Smudge Stick - White Sage & Cedar - 22cm
White sage from the coastal mountains of California 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 forr cleansing, purifying ones self and others as well as an area of space through the technique of smudging.
Cedar is first and foremost a medicine of protection. It is often used to cleanse a home when first moving in, inviting unwanted spirits to leave and protecting a person, place or object from unwanted influences. Cedar is often used in the sweat lodge ceremony. A few pinches are thrown on the red-hot rocks, immediately sparking into a yellow glow and releasing their aroma. The smoke of burning cedar is said to attract the good spirits and eliminate negative ones.
Sage is traditionally used in Native American medicine and shamanic practice. 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 & purify ritual space.
Instructions for use:
Holding the smudge stick by the “handle” end, use a match or lighter to ignite the tip. Blow out any open flames so that the leaves slowly smoulder. Next, wave the smudging stick, (or use a feather to fan the sage stick which is the traditional way), around a room, person, or objects to direct the fragrant, cleansing smoke. Catch the ashes in a heat-resistant dish. (An abalone shell is traditional, but you can use a smudge pot, incense burner, or even a regular plate, as long as you put something under it.) Please watch out for falling embers. Smudge sticks can be extinguished in a dish of sand or with water if needs be and can be re-used many times.
Never leave burning smudge sticks unattended.
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