Lavender Incense Benefits: The Powerful Fragrance of Lavender Explored

Choosing your incense can be difficult! Sure, there are the obvious ones: Patchouli, Sandalwood, and Nag Champa. But one of the most popular is lavender. Many people simply love how it smells. It’s uplifting! 

Lavender incense is a great choice for those who are just starting to use incense because it smells incredible. But did you know that are lots of lavender incense benefits beyond just the scent?

One of the well-known benefits of using lavender incense is its ability to help you relax and find serenity. Apart from that, there are other benefits to using lavender incense. Let’s take a closer look at each one of them below. 

Jasmine Incense Benefits: Relieve Stress Naturally!

Many people love Jasmine tea, and the amazing smell it has. But have you ever tried smelling jasmine incense at your local shops? If you are choosing incense, you might have chosen jasmine because it has a delightful floral scent. 

Are there benefits of Jasmine incense beyond just an amazing smell? Yes, there are many!

In this article, I’ll go into the Jasmine incense benefits so you can decide if this is the right incense for you.

Incense Ash Meaning: Hanging, Curling, and Falling Incense Ash Explained

Whenever you burn incense, you may have noticed that the ash sometimes falls in different ways. Sometimes it may simply fall in a straight line onto the tray. While at other times, you might notice that the leftover ash curls. 

You may even find that you need to rearrange the burner holding the incense, because the ash is falling outside of the holder, which to some people can indicate a bad sign. Just like anything, there are many interpretations as to why your incense ash falls differently.

That’s why in this blog post, I’m going to take a look at incense ash meaning. You can decide what you want to take from these signs and whether or not you need to do something about them.

Nag Champa Incense Benefits: The Spiritual Benefits of Nag Champa Incense Sticks

If you walk into your everyday spiritual, metaphysical, or crystal store, then more likely than not, you will come across a very distinct and slightly sweet aroma from the incense that’s burning. This beautiful and exotic scent is called Nag Champa. 

Originating from India, Nag Champa is one of the world’s best-selling incense, and its sweet and musky smell probably has a lot to do with that.

But what else does this popular incense have to offer, besides a nice fragrance? In this blog post, we’ll share with you some Nag Champa incense benefits, so that you too can take advantage of what this beautiful incense has to offer.

How To Cleanse Yourself With Incense: Negative Energy Begone!

Whenever you feel drained of energy, due to the stresses of daily life, then you’ll be pleased to hear that there is something easy that you can do that doesn’t involve vegging out on the couch with a bag of Doritos.

For centuries, incense has been used for many things, including getting rid of negative energy, which can affect how you feel. In fact, using incense is a powerful way to remove negative vibes not only from your body, but from your home as well.

If you’ve never tried doing this before, in this blog post we’re going to share with you how to cleanse yourself with incense.

How To Cleanse Crystals With Incense Sticks

As more and more people explore the esoteric arts, one of the ways many find themselves connecting to nature is through crystals. Sure, crystals are beautiful to look at. But there are many amazing properties that these mystical stones have to offer. 

Crystals come in many shapes, and sizes, and the powers they hold have mesmerized many over the centuries. However, part of taking care of your crystals means cleansing them of any negative energy that they may have accumulated. 

In this article, I’ll show you how to cleanse crystals with incense sticks.

There are many ways to cleanse your crystals, including exposing them to the full moon or sunlight, washing them in clear water, or using incense sticks.

Let’s explore how it works!

Blue Sage Benefits: The Positive Energy of Blue Sage Smudge Sticks

Sage is a very versatile herb that has been used by many people over the centuries, whether for cooking, creating aromatherapy or medicinal concoctions, or for ceremonial purposes. And the plant grows in many forms, including common sage, Mexican Bush sage, Autumn sage, clary sage, and white sage. 

Although you may already be well acquainted with white sage (salvia officinalis), used to clear negative energy from either yourself and/or your spaces, blue sage also has many benefits to offer. 

In this blog post, I’m going to take a closer look at blue sage, (Eranthemum pulchellum). This blue or purple flowering plant grows mainly on the Indian Subcontinent and in South-East Asian countries, like Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, and Vietnam.

Burning this wonder herb offers many medicinal and magical advantages to its users.

Read on to find out to learn about the various blue sage benefits.

Patchouli Incense Benefits: The Spiritual and Practical Benefits of Patchouli

Whether you love it or whether you hate it – once you’ve had a whiff of patchouli, it’s not something that you’ll forget! 

The strong, aromatic, spicy, musky, balsamic, and earthy fragrance that patchouli produces has been used to create perfumes and incense for many centuries. It is popular among both men and women.

But what else is there to know about this perennial and pungent herb, which is a flowering species of the mint family?

What are patchouli incense benefits?

In this article, I’ll go over the spiritual and practical benefits of patchouli incense sticks and cones.

Kava With Kratom: Is it a Good Idea To Mix Them?

There are many similarities that Kava and Kratom share. First of all, they are traditional herbal supplements that have an effect not only on the body but also on the mind. Secondly, they’re both legal in most areas of the US and the world (but not all!). Thirdly, they’ve been cultivated and consumed for centuries.

