People burn incense in their home or even their own business for a lot of reasons. Some simply because they like their house smelling like incense and then, there are those, who do so for cleansing and/or spiritual reasons.
Throughout many Asian cultures, incense burning has been used to ward off negative energy and spirits. There are many kinds of different incenses based on many different purposes you seek. One thing that many believe when it comes to incense is that you burn regularly, that is not necessarily true. Burning incense must have a purpose, at least in Southeast Asian culture, like for spiritual dedications. Burning incense just to burn them can lead to unwanted spirits coming into your home or business that can cause unwanted negative energy.
Here are a few different incenses and their purposes:
–Amber is incense used mostly for wisdom and truth-seeking, as well as rituals of love and desire. For, thousands of years, it has also been used in sacred rites and is said to be excellent for past-life recall and initiation rituals.
–Basil is one used to exorcise and protect against evil entities while also bringing fidelity, love, good luck, sympathy, and prosperity. A very popular incense used when performing love divinations.
–Cypress is one in particular that not only encourages strength, but comfort, healing, eases anxiety/ stress, promotes confidence, self-assurance, and even physical vitality. It also helps support willpower and concentration and helps ease the pain of grief and loss.
–Mint is an incense that is burned for multiple uses. The first is being burned to increase one’s sexual appetite. Also, to exorcise evil supernatural entities, conjure beneficial spirits, and bring money. While possessing strong healing vibrations and protective abilities.
– Pine is one that is burned for purification of a space or even an object. It can banish negative energies, exorcise evil supernatural entities, and bring money, and break hexes and return them to their senders.