Choose the wand that you will light because its smoke can be more or less charged with toxic compounds. The environments that you find in the supermarket are full of artificial chemicals that can be irritating, allergenic or interfere with the endocrine system. Incense sticks seem a natural and healthy alternative but they are not always. Some experts say that sometimes their smoke can be worse than tobacco smoke. The aroma of natural incense or lavender wands acts on the nervous and endocrine systems with relaxing and antidepressant effects. That is why they have been used for thousands of years, often in religious and therapeutic settings. Incense sticks are associated with the perception of the sacred, with the increase of consciousness, with the experience of community, with concentration, motivation and creativity.