Move clockwise throughout the space you want to purify, moving around the edge while waving the incense up and down near the walls and up into the corners of the room while repeating your positive affirmations from the previous step. Repeat as needed.
When you are ready to burn an incense stick, start by holding it from the correct end – the end that is thicker, and coated, is the end you will be lighting up, so pick the stick up from the end that is thinner, and not coated. Now light up a match or lighter, and hold the flame under the tip of the thick, coated end.
It is possible that the incense isn’t completely dry, so it can’t burn easily. To remedy this, you can heat up the incense on top of a heat lamp. The incense may also be too wet because of the essential oil content in them. You could try to dry them up more by wiping them off with a tissue.
If you are burning an incense stick that is made with low-quality ingredients, you should expect a lot of smoke smell for a while. Chemical fastens up, and synthetic scent oils (even potentially from well-known brands) can create murky smoke when incense is lit.
Light the end of the incense stick until a flame is established. Allow it to burn for a few seconds to ensure it is properly lit. Gently extinguish by blowing or fanning out the flame.
Here are some of the best incenses for healing:- Lavender Incense.
Sage. Sage is renowned for cleansing – whether used as incense or in its dry leaf form. It is a powerful cleanser that has been used for hundreds of thousands of years. Remember that Sage is a complete cleanser, and, as such, will remove all energy.
3 incense sticks: It is about worshipping the Buddha, the Dharma, the Sangha. 4 incense sticks: It is related to the elements and used to increase fortune. 5 incense sticks: It is about worshiping the Buddha, the Dharma, the Sangha, father, mother, and teachers.
If you are burning the incense stick for relaxation and for no specific purpose, one incense stick a day is ideal. This is if you are burning the incense stick inside your room. The bigger your room is, the more incense you need.
Burning incense is considered to be the most popular way to get rid of negative energies in a house and bring forth new positive vibes. Incense used in connection with temples are a common form of sacrificial offering to a god or deity.
Burning frankincense, for example, is typically better when performed at night. Incense made from other materials, such as myrrh, should be burned during the morning or afternoon.
It’s advised that you use two or three incense sticks or cones daily if you have a well-ventilated home. Any more than that may cause a lot of smoke and make you feel uncomfortable. If you’re burning incense in a closed room and have pets or kids at home, make sure that the incense stick is far from their reach.
Burn the incense stick only in a well-ventilated area. Do not light incense in a closed room or inside a cupboard.
Another study found inhalation of incense could be more cancerous than smoking a cigarette. This study was performed only on animal cells in vitro, however. Many toxic and irritant compounds were detected in the smoke alongside its aromatic compounds, meaning that it could create other health effects, too.
Burning incense produces smoke, which is not healthy for your cat’s respiratory system. The smoke can act as an irritant, which may cause your cat to cough or have an allergic reaction. Increased smoke in the home puts your cat at risk for developing asthma.
Once the cone catches fire, let the top burn for 5 to 10 seconds before blowing (or fanning) the flame out. If done properly, the top of the cone will still be lit, but no longer in flames. Your cone will start to smolder and burn into a fragrant smoke. Incense cones tend to burn for no longer than half an hour.
Once the large flame disappears, the tip of the incense cone should continue to glow orange. If the tip looks dark when you take the flame away, try to relight it until the tip is orange when left alone. Fan the incense cone gently to ensure the flame is completely out.
Many studies have proved the antibacterial powers of incense sticks. They are known to have reduced bacteria in the air, disinfect, and at the same time, purify the air and maintain the same levels of purity for 24 hours.
The air pollution in and around various temples has been documented to have harmful effects on health. When incense smoke pollutants are inhaled, they cause respiratory system dysfunction. Incense smoke is a risk factor for elevated cord blood IgE levels and has been indicated to cause allergic contact dermatitis.
The smoke of burning incense is interpreted by both the Western Catholic and Eastern Christian churches as a symbol of the prayer of the faithful rising to heaven. This symbolism is seen in Psalm 141 (140), verse 2: “Let my prayer be directed as incense in thy sight: the lifting up of my hands, as evening sacrifice.”