Helichrysum/Imphepho Smudge Body Wands - How to Use.

Posted on Thu January 4, 2024.

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Our Wild Seeded - Wild Harvested - Hand Tied - Helichrysum Smudge Body Wands are perfect used as an incense and the plant has been shown to be sedative – it is antibacterial and antimicrobial – can keep away bacteria, viruses and fungi.


It is believed that burning Imphepho clears out spiritual impurities, pathogens, and even insects – and may indeed clear the air of lots more than bugs or bacteria.


Can help with allergens like pet dander – pollution – dust – mould – could help with asthma- allergies- bronchitis and other respiratory conditions – but inhaling the smoke can aggravate respiratory conditions so – IMPORTANT - wait until smoke clears before going into the room if you DO have any respiratory conditions.

Burning Imphepho Smudge Sticks may be used as a ritual tool to rid yourself – or your space- of negativity. This includes past traumas, bad experiences, or negative energy from others.


This could help you establish a positive environment for meditation or other quiet moments. Choosing to sit and let go of negative thoughts sets your intention and dedication of self-improvement.

Burning Helichrysum - Imphepho – you can use this incense to cleanse yourself or specific spaces – you can cleanse specific objects.

This can be very useful with new purchases, gifts, or second hand items, however, any item can be cleansed.

If you have any concern with negative energy history or energy attached to a new or unfamiliar object, burning Imphepho may help bring peace of mind and make the object more sacred to you.

Helichrysum known to be sedative – burning a smudge stick can help with sleep – can ease insomnia and soothe anxiety.

The best of all benefits – it is a lovely incense with a pure and special aroma. It works as a chemical free air freshener or odour controller.

Basic Tools:

·         A well tied Imphepho Smudge Stick.

·         A bowl – ceramic- metal such as copper – to hold burning imphepho and to catch ash.

·         Matches for lighting.

·         A beautiful feather or fan for fanning smoke.

It is important to leave a window open before- during- and after cleansing – this allows smoke to escape.

When smudging complete:

Make sure your Imphepho Smudge Stick is completely extinguished – you can do this by dabbing the lit end into a small bowl of ash or sand. Avoid water as it may be difficult to re-ignite for further smudging use.

Safety: If done correctly and respectfully – burning Imphepho is completely safe and effects last after the smoke clears.

Never leave a burning smudge stick unattended.

People with asthma and other respiratory conditions may be more sensitive to the smoke and have adverse reactions. Thus do a "test-burn" in an open room or outdoors to be sure there are no adverse effects.