heart with euphoria
and uplift the mind to its highest state".
have always used incense to accompany their meditations, to induce
self-awareness and free them of negative states.
- The Ancient Egyptians used
incense in many of their temple rituals.
Each incense had a specific purpose and effect - for example,
Frankincense was regarded as "sustenance for the gods".
has also played a large part in the modern development of
aromatherapy, based on the fact that certain aromas have beneficial
effects on body and mind.
- Fragrances can be selected to assist with mood
enhancement, to help you feel good, to be soothing and uplifting, or to
reduce stressful situations.
Lavender for example
is associated with a calming effect.
sure where to start? Here are a few suggestions to help you choose the
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CALMING / STRESS RELIEF: As
mentioned above, Lavender has long been known for its
calming effect. You might like to try HEM
GENERAL RELAXATION: Sandalwood
incense, in its many forms, is excellent to promote a
general feeling of well-being... why not try the very
pungent Chandan Dhoop, or the warm, rich aroma of Padmini
UPLIFTING AND LIGHTENING YOUR MOOD: Floral
fragrances are excellent to cheer you up! I'd particularly
recommend HEM Precious Lily
and Precious Gulab (rose).
GENERALLY FEELING GOOD: One
of the most "indulgent" aromas for incense is
Vanilla. You'd be hard pressed to beat Satya
Super Hit's extremely rich fragrance...
- everybody's different. What works for one person might not work for
another - but take a little time to experiment and I'm sure you'll
find a variety of fragrances to suit your moods and needs! (And don't
forget you can get the same effects by using fragrance
oils - some people prefer them to incense...)
are a few initial suggestions, not a complete list - if you'd like any
further information or advice on the best incense or oil to choose for
a particular purpose, you're very welcome to get in touch. Please
click on the e-mail button below to send me your query.