Benefits of Using Incense Sticks In Your Home

10 November 2015

Burning incense is a great remedy to prevent infections from spreading in the house as it cleanses the air with natural herbs.


Incense has been used for many years for religious and ceremonial purposes. Monks and spiritual leaders have used them for many centuries due to their psychological and physiological benefits. Today it is mostly used as a substitute for air freshener, but it is not just for that, burning incense sticks has more to it than simply getting rid of odour.

Incense sticks are made from one or a combination of different herbs. Burning these herbs in our home has a positive effect on our body and mind in the following ways:

  • Reduces fatigues, stress and anxiety.
    The aroma from incense helps in slowing down the heart rate and helps in better functioning of the nervous system. By relaxing the nervous system, our muscles are able to release any built up tension easily and aids in better functioning of the nervous systems. This in turn helps in reducing fatigue, stress and anxiety.
  • Helps in aiding insomnia.
    If you are having any trouble sleeping, burning incense sticks can be miraculous. The smoke that comes out from bringing them, deeply relaxes the mind and induces sleep. It is a safe, natural and a drug-free treatment for insomnia.
  • Helps in getting rid of mosquitoes and germs.
    Incense is a natural way to sterilise the air and a healthier alternative to aerosol sprays as it is free of harmful chemicals. In addition, due to it’s anti-bacterial properties, incense can be used to get rid of mosquitoes, germs and certain type of bugs if they happen to invade your space.
  • Enhances creativity.
    The pleasant aroma encourages creative juices to flow. It induces a dream like state that boosts creative energy. Being in a calm and relaxed state, gives birth to creative solutions where ideas start to flow naturally in the brain.
  • Uplifts the mood.
    Incense sticks come in various natural flavours. You can choose whichever one suits your mood and be ready to feel uplifted and rejuvenated.
  • Helps cure headaches and minor depression.
    Inhaling the natural herbs which are an important ingredient of incense is a great way of introducing them in the body. These herbs enter the body through the subtle smoke and induce a deep meditative state that helps in healing headaches and minor depression.
  • Cleanses the air hence helps in preventing air borne infections.
    Incense has anti-bacterial properties that helps in removing odour, germs and other impurities in the air. It is a great remedy to prevent infections from spreading in the house as it cleanses the air with natural herbs.
  • Creates a positive environment resulting in increased productivity.
    You don’t necessarily need an excuse or a specific reason to use incense in your home. The basic idea of being at home is to be able to relax and feel refreshed. A regular habit of burning incense at home will create a pleasant environment for you and your family.

Here’s a list of some of the best selling incense available to buy on Amazon:

  1. Cinnamon
  2. Lavender
  3. Patchouli
  4. Sandalwood
  5. Rose
  6. Jasmine
  7. White Musk

You can check out some non-incense fragrances here such as Candles, Room Sprays and Scented Balls.