Incorporating agarbatti into a relaxation routine or mindfulness practice can be a simple and enjoyable way to promote good mental well-being and reduce stress and aggression.
There's a whole raft of aesthetic, religious, practical and personal reasons for using agarbatti. As per the Director and Head of the Perfumery Divison, Mysore Deep Perfumery House (MDPH) & Zed Black, Mrs Amita Agarwal, people worldwide have embraced the therapeutic benefits and scintillating fragrance of agarbatti, and now it has also taken over the wellness space.
If you dig deeper into its compelling attributes, you will know the 5 potential benefits for our minds and souls:
Agarbattis come in a plethora of different fragrances and every aroma triggers something different in us. Musky, Floral, Fruity, Woody, etc. are a firm favourite choice of many people, and they possess an aroma that evokes a sense of relaxation and serenity. Camphor fragrance which not only gives a spiritual feel but also purifies the environment nearby is getting popular nowadays.
Aromatherapy: The fragrances emitted by agarbatti can have a calming and soothing effect on the mind. Scents like lavender, sandalwood, and jasmine are known for their stress-reducing properties, helping to alleviate anxiety and tension uplift your mood and fill your personal space with positive energy.
Spiritual Connection: For ages, agarbatti has been used in spiritual or religious practices. Engaging in such rituals can provide a sense of purpose and connection, reducing stress and promoting mental well-being. Traditional yet contemporary fragrances infused with ayurvedic herbs like Loban and Guggal (Sambrani) create an aura like Mini-Hawan that uplifts energy levels. It is widely used in places of worship and religious ceremonies to enhance peace, prosperity, and positivity.
Improved Focus: Certain fragrances are believed to enhance concentration and clarity of thought. It makes you feel productive and less anxious. Agarbatti holds the power to cleanse the air and seraphic fragrances like lemon grass, vanilla, and apple cinnamon create a euphoric atmosphere that is great for unwinding and promoting mental clarity.
Aromatherapy for Sleep: Some agarbatti fragrances, like lavender and chamomile, are associated with better sleep quality. Burning these incense sticks before bedtime can help calm the mind and promote peaceful sleep.
Amplifies creativity: The scent of agarbatti can transport one's mind away to a tropical island or any other earthly heaven. Fragrances like saffron, patchouli and jasmine are great for boosting your creativity levels and are said to be grounding which can help you focus on creative tasks and get your creative energy flowing.