Desert Sage Smudge Sticks

£3.75
 
Desert Sage Smudge Sticks

Premium quality Sage, environmentally and sustainably collected.

 Roughly 9-11cm in length (3.5-4") and 2.5-3cm in width (1").

Country of Origin: USA


 Sage is a sacred herb used by shamans of indigenous peoples in North America for centuries for purification ceremonies. Hereby not only the living environment,
 but also the mind with all her thoughts is cleaned. 
White Sage has a penetrating spicy smell.
 Scientific research has shown that 94% of the bacteria in the room have been broken down after burning this herb.

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 an 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.

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