However, if you take a closer look at them, you’ll find significant differences. If you want to get the benefits of both you might be thinking about combining them. 

So can you mix Kava with Kratom?

Although the answer is technically yes, you can mix Kava with Kratom, I would recommend against it. Combining the herbs could produce unexpected results. And kratom itself is risky, even on its own. 

My recommendation: stick to the kava!

There is debate about whether you can take them together because there could be health risks involved when you use them in high and regular quantities. 

I’ll talk more about mixing them below but first, I’ll go over each substance in detail. 

Kava On An Empty Stomach

Drinking kava is a trend that has risen in popularity over the years, with many US cities even having their own dedicated kava bars where people gather to partake in this beverage. It is mainly drunk by most to help relieve their anxiety and soothe tired muscles, although others find it helps with their focus and creativity.

The drink famously tastes bad, but gives a pleasant buzz. Many find that drinking Kava on an Empty Stomach will improve the effects. I certainly find this to be the case!

In this article, I’ll go over the details of drinking kava on an empty stomach.

Which Side Of The Incense Do You Light?

To properly use incense, you have to light it on fire — always dangerous! And usually, there are no instructions on the box.

Which side of the incense do you light?

For incense sticks, you ignite the thick end coated in resin, not the thin end. The exposed wooden stick helps it to stand. For incense cones, you’d typically light the pointed tip. 

It may seem simple, but it is normal for people to feel confused about which side to light especially when it comes to backflow incense. I’ll tell you more about that below. 

How Long Does It Take For Kava To Kick In?

Traditionally grown and used in ceremonies among the indigenous peoples of the South Pacific, kava use has grown in popularity in the West, because of the effects it has in naturally reducing feelings of stress and anxiety.

Also known as ‘nature’s Xanax’, those who drink kava regularly find that it helps us to completely relax, and sometimes even produces feelings of euphoria — without any addictive medications involved. 

So after you’ve made your first batch, you might be wondering how long does it take for kava to kick in? Usually, you’ll feel a numb mouth within a couple of minutes, and the calm peace will start to flow in about 15-30 minutes.

In this article, I’ll go over the timing of when kava starts to work, and what to expect.

Does Kava Make You Poop?

Have you ever tried drinking kava? This traditional beverage, which has been used in the South Pacific for many centuries, where it is considered to be a plant medicine, has gained a lot of raving fans over the past few years because of the great effects that it offers our overwhelmed and stressed nervous systems. But there are sometimes some weird side effects.

For example, does Kava make you poop?

Yes, kava can make you feel like you need to go to the bathroom, especially when it’s filtered badly and plant fibers are left in the drink.

Typically it will not make you feel like you need to go to the bathroom immediately, but it’s a pretty common experience. Even when made properly, there’s a lot of fiber going in there! And if you do a bad job filtering the makas (or plant fibers), you’ll almost certainly need to go.

I’ll explain more below.

Does Kava Make Your Mouth Numb?

Kava is a widely-used herbal supplement in the South Pacific, and over recent years has become a very popular beverage to drink in the West.

This is because kava contains healing properties that can help those suffering from anxiety and insomnia maintain a more calm and relaxed state, without having to resort to using prescription drugs.

But does kava make your mouth numb? Yes, kava will make your mouth feel numb shortly after you start drinking it, assuming you’ve got a good kava. The numb mouth is the first sign the kava is doing its job!

Don’t be alarmed by the sensation, it will go away soon. Most kava enthusiasts quickly get used to it, and use the mouth sensations as a gauge to kava quality and effects.

How Long Do Kava Effects Last?

Kava, the psychoactive tea derived from the kava plant piper methysticum, which has traditionally been used throughout the South Pacific for it calming effects on the body, has grown in popularity in the West over the past few years and has many raving fans.

Whether you love or hate the taste is another thing (for ideas on how to make this tea more palatable, see our article How To Make Kava Taste Better). But once you’ve consumed this herbal wonder, you may be feeling the numb mouth and pleasant vibes.

You’ll be wondering how long do kava effects last? It depends on how much you’ve had, and on the quality of the kava, but typically the effects will fade in 2-3 hours and you’ll get pretty sleepy.

How To Make Kava Taste Better

Many people have cottoned on to the benefits of drinking kava, the herbal remedy that provides a boost to your health. It has a tradition that dates back thousands of years throughout Oceana, and it makes you feel great.

Just one problem: in its traditional form, kava tastes like muddy dishwater sprinkled with pepper. Only worse!

Is there any way that you can make it taste better? In this article, we’ll share with you how to make kava taste better to make it more enjoyable while you benefit from its amazing effects.

Can You Sweat Out Drugs In A Sauna?

If you enjoy having a sauna because it makes you feel good, then you’ll already know that they are great way to cleanse your body through extensive sweating, especially if you’re using an infrared sauna.

However, what kinds of chemicals can be excreted through your sweat? For example, if you have to undergo random drug testing, you may be wondering: can you sweat out drugs in a sauna?

The short answer is no, drugs and alcohol will not be purged from the body in a sauna. But it depends on the substance, as some are excreted through sweat. And a sauna can make you feel better if you’ve got a hangover, for example.

Read on for details!