Smudge sticks are traditionally used in Native American smudging ceremonies. Their smoke is used to create a sacred space; to cleanse and purify and bring in positive energies.
Smudging is a traditional, ceremonial method of burning sacred herbs to produce aromatic smoke which is used for cleansing and purification before prayers or healing rituals.
Smudging is particularly used by certain Native American tribes although many other cultures throughout the world practice similar smoke cleansing rituals.
Smudging is the ritual cleansing of the mind, body and spirit, is also often used to cleanse and purify rooms, spaces, and objects.
The symbol of the Dreamcatcher originated with Native American tribes. They are typically hung above a bed. It is believed that good dreams pass through the dream catcher and the bad not knowing the way become tangled in the web and perish with the first light of dawn.
In Native American tribes children are given dreamcatchers at birth and carry them throughout their lives. Dreamcatchers are believed to bring happiness, harmony, and luck. They are still prevalent in the tribes today.