Smudging is a practice used to purify spaces, found in many cultures around the world. Hinoki cypress and Kusunoki camphor are sacred trees in Japanese culture, and are even mentioned in the Nihon Shoki (Chronicles of Japan, the second-oldest book of classical Japanese history). Both cypress and camphor are said to have deodorant, pest repellant, and relaxation effects, and make purifying aromas that waft through spaces.
[How to use]
- Remove the wrapper from the smudge and light the tip. Place the smudge on a nonflammable plate and enjoy the natural aroma wafting through the air. Repeat the natural fragrance by lighting from the extinguished part of the smudge.
- Remove the wrapping paper from the smudge stick, light the tip, then let it smolder. Enjoy the faint natural aroma of the smudge stick as it wafts toward you in a spacious area.
- Once the spark of the smudge stick goes out, it will stop burning, but will smolder better. Light the smudge stick again where the flame has gone out, so you can enjoy the scent of nature several times.
- It is also possible to remove leaves and branches from the smudge stick and burn them in small portions.
[Precautions for use]
- Do not leave it unattended until the flame goes out.
- Light the smudge stick in a non-flammable container such as a dish, which is capable of holding the entire smudge stick.
- Refrain from using the smudge stick near fire alarms in rooms, because it may produce copious smoke.
- Natural, unmodified materials are used in the smudge stick, so the materials may come apart, but this does not indicate a problem with quality.
- Smudge sticks are made using parts of natural trees, so they do not always catch fire in the same way.
- There may be a slightly larger flame, or it may take a while to catch fire.
- Ventilate after use.
- Use and keep in a place out of reach of children and pets.
- Do not use for any other purposes.
- Take adequate precautions when handling fire.
Produced in Mie Hinoki (JapaneseCypress)
Burning Time: About 15 to 30 minutes (depending on the use environment)