I use a Scensy Wax Warmer usually. I lack the ability to smell things and identify smell so I'm mostly noseblind but I stick to smells like Coconut, and Vanilla as a general base, and lately it's cinnamon and pine-cones.
hahaha On a regular basis, I use candles. About once a week or every other week, I'll break out the incense. I only smudge the house (with sage) when the energies are off. My house smells good like all the time, I love it
I love to have a candle lit, especially ones scented with lavender, jasmine, cinnamon or vanilla. I have an awesome 5 headed dragon that is made for burning those little triangle shaped incense but my family does not let me use them
Occasionally we use candles in the house, but they know I don't like them. They're always too strong smelling. If you imagine there being a scale from dog fart to overwhelming fragrance being on either extreme ends of that scale is as terrible as the other to me.
Smudging is taking a small bundle of dried white sage, which may sometimes include cedar that is bound together to burn and let the aroma waft throughout the house. It's passed down from a Native American tradition of "cleansing" a home of bad auras and evil spirits. It also smells quite lovely.
Yeah, I only know a select few folks who smudge, and I like to leave it to those who are actually part of/practicing the culture that smudging is involved in. I don't quite understand it, so I leave it be. Unless I'm ordered to. We were cleaning a house out once, and found a rusted machete, and a picture of an infant that, by calculation, has a birthday very close to mine and is around my age... said friends sent us smudge sticks to clear the house almost immediately.
When I lived in Colorado, I had some friends who were Native American, of various tribal nations, teach me about that and how to do it properly. I can always tell when I go too long without smudging. It also helps keep bugs and other pests away when done in specific areas and with specific smudges.
not really though my mum does (candles mostly, but uses both). They tend to make me feel nauseous, especially lavender, and other more pungent/strong incense smells, though admittedly there have been very subtle smells, like lilly or fruity smells, in candles that have been nice