Magical Uses of Incense

Magical Uses of Incense

Check out our reference guide to the magical uses of incense. Have you ever wondered what uses incense had besides simply casting a beautiful scent into the room? Find out about different uses for incense that promote psychic abilities and much more.

There are many magical uses of incense that have been around for centuries. Think of this page as your own guide to the psychic and magical uses of various incense so please feel free to bookmark it for your reference.

  • AFRICAN VIOLET: Promotes spirituality and protection. Used to create harmonious and magnetic vibrations in love and friendship.
  • ALMOND: Used in prosperity and wisdom spells.
  • ALOES WOOD: The most precious, rare incense on earth. Since antiquity it has been so prized and difficult to procure, that it was often traded on an equal level of gold. Burned for luck, love and to strengthen other incenses.
  • AMBER: A sacred temple powder often referred to as “Nectar of the Gods” or “Ambrosia” because of it’s divine fragrance. Emotion balancer. Used in healing and meditation. Intoxicating aroma that blends well with everything.
  • APPLE: Used in love, healing, immortality and garden magic rituals.
  • BALSAM FIR: Used for respiratory work and for grounding.
  • BAMBOO: Bamboo is the stick used to hold the herbs and resins in most stick incense. It has magical uses of it’s own. It is used in divination in Chinese Temples. Used in luck, protection and hex-breaking rituals.
  • BANANA: Used in fertility, potency and prosperity rituals.
  • CEDAR LEAF: Used for purifying, protection and to banish bad dreams. Used by Native Americans in sweat lodges to release heavy emotional energies.
  • CHERRY: Long been used to stimulate or attract love and divination.
  • CINNAMON: Raises high spiritual and protective vibrations. Used for healing and money rituals. A stimulant, aphrodisiac, draws money, stimulates psychic powers. Holy anointing oil used by ancient Hebrews.
  • COCONUT: Long been used in chastity spells, as well as protection rituals.
  • COPAL BLACK: Used in immunity and heart rituals. An earthy, spicy Copal. Burned during “Day of the Dead” Celebrations.
  • COPAL WHITE: Considered to be a sacred “Food of the Gods”. Used in immunity and heart rituals. Burned for love and purification. It is the cleanest and purest of the Copals.
  • CLOVES: Used to drive away hostile, negative forces. An aphrodisiac and psychic enhancer. It is also used to produce spiritual vibrations and to purify the area.
  • DESERT SAGE: Traditionally used to drive out bad spirits, feelings and influences. An important, strong, herbaceous Native American Plant. Burned for wealth, wisdom, knowledge, protection, and purification.
  • DRAGON’S BLOOD: Red Resin from a palm tree. It is used in rituals involving love, protection and exorcism. Burned for consecration, protection, good luck and strengthens spells. Increases potency of other resins.
  • EUCALYPTUS: Used in healing and sickness rituals. Also used to maintain good health and for protection.
  • FRANGIPANI: Burned for psychic work to restore peace and harmony with it’s soothing vibrations.
  • FRANKINCENSE: Releases powerful positive vibrations and drives away evil and negativity. Still burned in the Catholic churches. Used as an incense for purification, spiritual growth, knowledge and meditation.
  • FRANKINCENSE & MYRRH: Two most popular blessed resins of the kings. A powerful combination that is used for spirituality, healing, protection and exorcism. Used as an incense for purification, spiritual growth, knowledge and meditation.
  • GARDENIA: Used in love spells and to attract good, peaceful spirits during rituals. Possesses very high spiritual vibrations. A must for moon rituals.
  • GINGER ROOT: Used in money and success rituals. Burned for psychic growth and success.
  • GUM ARABIC: Used in protective and pyschic awareness rituals. Burned for purification. A sweet, light vanilla-like scent used in making scents and adhesives.
  • HONEYSUCKLE: Burned for love, fidelity, money, protection and clairvoyance. A mental stimulant that aids intuition and psychic perception.
  • HYACINTH: Burned for love, protection and happiness. Guards against nightmares.
  • JASMINE: Used in love and wealth rituals. An aphrodisiac. Will cause prophetic dreams if burned in the bedroom and is used to induce sleep.
  • JUNIPER BERRY: Helps promote psychic powers and guards against evil, sickness and hexes. Used in sick rooms throughout Europe.
  • LAVENDER: Has long been used in love and healing rituals. Used to attract and protect relationships. Promotes sleep and peacefulness.
  • LEMON: Burned for compassion and gentleness.
  • LEMONGRASS: Burned as a psychic enhancer.
  • LILAC: Burned for exorcism and protection. Brings peace and harmony into everyday life.
  • LOTUS: The Lotus has been long revered in the East as a mystical symbol of life, spirituality and the center of the universe. Burned for protection and as a sacred offering to the Gods. It is said to attract good fortune and love while promoting long life.
  • MAGNOLIA: Burned for fidelity and love.
  • MYRRH: Was used in the temple of Isis. Great meditation and contemplation incense. Burned for banishing negativity, protection and release. Increases the power of other incenses it’s added to.
  • NAG CHAMPA: Nag Champa Incense are a blend of costly, highly fragrant rare gums, resins & powders for meditation and for creating your sacred space. An auric energizer. It brings one’s energies into harmonious balance.
  • ORANGE: Burned for luck, love, money, and weddings.
  • ORANGE BLOSSOM: Burned for burned for beauty, luck, fidelity and love. Attracts love, romance and increases sexual magnetism.
  • PATCHOULI: Used in love, money and prosperity rituals. Used in fertility talismans due to it’s rich, earthy smell. An aphrodisiac.
  • PEPPERMINT: Used for healing, protection, prosperity, growth and renewal.
  • PINEAPPLE: Burned for luck, money and chastity.
  • PINE: Used in healing, money, exorcism and protection rituals. Burn it in winter months to purify and cleanse the house.
  • ROSE PETALS: Used in love, luck, grief and healing rituals. Induces thoughts of loving affection and peaceful harmonious vibrations. Used for prophetic dreams.
  • ROSEMARY LEAF: When burned emits powerful cleansing and purifying vibrations. One of the oldest incenses. Used in love, healing and mental rituals. Stimulates memory and clarification.
  • SAFFRON: Burned for love, healing, happiness, lust, strength and clairvoyance.
  • SANDALWOOD: One of the most valuable woods in the world. Burned for spiritual awareness, meditation and psychic development. It’s deep, rich, mysterious scent is also a great Incense base.
  • STAR ANISE: A sacred Japanese temple incense used to drive away negativity and to bring good luck. Psychic pendulums and good luck charms.
  • STRAWBERRY: Burned for love and luck.
  • SWEET GRASS: Burned to purify spaces and to attract positive influences.
  • TEA: Burned for money, courage and strength.
  • TUBEROSE: Used to ward off evil and negativity. It restores happiness, peace and harmony.
  • VANILLA: Burned for love, lust, healing, luck and mental powers.
  • VERBENA: Burned or carried for protection and love.
  • WHITE SAGE: Most popular for the sweet fragrance of it’s burning leaf. Used to purify and protect objects, places and people.
  • WOOD BETONY: A traditional Midsummer Incense used to purify the body of ills and evil. Also used in protection and reunion rituals.
  • YERBA SANTA LEAF: Also called “Portable Temple” because it will drive out negative influences and restores a guarded boundary of protection.

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