What herbs are associated with Samhain? Calendula, sunflower petals and seeds, pumpkin seeds, turnip seeds, apple leaves, sage, mushrooms, wild ginseng, wormwood, tarragon, bay leaf, almond, hazelnut, passionflower, pine needles, nettle, and garlic are a few other common botanicals used for ritual during this tradition.
What does incense do spiritually? In many religious practices, burning incense is believed to deepen our attention and empower our spiritual focus. The aroma of incense can help you tap in your spiritual connections. It calms the environment and your mind, cleansing the space for inner and outer journeys.
How to use incense?
- Place your incense stick in an appropriate incense burner that will collect the ash as it falls. Trim the stick as necessary to ensure a proper fit.
- Light the end of the incense stick until a flame is established.
- Gently extinguish by blowing or fanning out the flame.
How to store incense? No matter what type or scent of incense sticks you own, they should be stored in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight and away from heat sources such as the stove or a heater.