“Which Scent is Best for . . .”. A smell isn't just a Fragrance -- it's a Memory.

                          These nostalgic ties aren't just a coincidence -- there's science behind why we cherish these aromas. Our response is directly linked                                              to the emotional centre of our brain, unlike Touch or Taste, Scents are directly correlated with past experiences.                                                        Aside from their memory-inducing powers, certain Scents can also do amazing things for our Mind, Body and Soul. From Stress Relief                                           to Headache Relief, certain Aromas have a way of making an impact, whether that be Negatively or Positively.

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Amber ~ A haunting bouquet. This blend of resins, musk, and florals is an excellent multi-purpose incense. Use it for wisdom and truth-seeking, as well as rituals of love and desire.
Cinnamon ~ This is one of the cosiest scents but Did You Know . . . this sweet-smelling spice can also boost your brain power? Cinnamon can sharpen your mind, it can improved in cognitive functions such as Visual-Motor Response, Working Memory and Attention Span. Burn Cinnamon incense for Protection and Personal Power. Fiery cleansing is another superpower of Cinnamon incense (when White Sage is just too sweet to do the job). Cinnamon can be used either to inflame passion, or to counter the effects of love spells.
Citrus ~ Lemon incense brings a bright, Solar burst of Confidence and Good Luck. Burn it when you need extra energy to accomplish your goals. Orange incense has a similar meaning of Joy, Good Fortune, and Prosperity. Orange or Orange Blossom is a traditional incense for happiness in marriage. Citrus can help you feel more energized. If you're looking for a little pick-me-up, you may want to forget the cup of coffee and opt for Citrus instead, simply sniffing the fruit can help Boost Energy and Alertness. Talk about a real superfruit!
Dragon’s Blood ~ Real Dragon’s Blood is a Rare and Monstrously expensive tree resin. Drugstore Dragon’s Blood can smell like anything from Aftershave to Cherry Air Freshener. (Good ones strike a balance between sweet, spicy, and earthy.) Dragon’s Blood Incense is used to Empower just about any working. It lends fiery energy to Love Magick, Protection, Oath-making, etc. Draconic witches sometimes choose Dragon’s Blood as a general temple incense.
Frankincense ~ This ancient fragrance will help you to accomplish most magickal aims. Setting sacred space, consecrating tools, offerings to ancestors and deities. Purification, power, and riches, too, are attributes of Frankincense. Some incense blends balance all that fiery Solar energy with dark, healing Myrrh.

Jasmine ~ Versatile Jasmine is used for meditation and psychic sight, as well as love spells. Some Jasmines bloom at night and is said to encourage prophetic dreams. "Night Queen" incense is Jasmine sexed up with musk or exotic spices—perfect for magick that is both sensual and spiritual.
Lavender ~ It can help you sleep. As a go-to scent for Relaxation, Lavender can help calm the mind and body almost instantly. But perhaps its most useful benefit is its ability to help treat Insomnia, research has found that the fragrance effectively eased Sleep Problems and Depression, Stress, and Post-Operative Pain, so when you're having trouble getting your shuteye, turn to this soothing scent for a little help.
Musk ~ Originally, Musk comes from the rare secretions of mammal reproductive glands. It’s a perfume of Earth. Some Musk incenses round off the sharper edges with romantic white florals—which may or may not be good luck. When Musk scents are sprayed around the bedroom before sleep, Positive Dreams are the result much more than if the bedroom had unpleasant smells or no odours at all. Bedtime Aromas influence the type of dreams people have and these smells feature in the plots of dreams.
Nag Champa ~ First blended in India, Nag Champa is now the most popular incense fragrance worldwide. Nag Champa is a wonderful aid to meditation and may be used as a general magickal incense. Its heavenly blend of florals and Sandalwood stimulate spiritual awareness, while helping keep you grounded in the here and now.
Patchouli ~ It is famous for masking B.O. and the smell of drugs like 'pot', but that need not be its only legacy. This dark, earthy aroma—love it or hate it—is an exceptional incense for the magick of attraction. Sex and money spells are Patchouli’s best uses.
Pine ~ Like Cedar, Forest, There's a good reason why Pine Trees bring us cheer around the holidays !? A scent of Pine can be used for Decreasing our Anxiety and Stress. Tests have shown that people who walk through Pine Forests show significantly Lower levels Depression and Stress and it was also discovered that Anxious individuals had a greater feeling of Relaxation after indulging in this scent.
Rose ~ A classic lover’s incense and is used in workings to attract and keep true love. Both romantic love and self-love are boosted by the scent of Rose. Not just a pretty face, the Rose flower has an especially sacred energy and may be used to open the heart and stimulate psychic gifts.
Sandalwood ~ A holy wood renowned in India, Sandalwood consecrates and heals. Its magickal uses include wishes, peace, and removing negativity. It is also used to bless altars and tools and create ritual space. Sandalwood may never be used to curse or compel, but only to empower benevolent magick.

                                                      Did you know . . . ? 

There are around 5 million receptor cells in the human nose compared to 200 million in a dog’s nasal passages, Our sense of smell may not be as good as that of most animals but it has a major role in the Emotions and in both Physical and Mental Health.                                                                                                                       Aromatherapy uses an extraction of volatile, or aromatic, compounds from plants and delivers them to the body via vapor or a topical solution. The purpose of the process is to alter mood, cognitive function or health.                                                                Essential oils were traditionally used as antiseptics because they prevent infections. But over time, the focus on the benefits of these Oils has shifted. In the past, they were used as topical treatments whereas now, they are used to influence the brain. It is believed that aromatic compounds are absorbed through the olfactory system (nasal) where they interact with the brain’s limbic system and this interaction creates a minor and temporary change in brain chemistry.
Aromatics are one of the more fascinating areas of Organic Chemistry. Aromas have a chemical structure all their own.  For example, one of the more distinct Aromatherapy scents from a Pineapple is created by the presence of Methyl Butyrate ~ which plays a powerful role in Brain Function and Health plus it may help prevent Brain Disorders.  Roses smell lovely thanks to the compound Geranyl Acetate ~ assists human mental health by Reducing Stress and improving Mood, and also the refreshing scent of Lemongrass is due to the chemical compound Citronella which fights Depression and gives Relief from Anxiety and Sadness.

                     Incense and Aromatherapy go hand in hand. With the correctly scented incense, one can actually use its healing powers to:                                           reduce and calm anxiety, stress, and fear, alleviate insomnia, accelerate healing. You can also help stimulate and renew energy,                                     cleanse the atmosphere, and prepare for meditation and prayer. The aromatic smell that burning incense releases stimulates                                                 the olfactory nerves. This stimulation is able to produce effects of various states such as physical, emotional, and psychological                                                 based on the fragrance. One interesting fact to note is that many of the ingredients used in incense don't have                                                                                                                                     any smell unless they are burned.