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Incorporating Protection Incense into Your Practice (Tips)

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Written by: Tina Caro

If you feel you need protection in your life, you can do many things, but one of my favorite and quickest fixes is to burn incense for protection. If you want to give this a try, you definitely have to read this article!

Let’s begin!


For protection against negative energies, consider incense like Sage, Palo Santo, and Frankincense, known for their purifying and shielding properties.

Myrrh is often used alongside Frankincense for spiritual protection.

Cedar offers grounding and protective qualities, while Dragon’s Blood creates a strong energetic barrier.

Juniper and Copal are used for purifying and protecting spaces from negative influences and energy.

Set clear intentions for protection, visualize a shield forming, and incorporate protective rituals or prayers for added effectiveness.

Other effective incense for protection

*I found the best quality incense on Etsy. I wasn’t happy with what I found on Amazon! I also suggest that you check what local shops nearby have in stock.

Oliban (Frankincense)

Frankincense is the best-known incense for protection, with incomparable esoteric magical virtues. For its ability to put in contact with the spiritual sphere, it is and has been used in every practice that wants to attract the divine and cast out negative energies since ancient times.

Valuable support for any magical religious practice, by its characteristics, can adequately enhance any other resin or plant.

It is used in consecrations, purifications, propitiations, meditations, divinations, for developing psychic faculties, religious rituals, cleaning the aura, etc. If you feel you need protection on a spiritual level, Oliban incense is the one you need!

You can buy them on Etsy


Myrrh is a brownish rubber resin that oozes from some trees native to the eastern coasts of North Africa and Arabia. In magic, it is used for protection, exorcisms, spiritual rituals, and concentration.

Myrrh fumigations are highly purifying and amplify positive vibrations and willpower. Myrrh gives greater effectiveness to the incense to which it is added. Its fumes are used to consecrate, purify and bless sacred objects, amulets, talismans, and all manner of magical objects in general.

It provides the magnetic energy necessary for each creation, stimulates brain activity, study, and research in any activity that requires psychic commitment. It is also very useful for meditation and contemplation.

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This incense for protection extracted from Styrax Officinalis is an excellent magnet of positive influences; It is used for purification, prosperity, healing, protection, and blessing rituals to develop spiritual energy and invocations.

It is also used in financial and material protection, and it also helps you develop intellectual qualities, sensitivity, optimism, and is also excellent support in occult therapeutic operations.

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When to use them?

If you feel your need some protection or extra support these incenses are amazing. You can use them to create a protective shield around a place or yourself. If you want to do it on a specific day of the week to use the day’s energy to boost the protective effects of these incense, you can burn your favorite incense for protection on a Saturday.

How to use them?

Choose the perfect incense for your goal. Having identified the space where you feel you need some protection and maybe it is believed that negative energies are concentrated, this is the procedure to follow to purify the environment and create a shield of protection.

  • Close the windows;
  • Light the incense;
  • Start the purification from the corners of the room, following the flow of smoke with movements from the bottom up;
  • Repeat the process around the windows and, finally, in the center of the room;
  • Close the door and any other access to the purified place;
  • Wait a quarter of an hour;
  • Go back in and, opening doors and windows, ventilate the room.

If you feel that you are still in the presence of heavy energies, you can use a simple method to verify the progress of the purification.

Just reposition the incense in the center of the room and carefully observe the smoke: if it rises linearly upwards, it means that negative energies still compress it.


The ritual will then be repeated. If, on the other hand, the smoke expands easily even horizontally, then any energy stagnation has been eliminated.

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Sticks or grains?

It doesn’t matter! Choose what you prefer! That’s the best thing to do!

Do I need a burner?

If you are going to use grains yes, an incense burner is a mandatory tool to ensure you are burning the incense safely, but if you are going to use an incense stick instead you don’t need a burner. However, you should consider using an incense holder, especially if you want to leave the incense burn all by itself.

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A prayer to chant while using incense for protection

“Might your energy surround me
The protection I need
I can feel it coming
Your sacred smoke is here to support me, protect me, guide me
I feel safe, I feel protected
I can see the negativity and the external forces staying away from me
Blessed be”

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How to get rid of sticks after a session is done?

When you are done you have two options: you blow the hashes outside your window or you can even bury the remains in your garden or in a pot on your balcony or porch to let the incense get back to its original source, the earth, but also keeping it around you can be amazing to let its protective energy work.

Or, if you are going to create a talisman for protection or a mojo bag for protection, you can add that ashes to it! Do what feels like the best option for you and your practice!

Where can you buy incense for protection?

If you have an herbalist shop nearby you can buy it there, or you can buy it online of course. Just make sure the products you buy are organic, as raw as possible, and high-quality.

This will ensure you enjoy the benefits of incense properly and safely for your health. Buying online can be tricky but reading feedbacks and exploring a brand’s philosophy behind its products is a wonderful way to make a wise choice!

If you think you need protection in your life, for you and those around you, don’t forget I can help you with my spell casting service!

Tina Caro

Tina Caro is a witch with more than 10 years of experience, a yogi, an astrologer, and a passionate supporter of all things holistic! She’s also an owner of the website Magickal Spot where she discusses a variety of her favorite topics.

Magickal Spot has helped thousands of readers worldwide, and she’s personally worked with hundreds of clients and helped them manifest desires to have a happier and more abundant life.

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