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faq

  • how do i smoke cleanse?
    ⋒ before you begin open a window so the negative energy can flow out as you cleanse. ⋒ set your intentions or say a prayer. ⋒ hold the wand at a 45 degree angle and light one end of the sage wand for approximately 20 seconds. ⋒ once you have a flame, blow it out and direct the smoke clockwise to purify your space, crystals or self. ⋒ give extra attention to areas in need of renewal and positive energy. ⋒ to cleanse yourself, start with your feet and work up to your crown. ⋒ when finished, safely extinguish the bundle by pressing it into the fire-safe dish.
  • how long does a sage bundle typically last?
    the lifespan of a sage bundle can vary depending on its size and frequency of use. on average, a standard-sized sage bundle may last anywhere from 10 to 15 individual sessions
  • how can i prevent my smoke detector from being activated while using your products?
    to minimize the possibility of setting off a smoke detector, ensure proper ventilation in the space where you’re burning sage or incense. additionally, consider using a fan or opening windows. we recommend avoiding small, confined spaces or areas with sensitive smoke detectors, such as those near kitchens or bathrooms. instead, opt for well-ventilated rooms with good airflow.
  • can i extinguish and re-light an incense stick if I don't want it to burn for the entire duration?
    you can stop an incense stick by gently pressing the lit end onto a fireproof surface or in a small dish of sand. you can re-light it later when you're ready to continue using it.
  • how do i properly dispose of used sage and incense products?
    we recommend placing used sage and incense remnants in your compost bin or your garden's mulch, allowing them to return to the earth sustainably and respectfully.
  • how should i properly store my sage bundle?
    store your sage bundle in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and moisture. a resealable bag or an airtight container can help maintain its freshness for an extended period.
  • how do i burn my incense?
    ⋒ place the wooden end of the incense stick into the holder. ⋒ light the top of your cinnamon incense stick for 3 seconds, then turn out the flame. ⋒ allow the stick to smoulder, releasing its warm, inviting fragrance. ⋒ when finished, safely extinguish the stick by gently pressing it into a fire-safe bowl.
  • does incense have antibacterial properties?
    yes, certain types of incense, particularly those made from resin-based materials like frankincense and myrrh, possess natural compounds with antibacterial properties. these compounds help inhibit the growth of bacteria in the surrounding air when burning incense. incense is a beautiful tool for creating a serene and inviting atmosphere and a potential aid in promoting a cleaner and healthier environment.
  • how long does one incense stick typically burn?
    the burn time of an incense stick can vary depending on its size and composition. our incense sticks burn for approximately 30 to 45 minutes. factors like airflow and room temperature can also influence burn time.
  • are your sage and incense products suitable for vegans and cruelty-free?
    yes, all our products are vegan and cruelty-free. We believe in providing options that align with ethical and compassionate values.
  • are there any safety precautions i should take while burning incense?
    burn incense in a well-ventilated area, away from flammable materials, is essential. always use a proper incense holder or burner designed for safe use. never leave burning incense unattended.
  • is the cellophane packaging eco-friendly?
    our incense sticks are packaged in cellophane. yes, our cellophane packaging is made from a plant-based material, making it biodegradable and compostable. it offers a sustainable alternative to traditional plastic packaging, allowing you to enjoy our products while minimizing environmental impact.
  • can reuse the cellophane packaging?
    it can be repurposed for various craft projects or as a protective covering for delicate items.
  • can i use the bowls for burning other herbs or incense?
    you can use our bowls to burn herbs and incense. they provide a safe and aesthetically pleasing vessel for cleansing rituals and other sacred practices.
  • how do i properly use the bowls for burning sage?
    to use our bowls for sage burning: ⋒ place a small amount of sand or ash at the bottom to provide insulation. ⋒ carefully ignite the sage bundle and place it on the sand or ash. ⋒ allow the sage to smoulder, and use the bowl to catch falling embers.
  • how can i clean and maintain my bowl to ensure its longevity?
    clean the marble bowl with a mild soap and water solution, avoiding harsh chemicals that may damage the surface. rinse thoroughly and pat dry. to maintain its shine, occasionally apply a thin coat of mineral oil and buff gently.
  • can the selenite incense holder be used for other purposes?
    absolutely! selenite is a versatile crystal known for its cleansing and purifying properties. you can also use the holder to display other tiny crystals or as a decorative piece in your sacred space.
  • how should i clean and care for the selenite incense holder?
    to clean the selenite incense holder, wipe it gently with a soft, dry cloth. avoid using water or any cleaning solutions, as selenite is water-soluble. store it in a cool, dry place when not in use to prevent exposure to moisture.
  • how can i prevent the selenite from burning or splitting?
    selenite is a delicate crystal and can be sensitive to heat. ensure the incense stick completely out to prevent burning or splitting. avoid placing it too close to the flame or using incense sticks with excessive smoke.
  • where can i find your products?
    our products are available instore at mooncraft market in hamilton, ontario or through our online store.
  • when was irie metta created?
    irie metta was founded spring of 2022, by saeda in toronto, canada. the brand is bi-poc and women-led.
  • do you offer wholesale?
    yes, we do! please send an email to iriemetta@gmail.com so we can connect further on this.
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