White sage from the coastal mountains of California. This is a broad leaf sage which is prized for its strong aromatic properties. California White Sage has been used by Native Americans for thousands of years for cleansing, purifying ones self and others as well as an area of space through the technique of smudging. Each smudge stick is made of 100% natural aromatic botanicals, grown and made in USAand wild crafted in a sustainable way.
The art of smudging has a long tradition with Native Americans. Used to cleanse, protect or heal, the herbs in the smudge have beneficial properties and help reconnecting with the power of our Mother Earth. White Sage is renowned for its healing, benevolent energy. The scent calms the mind and purifies the body. Sage smoke is believed to have the power carry prayers to the heavens, to remove spirits, and cleanse ritual space.
To burn a smudge stick - just light the tip, blow it out and either wave in air or place in a glass or metal container (one that will not burn) with sand or salt placed therein to hold the smudge upright.
To extinguish, invert smudge into the sand or salt to smother. Smudges put out a lot of soothing smoke.