100% organic, respectfully and sustainably harvested Imphepho smudge bundle. Imphepho is one of Africa’s most sacred herbs, revered for its cleansing properties. It is antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and analgesic, with a mild sedative effect. Imphepho smoke feelings of relieves stress, tension and worry, and cleanses negative energy.
As a traditional medicinal herb, Imphepho must be harvested with respect. Before entering the area where the Imphepho grows, one must always ask permission of the guardian or grandfather – which may be a very large or old tree growing nearby. Before the plant is cut, one must ask if it agrees to be medicine, and explain why it is needed.
- Holding the smudge stick by the “handle” end & use a lighter to ignite the tip.
- Blow out any open flames so that the leaves slowly smoulder.
- Wave the smudging wand around a room, person, or objects to direct the fragrant, cleansing smoke.
- Catch the ashes in a heat-resistant dish (such as a regular plate filled with sand).
- Smudge sticks can be extinguished in a dish of sand and re-used many times.
- We have included a prayer for you should you wish to use it.