If you are struggling to fall asleep and you need some restorative and rejuvenating relaxation, there is something that can help you in an easy, practical, and effective way: incense!
If you want to try it, you must read this article! You will learn how incense can help you fall asleep faster and improve your sleep quality!
The most effective incenses for a better sleep
Choose the scent you like the most and, after reading their properties and benefits, make sure you rely on the one that might bring you the best effects to help you fall asleep faster!
*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.
When you need to release stress, lavender is almost always the best choice. The beautiful purple flower is known for its relaxing properties and calming effect on the body and mind.
Smelling lavender fragrances can also help improve sleep quality and prolong it over time. Since it causes profound sleepiness, lavender is also used as a method to relieve insomnia. Given the power of this fragrance, we recommend that you only burn one stick at a time.
Imagine, for a moment, walking in the middle of a silent forest. A slow walk can remove the feeling of stress and pine incense can do the same. The pine fragrance reduces anxiety and fights depression, not to mention the fact that it also helps relaxation.
Although pine is usually considered a winter fragrance or is associated with Christmas, it has properties that induce calmness not only in that specific period but throughout the year. There is never a wrong time to burn some pine incense!
Its incense produces a pungent aroma that tickles the nostrils. Quite quickly, your breathing will become heavier and you will find yourself pleasantly immersed in the world of dreams. You can also try testing its effectiveness as an aphrodisiac with someone. We thank Hertha, the ancient Germanic goddess associated with this incense, for its amazing effects.
How to use them?
The best advice to use the incense for sleep is to burn it before you get into bed so you can set the atmosphere in your bedroom. Let it burn naturally. I recommend using grain incense for the best quality sleep if you can.
They will spread their energy widely and more effectively and the effects of the incense will be long-lasting so overnight the peaceful relaxing vibes will be still on.
Do it every night right before going to sleep. Then leave the windows open for a few minutes and then you are ready to go to bed.
If you meditate, you can also do so right before going to bed and while spending some time relaxing in your bedroom.
Sticks or grains?
As I said, grains would be the best choice, but if you prefer using incense sticks, go for it! Use what you prefer! This is your practice, make sure you do it the way you like the most!
Do I need a burner?
If you are going to use grains, then yes, an incense burner is a mandatory tool to burn grains safely. However, if you use an incense stick instead you don’t need a burner, though you should consider using an incense holder, especially if you want to leave the incense to burn all by itself.
A prayer to chant while using incense for a better sleep
You can chant these words out loud to let the incense for sleep do its magic and help you fall asleep faster.
“Incense for sleep
Bless my dream
I am ready to surrender
I am open to relax
I am ready to receive your blessings and sleep peacefully
I can feel your calming vibes coming around
I can feel your peace spreading within myself
How to get rid of sticks after a session is done?
When you are done using incense for sleep, you have three options: you blow the hashes outside your window or you can use them to create a talisman for sleep putting it under your pillow.
Otherwise, you can bury it outside to let the incense return to its natural original source: Mother Earth.
Where can you buy incense for a better sleep?
If you have an herbalist shop you trust, you can buy it there, relying on your herbalist for some good advice on the best incenses of the best quality for you to buy. Otherwise, of course, you can buy the incense online.
Make sure the incense you buy is organic, as raw as possible and high quality. High-quality incense has the best benefits and is often safer to burn than low-quality variants.
Buying online can be a tricky mission as there are many brands that offer cheap and low-quality products, so be smart! Try to learn more about the brand you are going to choose and read the feedback from previous customers to make it right! I know some incenses online are very cheap but are they also of good quality? If they are not, there’s a chance they won’t work properly.
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