While it’s near impossible to really replace the many scents of the great outdoors, natural incense is a great way to bring an Earthy sense of calm into your home and channel adventures past (scent is a powerful memory trigger, of course).
Each of these 10 incenses draw inspiration from a particular environment, and picking just the right one can make your home and home office smell a bit more like a forest, desert, or the mountains—and a little less like last night’s dinner.
Juniper Ridge Douglas Fir Campfire
Vibe: Pacific Northwest Rainforest
Patron saint of the PNW, the Douglas fir is an evergreen synonymous with old growth forests of Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. This wild harvested incense stick from notable outdoors its Juniper Ridge offers a slow, gradual burn to bring you right in the heart of Olympic National Park.
Price: $12 SHOP NOW
Satta Californian White Sage
Vibe: Ojai Day Trip
Sage sticks aren’t just for free spirits. This particular blend comes from the coastal mountains of California and is certainly a cleansing brush ideal for detoxifying that stale, stay-at-home air and energy.
Price: $13 SHOP NOW
Norden Mexican Copal
Vibe: Shifting Sand Dunes
Copal is a natural resin that has an inherent woodsy, Earthy aroma. Norden Goods’ incense stick version is hand-rolled in Mexico and looks about as good as it smells.
Price: $25 SHOP NOW
Oribe Cote d’Azur
Vibe: French Riviera Sun
Oribe has its roots in beauty products, but this Japanese incense is meant to transport and relax in a way that appeals to a wider audience. A quick burn will infuse your workspace with sandalwood, bergamot, and generally good vibes.
Price: $65 SHOP NOW
Blackbird Targa Incense Pyres
Vibe: Frozen Tundra
From longstanding Seattle purveyor Blackbird, this self-described “experiment in design and scent” gently blends a relaxing mix of myrrh, black pepper, sandalwood, Frankincense, and more for a scent reminiscent of a mid-winter landscape.
Price: $34 SHOP NOW
Hinoki no Kaori Sanrin
This Japanese incense makes the most of a native cypress tree to awash your space in soft, foresty goodness. It’s also a great value proposition with 200 sticks per box and ships direct from an independent mom & pop shop in San Francisco’s Japantown.
Price: $15 SHOP NOW
Paine’s Red Cedar
Vibe: Winter in a New England Cabin
Paine’s is a classic American company making incense cones and a variety of other trinkets in south Maine. This one is simple: the cones are made from dried cedar branches, which emits a pleasant woodsy scent that’s perfectly approachable—and perfect for changing the vibe of your quarantine home base.
Price: $14 SHOP NOW
Breu Resin Incense Blends
Vibe: Tropical rainforest
This specific incense (with four variations) comes from a resin from the Almacega tree of the Amazon Rainforest—sustainably harvested of course. Steeped in a tradition of inviting good energy, this is the incense to help bring positive vibes back into your space when stir craziness hits overdrive.
Price: $19 SHOP NOW
Province Apothecary Lavender Essential Oil
Vibe: Summertime and the livin’s easy
Province Apothecary makes great oils and other skincare products and this charcoal incense takes advantage of a lavender oil infusion. Next time you need the calm and serenity of a warm summer day at home, light one of these.
Price: $16 SHOP NOW
Sandoval Sacred Aromatic
Vibe: Yoga Retreat
Beyond being almost agonizingly trendy, this incense powder hits home for those into meditation and developing their own “personal sanctuary.” Each jar even includes an amethyst crystal to further cleanse your space of negative energy.
Price: $45 SHOP NOW