Benefits of Using Sandalwood Incense

If you're a long-time user of incense, you know how soothing the sandalwood fragrance can be. If you're not familiar with it, well, then, you're missing out! There are many benefits to using sandalwood incense, not the least of which is its bright, fresh smell. Here at Incenseflow, we are all about educating our customers. We also happen to sell a really great Backflow Incense Cone in Sandalwood. Try it out and let us know what you think. In the meantime, let's go over some more benefits of using sandalwood incense.

Strong, Pleasant Aroma

When sandalwood is burned, it produces a strong and pleasant aroma, making it an ideal wood for incense. Additionally, our sandalwood incense cones include hints of shaved cedar wood and subtle notes of rose petal and rich amber. 

A Long History

While sandalwood incense has been gaining in popularity in this country for many years, it's actually been used all over the world for many thousands of years. Looks like we're not the only ones who realize sandalwood's benefits! In fact, it has long been recognized throughout the Eastern culture as a fragrant aroma best used in religious ceremonies. One of those religions is Hinduism. People grind up sandalwood into a paste and then burn it as part of a traditional offering to the gods. They also believe it purifies the air and surrounding atmosphere. Buddhism is another religion that uses sandalwood incense for religious purposes, as they believe it increases human mindfulness.

It's also pretty popular in Western cultures, as well, although primarily for relaxation purposes and to fill a home with a nice aroma.

Anxiety Reliever

When the scent releases from the sandalwood incense, it helps to lower levels of anxiety and stress. Feeling tense or on-edge? Get out the sandalwood incense and burn some. You'll feel more relaxed and calm in no time. 

Sleep Aid

If you have trouble sleeping or suffer from insomnia, the aroma of sandalwood acts as an ideal sedative -- and incidentally a much safer alternative than sleeping pills. Sandalwood will calm your mind so you can put aside your worries and get a better night's sleep. Even if you don't have a sleep disorder, you can use it to unwind after a long, stressful and busy day. Its relaxing odor, burned right before you go to sleep, will help you nod off and relieve the tension of the day.  

Lowers Blood Pressure

The aroma given off by sandalwood incense has been known to lower blood pressure especially after experiencing stress. Not only does it calm you down, it guards against heart diseases such as stroke and heart attack.

Natural Air Freshener

Sandalwood smells amazing and when used throughout the home, it can remove unpleasant odors that may be lingering in the kitchen, bathroom, basement, kids' rooms or sports rec room. Since sandalwood is natural product, it's much safer to use as a room freshener than commercial chemical products. In short, it's great for the environment. 

Whatever reason you have for burning sandalwood incense, enjoy it responsibly and make sure you always have adequate ventilation.

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Our Sandalwood cones are all-natural, non-synthetic, and hand-dipped using a proprietary formula. Contact us today if you have any questions.