Smoulder sticks are bundles of herbs bound together and dried for the purpose of burning. As the herbs smoulder an aromatic smoke is released containing many of the beneficial compounds of the plant.
Our sticks are handcrafted with a blend of homegrown organic herbs & foraged plants each with their own unique qualities.
We do not add any fragrance to our sticks. They are intended for the enjoyment of the natural plant properties rather than as fragrant incense.
How to use
Hold the end of your stick above a candle until it smoulders or catches alight. Depending on the plants in your stick it can react very variably. It may produce flames especially on the first light so always use gently with care and attention. Once lit, blow the flame out as you would a candle allowing your stick to smoulder away and release aromatic smoke into your space. Place your smouldering stick in a heatproof dish or bowl.
Working with plants in this way can enhance a meditation or relaxation process. Observing the smoke as you breathe deeply and relax, allowing the plants to support your intentions. You may also wish to move your smoulder stick around your space to bring the cleansing smoke to particular areas of your room/home.
Different plants burn at different rates. Sometimes your stick will extinguish by itself. You can light it again if you would like to continue enjoying the smoke.
When you are ready to extinguish your stick, hold the smouldering end against the heat proof bowl or dish until fully out, a layer of sand in your dish makes this easier too.
Always use your stick in a well ventilated area and with a heatproof bowl or dish to collect any embers that will fall from your stick.
Please be aware that plants are powerful and not all are recommended for use during pregnancy or breast feeding, if you have certain health conditions or around pets. Please always check the full blend list and consult a specialist before use. If you experience any adverse reactions, discontinue immediately.
Some people choose not to burn their sticks at all. If you prefer, you can hang yours above your bed or place on your altar to enjoy the energy of the plants or use in mindful pratices.
How to care for your smoulder stick
You should be able to use your stick over many occasions. The herbs burn best when there is some air between them. You may find as you get closer to where the stick has been tied that it doesn’t smoulder as well. When this happens snip the next twine tie off and continue burning your stick.
Keeping your stick dry and out of direct sunlight will preserve its qualities for longer.
If you have any further questions we are always happy to hear for you.