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Questions on incense!?

Posted on 20 May 2014 by admin

Question by Sarah Bear!: Questions on incense!?
Ok, I have a few questions about incense. 1. What is it used for? 2. What do you think is the best scent to buy? 3. And if anyone knows, What are the smells that are in the alice in wonderland incense pack? 4. What brand do you recomend? 5. If I burn them in my room, will it make my room smell like them or… will it go away?

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Answer by Alice T
1. mostly for sent but some spiritual/ritual use aswell like for alters or congering or getting spirits out of a home 2. vanilla, lavender ,cinnamon there are some others but its good to smell before buying 3. i have NO idea 5. still no clue 6. it will go away it’s like buring a candel but much stronger. be sure to keep a window open or it may get stuffy

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One Response to “Questions on incense!?”

  1. D6 says:

    1. Incense is used by many people simply to scent their homes with fragrance. It is also used for the purpose of meditation. It is used for spiritual purposes as well by many people. It is used in the Catholic church, as well as by Wiccans (Witches), Pagans and other religions like the Hindu, Buddhist Religions, etc.

    2. It is important to buy brands that are made with natural essential oils when possible. Cheap incense that is made with synthetic scents will often smell terrible. (the words “skunk” come to mind!) I have tried the synthetic ones and they are awfull, 99/% of the time.

    Only you can decide what scents to use. It depends on what you are using it for. If you want it only to scent your room and smell nice, then simply choose whatever fragrances that you really like. Some popular ones are: strawberry, vanilla, jasmine, rose, cinnamon, pine, lavender, lilac (harder to find). There are many other floral fragrances available.

    If you want to use it for spiritual purposes, then the fragrance that you use becomes more important. For meditation, sandalwood has always been a traditional fragrance, although you can use any fragrance that puts YOU in a peaceful state. More traditional religions usually use specific scents of incense for specific purposes. Frankincense is a traditional religious scent. You might want to look into this. Native American traditions use specific scents like sage, cedar, and sweetgrass. These all have specific purposes. Sage is a good incense to burn in your home to cleanse it of negative energy. Wiccans (Witches) use various incense for different purposes. There are some wonderful scents like dragon’s blood (named after the plant of that name) that are used for specific reasons. Patchouli is another.

    3. I’ve never heard of Alice in Wonderland pack.

    4. Any brand that is made with pure, natural essential oils is good. You can often find better qualities of incense in smaller, new-age stores, etc. I found an excellent source at our local mall. There is a small vendor who specializes in new-age merchandise and his incense is incredible. You can often find native american incense in museum gift shops.

    5. The smell will linger for a short while, but not too long. I would suggest that you open a window, if possible, as the smoke can be overpowering for some people.

    Incense can have a wonderful, calming influence in your home, as well as be used for spiritual purposes.


    PS You can also find a wide variety of incense on Ebay, but be careful! Often, when someone is selling huge quantities for very little money, it is of poor quality. I know, it has happended to me. There are some excellent sellers of incense though. You just have to look and use your judgement.


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