Since ancient times, Incense has been burned to help cleanse, purify, and sanctify homes and temples as well as spaces to perform magikal rituals. The fragrant smoke is used as a way to carry prayers and hope to the Gods and Goddesses, its used as a smudge to help drive away evil spirits and as a ritual to draw in good luck, love and wealth.
Incense resins and herbs are used in various Native American and ritual ceremonies, the lighting of the incense often begins a ritual, and its cessastion signals its close. The fragrant smoke purifies a room and surrounding area dispelling negative and disturbing vibrations. Incense and herbs are often used whilst meditating, the familiar scent alerting the mind to prepare for meditaion. Or incense can simply be used for scenting a room, a much more enviromently friendly way to refresh the home than your standard plug in air freshner!