The Best Incense to Keep You Zen

Inhale, exhale, and now all together, a big OOOHHMMMM.

young girl relaxing and enjoying incense stick
These scents are so soothing.Getty Images

Incense has so many incredible benefits, from increasing focus to simulating meditation. It can bring about better sleep, purify your living space and even reduce stress and anxiety. With so many uses and ways to improve your well-being, the fact that incense smells so good too is just an added bonus. Whether you’re curious and looking to try out incense for the first time or a longtime fan looking to mix up your go-to scents, these picks are perfect for the inner—and even outer—calm you crave.

Nag Champa by Satya Gift Set

Great Variety

Makes a great starter pack for incense newbies.Amazon

The key to making incense work for you is finding a scent that speaks to you—which can take some trial and error. Experiment with this pack of 12 ranging from traditional scents, such as Sandalwood, to ambiances and feelings you want to recapture, such as Sunrise, Romance and Blessings.

Satya Sai Baba Nag Champa Agarbatti Incense Sticks

Great for Meditation

The scent is similar to jasmine or magnolia flowers.Amazon

These incense sticks are made in India and specially prepared using an ancient method. The aroma is reminiscent of jasmine or magnolia flowers, and perfect for setting the mood and intention of your yoga or meditation session. Also great for creating a soothing and calm environment, you can easily burn these for some peace after a stressful day.

Karma Scents Premium Incense Sticks

Great Gift Set

These are made with all pure and natural ingredients.Amazon

For the incense aficionado in your life, this set includes six scents (30 sticks of each kind for 180 sticks total) that are all hand-blended and rolled in India according to centuries-old traditions. Each scent is individually wrapped, and the set includes six incense burners. A great package, experiment with the scents for aromatherapy, yoga, meditation, prayer and more.