How To Burn Incense ♦
o Light charcoal disc with tongs or pliers with lighter for about 45 seconds. Do not touch charcoal with hands when lit.
o Allow charcoal to light completely for 1-2 mins.
o When charcoal is lit, place on charcoal burner or sand.
o Add small amount of incense resins or herb to lighted charcoal.
Smudging is the burning of certain herbs to create a cleansing smoke bath, which is used to purify people, ceremonial and ritual space, and ceremonial tools and objects.There are different ceremonies and rituals that can be done.
The burning of herbs or incense is a practice held sacred by many indigenous cultures. It is a ritual for cleansing, purifying and protecting the physical and spiritual bodies. The effect of the smoke is to banish negative energies.
Many differing cultures and peoples have their own methods and herbal mixtures for this purpose. Smudging, done correctly, can bring physical, spiritual and emotional balance.
The term Smudging originated in the Native American culture. Native American Indians use a variety of smudging mixtures. In olden times, the end of the smudge stick or braid was lit from the central or cooking fire.
Different herbs & resins may be used to burn incense.