Burning this mixed incense to ward off negative energy and evil is an old tradition in Turkey. It is also believed that the incense brings prosperity and peace to the household.
The mix contains seven different herbs and spices, such as peganum harmala, lavender, black pepper, and blue vitriol.
Use a cezve (a Turkish coffee pot) or a small old pan for the cleansing. Put only one tablespoon of the mixture into the pot, and start cooking it at a low temperature. Once it starts popping lightly and it gives off its fragrant smoke, you can remove the pot and walk around the house with the pot in your hand. Focus on your mind and heart and the negative energy that is about to disperse. It is also a tradition to circle the pot over someone’s head to give them protection and ward off the negativity that may have surrounded them.