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Do you use incense or smudges in your home? 

29%
40 deviants said None
25%
35 deviants said Candles
22%
31 deviants said All or a mix of both
22%
30 deviants said Incense
1%
2 deviants said Smudges

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Ozzkat Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Mmmmm, incense! c: :heart:
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, I love incense too! Red currant is one of my favorites! Myrth as well. :D
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adamantVis Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I smudge when I feel it's needed, otherwise I love wax warmers!
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I agree smudging is not as often,but I smudge at least once every two weeks to ensure nothing builds up.
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SketchyKreeture Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Hobbyist
Incense and candles ^ ^
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Mh, incense is so nice!
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SketchyKreeture Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist
Yess uwu
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SalivaAssassin Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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.
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh, I never even thought to list that one.My gramma uses one all the time. How could I forget? XD
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CowboyAssassin Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
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
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Mh, having a good smelling house is important to me too!

e____e especially having two cats. Some days are challenges.
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farunderheaven Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
I've always wanted to try incense, but never got to it.  Candles are lovely though.
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Incense is nice as long as it's a good quality.
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PrismatDragon Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I love to use incense :D esppecially pine
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Pine is an incense I don't think I've used before. I'm so limited on using scents I know I like. OTL

I should try it sometime.
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PrismatDragon Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
It is really nice, at least for me. And not only You are limited that way haha.
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Iiwi Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Student General Artist
I use incense, oxo I don't know what a smudges is.
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
A smudge is essentially a group of herbs, or one type, bunched together into a short stick, and burned. Typically used for cleaning energy and other such spiritual things.
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Fluffy-Okami Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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
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EncounterEthereal Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014   Digital Artist
We use a wax warmer.
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xXNamaste Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ive smudged with sage a few times, mostly just when things start to feel negative which is very rare but it happens lol. And I love to get candles going alllll over the house :)
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dustinwilson Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
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.
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Forgess Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
I use incense, and occasionally candles as backup. My housemates smudge at least twice a year, the entire house. 
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Gorseval Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
i have about 6 candles in my home but i don't actually burn them :'D
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MissSeelie Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Student General Artist
Lol I'm the one person who smudges 
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Souls-of-Fire Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I only have like 2 candles that i use
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Heartsinclaire Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
sometimes candles but not often, my mom doesn't like the entire house 'smelling' like candles for too long cause she's got a sensitive nose
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Galvan1c-Miscr3ation Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't like incense but occasionally my mom pulls it out.

I don't like any kind of overpowering smell, I'm hypersensitive.
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BloodofXeena Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Can soomeone please explain what that is? I don't know what it is... ;w;
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Forgess Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
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. 
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Well smudging does not have to be sage  I use lavenderand pine at times  But yes, basically what you said.
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Forgess Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
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.
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
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.
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Forgess Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014
Haha! The only bugs we worry about are the cave crickets here, and the cats take care of that with pleasure! That's super considerate they teach you those things though! Yay for wonderful friends!
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BloodofXeena Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Ooh. Thank you for explaining, I really apreciate that ^^
I don't think we have that in sweden, though. 
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Forgess Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
Probably not. I don't use it, as I'm not part of the culture, so incense and candles will have to do. 
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noctae-corvus Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't use any since I am allergic to them and they might make a respiratory disease I have to show up, especially the candle type of these. Clean air for me, thanks.
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UmbraAtramentum Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
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
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Autlaw Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I use two incense :la: Got one in my room and one in the hallway <3... the smell of patchouli oil and cinnamon-orange  C: 
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