It is hard to tell what incense was first used as, but it is believed to have been used for religious purposes for the first time. With time people learned the use of other herbs, trees, plants and resins in the incense and that's how incense saw its many facets of use. As time passed, people also discovered the medicinal importance of some herbs, and in came herbalists who discovered the medicinal use of incense. They found that by combining certain herbs the fragrant scent entered the nose and pores of the body and then travelled to the parts of the body that needed help. At Lightworker we love our incense & offer you a wide range of incense sticks, cones & incense holders.