This beautiful cement, hand poured smudging holder is perfect to set on your altar space to set your smudge stick while you're using it! I'm absolutely in love with it! Use a candle, match or lighter to ignite your purification stick. Hold at about a 45 degree angle pointing the tip down toward the flame. Allow it to burn for about 30 secs to 1 minute and then blow out allow the ember to burn. Move about your work space, home, car, bathroom or anywhere you would like to clear the energy, move the incense smoke into each and every corner of the room, stating out loud or internally your intentions. The rich smell will also bring peace and clarity to the moment along with good feelings . When finished, place the stick in a fire proof bowl of metal, glass or clay. The glow will end on its own unless you blow on the ember which will keep the smoke going. Always use caution and respect when working with fire.