Nag Champa Incense
Incense sticks have a special place in my heart. Growing up, my Mum and Dad would always burn them around the house. The smell is so nostalgic to me.
With the Bath & Body Works craze that swept up the entirety of Youtube over the past 5 years or so, I'd completely forgotten about incense in favour of candles. And yes, we all still love and obsess over candles, but I've been reminded recently how special incense is.
It was at the Northern Vegan Festival I came across these at a stall. I'd been thinking about buying some for a while so this was the perfect opportunity.
Nag Champa is one of the more popular scents out there, so I wanted to try it for myself. And wow, I can see why. It's spicy, and woody and delicious. Not one for the faint hearted, as it fills the room with scent that lingers for hours afterwards.
Traditionally, Nag Champa has been used as a sensory aid for meditation and prayer, and to create a safe, sacred space in a corner of the home. It does have this enchanting effect on you that I can't put my finger on. Almost like you have to close your eyes for a few seconds and take a big deep breath when you first inhale the scent.
It's just lovely, and I will be pulling these out during those stressful moments in the day when I just need to escape for a few minutes.
When it comes to atmosphere, I think incense sticks are up there as one of the most powerful and transportive scents you can use in a room. I'm so glad I've re-discovered them.
Do you use incense in your home? I'd love to know your favourite kinds!