When a friend recently visited my home, she spent several moments sniffing my space and breathing deeply to identify the delicate yet distinct scent lingering in the air. Eventually she gave up and asked what candle I was burning. I usually feature a small collection of pure essential oils or deliciously scented premium natural candles (including an experimental blend that I'm working on for the Théo Pure Home Collection), however on this particular day I'd burned two of my favorite natural, hand-rolled incenses: Rose & Sandalwood. As some of you may know, I love rituals – how they make me feel, what they signify – and the act of preparing, lighting, and watching the smoke dance is one ritual I enjoy on special occasions.
Here are three of my go-to sticks:
Nag Champa is a classic meditation and cleansing blend, comprised of more than 100 essential oils including Sandalwood. It can be burned to purify a space or to calm the mind. This is my absolute favorite.
Rose is associated with love, sensuality, and desire.
Sandalwood is associated with inner unity and serenity and can be used to clear away negative energy.
There are numerous scents out there, so I encourage you to discover the ones that appeal to you. Maybe you're an Amber, Patchouli, Lavender, Cinnamon or Frankincense type of person. Part of the fun is discovering which one embodies who you are, or your mood of the moment.
Please note, for health reasons I only use all-natural, premium hand-rolled incenses made by artisans. Even our incenses must be pure.