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Scented Candles vs Incense

What differentiates Candles from incense Read how you can boost your creativity, relax deeply, relieve stress, and strengthen your mental health by incorporating these organic Incense and Scented Candles into your life.

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We all have our own reasons for diffusing our home with fragrances of scented candles or incense sticks. For some people burning incense sticks or scented candles enriched with pure essential oils acts as a means of Aromatherapy. Which melts away their stress and takes them to deeper stages of relaxation. 

While many people choose them to fill their homes with refreshing and amazing scents or to just mask the odours. Or maybe you just love to use them for special occasions like parties or get-togethers. Whatever your reason is, one thing remains constant and that is our love for them.

What Is Incense?

Incense is made up of raw materials that are derived from plants like flowers, herbs, resins, essential oils, wood, etc. The types of ingredients used, vary from manufacturer to manufacturer.

When the incense is burned it diffuses the fragrance in the surrounding. Many ancient civilizations like Indians, Egyptians, Greeks and Chinese would burn them in temples to sanctify the environment and to create a meditative atmosphere.

Benefits of Incenses Made of 100% Natural and Organic Materials

  • Incenses made of Nag Champa and Eucalyptus have anti-microbial properties, which cleanse and purify the air.
  • Incense made of Lavender and Sandalwood works like magic on our jangled nerves, reduces anxiety, and relaxes our minds.
  • Patchouli and Rose Incense builds-up romantic feelings and also acts as an aphrodisiac.

Only Incense sticks that are free from any chemicals can provide the above benefits.

We at Brahmas craft Incense sticks that are in compliance with the International Fragrance Association and are safe to be inhaled by adults, kids, and pets.

We have a flat 10% discount if you apply the code “READER” on your next Brahmas purchase. 

Ways In Which Incense Sticks can Enrich Your Life

  • Introduce Incense to your meditation practice, it will take you to higher realms of meditation. It will help you form a deeper connection with the supreme power.
  • Use around your workspace to boost your creativity and stay focused.
  • Burn it before you sleep, to release the stress accumulated throughout the day and improve your sleep quality.

Read how you can distinguish good incense from bad one.

What are Scented Candles

Scented Candles are basically made by mixing wax and scented oil. Other ingredients are also added, which again varies from manufacturer to manufacturer. When the candles are burned they release an aroma into the air.

How can Scented Candles Enrich your life?

  • Scented Candles can be saviours when you don’t have time to clean the house, just light a candle to mask the odours.
  • Use them during ceremonies, parties, get-togethers, or romantic dinners to add extra charm to the ambience.
  • Burn it to unwind after a hectic day and immerse yourself in the bathtub filled with warm water. If you are like me, then you can also light it while reading a book before you sleep.

To optimize the fragrance of your favourite scented candles try using candle warmers instead of burning them. To know more about it read our blog on Top 10 Candle Warmers that meet your requirements.

Incense vs Scented Candles

They release the fragrance instantly as soon as they are burned.It takes 5 to 10 minutes for candles to fill the room with aroma after burning.
The fragrance lasts only till the incense is burning. The fragrance lasts for quite some time even after the candle is doused.
Ideal for use during meditation, around your workspace to increase your focus and creativity, during yoga, or before you sleep.Ideal for use during special occasions, romantic dinners, entertaining guests, or just a cosy evening with your family.

Best Product Picks for Incense

 Lavender Incense

They have a rich floral and sweet fragrance. Its delicate aroma calms your mind and soothes your nerves. It’s widely used in aromatherapy and is scientifically proven to assist in better sleep. The delicate aroma of lavender incense sticks will refresh your senses and relieve stress from your system.

Light it up before you sleep to melt away all the anxiety so that you can sleep with a clean slate of mind. They are made up of recycled flowers, ancient ayurvedic herbs, natural wood and resin, and pure essential oils.

Eucalyptus Incense

They give a minty and woody fragrance. Its refreshing aroma is bound to uplift your mood and boost your mental health. Eucalyptus is credibly known for its healing benefits and helps to breathe better by strengthening your lungs. It also acts as a natural repellent for bugs and bacteria. 

Light eucalyptus incense when you work from home or the office if possible to boost your creativity and stay focused. This incense is not made up of charcoal, so it will not give out black smoke when burned.

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Rose Incense

It has an incredibly vivid fragrance that’s fresh & sweet. Ideal for arousing passion and works effectively as an aphrodisiac. Its remedial aroma activates the senses & induces a state of happiness. 

Rose incense is known for its effectiveness to ignite and enhance emotions of love, compassion & devotion. They are made up of flowers discarded by the temples. Which are then thoroughly washed and cleaned off all the pesticides.

Sandalwood Incense

They have a creamy & refreshing fragrance. It has a calming effect on the mind and is profoundly known to support meditation. Its rich aroma sanctifies the surroundings and is used widely in religious settings and temples. 

The timeless fragrance of sandalwood will enhance your spirituality & transcend you to higher realms. All the processes of making this incense right from collecting the raw materials to hand rolling them to packaging are carried out by poor women artisans.

Patchouli Incense

They act as a natural stress reliever that brings joy and helps you to keep anxiety and negative feelings at bay. Popularly used by Hippies it came to be known as the scent of the 60s. It will fill your body with tranquility and your mind with serenity.

Use it while you brainstorm for ideas, its meditative powers will help you tap into the source of universal intelligence and creativity. They do not contain any chemicals and are completely safe to use around pets and kids.

Best Product Picks For Scented Candles

Bath and Body Warmer Mahogany Teakwood High-Intensity

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This candle has the strongest scent of all the Bath and Body warmers candles. It has a masculine sort of fragrance. The candle lasts for up to 45 hours. 

Its smell lingers for a long time even after the candle has stopped burning. Excellent to mask pets, food, or stale odor. Their candles are made up of lots of chemicals so if you are into organic products you check out other products on the list.

Prosperity Candles

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Their candles are made up of soy and other organic raw materials. They are made by women refugees in the USA. They have a wide variety and are packaged in attractive bowls. All their candles are hand-poured. 

They do not have a strong fragrance because they don’t use chemicals. If you prefer organic products then this will be a wise choice for you.

Nourish and Refine Candles

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Although they don’t have much variety of candles. All their products are made up of 5 ingredients or less. Since they don’t have any chemicals the scent throw is light but excellent for use if you are into Aromatherapy.

Sicilian Citrus 3-wick Candle by HHI Candles

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This candle is made up of Orange, Lemon, and Eucalyptus. They are made up of eco-friendly soy wax. The lid is made up of bamboo and the wick is made up of cotton. 

It has a light scent. If you prefer stronger-smelling candles then this might be not for you.

Yankee’s Spiced Pumpkin Candle, Sigle-Wick

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It gives the scent of pumpkins baked with spices of clove, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Lasts for 110-150 hours. It is made up of paraffin and enclosed in a glass jar. Contains pure cotton wick. 

I hope this blog was useful and if you have any doubts regarding Scented Candles and Incense Sticks feel free to connect with us through mail or comments. Our team would be delighted to assist you.

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Niriksha has 2 years of experience in creative writing and blogging. She's been doing Meditation and Yoga for 4 years, which really helps her connect with her readers in her blogs. She is also passionate about mindfulness, Ayurveda and Spirituality.

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