Use these incense sticks to mark time for mindfulness, perhaps when you are starting a new routine, it might deepen your concentration for studying or reading or working on a project... so may positive ways to use incense and these make them totally easy to put in your pocket, purse or leave in bedside drawer and and just grab and begin the incense ritual. No lighter or extra matches needed, because two great Japanese companies combined their know how to bring you Hibi.
After years of trial and error, the Kobe Match Co, the creators of the Hibi Match, arrived at the perfect mixture of paper fibres, incense and charcoal to create the perfect strike-on-box incense match. Each one of the Hibi matches last for about ten minutes bringing delightful fragrances to anywhere you bring the palm-sized box, allowing short aromatherapy sessions for the busy individual. The Harima region of Awaji island has been producing matches and incense for nearly one hundred and fifty years and the island accounts for nearly 70% of the match production in Japan. The westerly winds through Awaji island create the perfect temperature to dry incense; each of the fragrances derives from herbs grown by a local incense producer using traditional methods.
Each package contains a box of 8 incense sticks and a box with a felt pad so you can place your incense in it and burn anywhere.
Each incense stick burns for approximately 10 minutes. The scent lingers for about 30 minutes or more.
Caution: do not strike as if you're lighting a regular match. Incense matches are delicate. Hold the match close to the tip and without burning yourself strike in a straight line and wait for the flame to reach the incense stick. Once it does, blow out the flame and place it on your mat.
- If you strike too hard and it breaks or snaps in half, we recommend you to light it with a lighter (if you're able without burning yourself), let it burn and reach the incense stick and place on the mat. Take the other "half" and push it together. The second half should be able to light. This is not common and only will occur if you strike the match too hard. Most users don't have this issue.