Premium quality Sage, environmentally and sustainably collected in California.
Size: Overall length of sticks is approximately 3 - 3.5 inches (About 8 cms)
Country of Origin: California, USA
Smudging is traditionally a ceremony for purifying or cleansing the soul of negative thoughts of a person or place. There are four elements involved in a smudge:
- The container, traditionally a shell representing water, is the first element.
- The plant being used as a smudge stick, represents the second element.
- The fire produced from lighting the sacred plants represents the third element.
- The smoke produced from the fire represents air, the fourth element.
During a cleanse/ritual, the smudge stick is placed in the container and ignited (preferably with a wooden match). The flames are then gently blown out and the smoke, which heals the mind, heart and body, is wafted over the person, either by hand or with a feather.
The ashes traditionally are returned to mother earth by disposing them outside on bare soil - it is believed that the negative thoughts and feelings have been absorbed by the ashes. A person can smudge themselves, or, someone can lead a smudge by holding the container and directing the smoke over others.
Smudging is also used to clear negative energy from rooms and homes.