Look at this pretty picture long enough, and you just might start smelling the intoxicating aromas of our incense collection! It’s amazing how burning just one stick of incense can totally alter the mood of a space–we love using incense’s olfactory powers to create a relaxing meditative atmosphere after a busy day!
Smell is more directly linked to the emotional regions of the brain than other senses, and actually operates differently than the other senses in registering that connection: with sound, sight, or taste, we identify the information first and then react emotionally. With smells, we have an emotional reaction first and then identify the scent shortly thereafter.
Aromatherapy uses mindfully chosen scents to enhance mood and well being. You can use essential oils (like those that come with these diffusers or those in our Auric Blends rollerballs, perfect for olfactory uplift on-the-go!), smudge sticks, or incense to enhance your atmosphere and elevate your spirit. Here are a few of our favorite scents and their potential mood-boosting powers:
Sandalwood: relaxing, calming, creates mental clarity, boosts memory
Lemongrass: refreshing, mind-stimulating, relieves anxiety & stress, helps with insomnia
Dragon’s Blood: cleansing, enhances feelings of love and courage
Patchouli: sensual, heightens creativity, encourages new ideas, soothes nerves
Nag Champa: all the benefits of sandalwood, plus the stress-busting and soothing power of champa flower
Sage: cleansing, stimulates the mind, enhances intuition
What mood or emotion does the sweetly scented smoke of incense evoke for you? What is your very favorite incense or aromatherapeutic oil?
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