Californian White Sage Smudge Sticks
Here we have a mini smudge stick made from white sage. The end can be lit and will provide plenty of smoke. Once used you can extinguish the smudge stick by pushing it against a bowl or into some sand or earth. Be careful though as it can reignite.
Country of Origin: California, USA
Size of Smudge Sticks: Each are roughly about 3.5 – 4″ per stick (10-11cm).
Smudging is a ceremony used to clear away negative energies and to attract ones that are more positive. Native Americans have traditionally used many herbs for this purpose, each one having a different effect on the aura and inner being. You may burn a smudge stick directly from the end (extinguish carefully afterwards), or break off fragments to burn in a container such as a shell. When smudging, try to feel connected with a power greater than yourself. You may say prayers while using a feather, or simply the palm of your hand, to brush the smoke over you.
Smudge sticks can be used for cleansing of the aura, for example before meditation or prayer, or they quite often these days used by body workers and therapists. They can also be used for cleansing a house or dwelling and are often used in this way in Feng Shui.