White Sage Smudge Sticks- We just received a shipment of these wonderful White Sage Smudge Sticks from the coastal mountains of California, where they are harvested, dried and wrapped into bundles. These Smudge Sticks are especially useful in clearing the atmosphere in and around your home or space. Native Americans used them for purification, dispersing negative energy, providing protection, healing, prosperity and abundance. They will produce a lot of soothing smoke that is very refreshing.
White Sage (Salvia Apiana) can also be used to smudge a person for health (for distance healing, smudge a photo of the person or visualize them). Sage is ruled by the planet Jupiter and the element of Air. Its day is Thursday, its astrological sign is Pisces and corresponding crystals are Amethyst, Turquoise and Sapphire.
To burn a smudge stick - just light the tip, blow it out and either wave in air or place in a glass or other fireproof container (one that will not burn) with sand or salt placed therein to hold the smudge upright. If placing the stick in a bowl, you can use a feather to move the smoke around. Voice your intention as you move about the room or your home. For example, you can say, This house is clear, or This house is healthy. Remember to smudge in every corner, as negativity sometimes will gather there. To extinguish, invert smudge into the sand or salt to smother, and never under running water.
Cautions:Never blow on the stick while smudging, as this could cause sparks to fly and cause a fire. Do not wear billowy, loose fitting clothing and keep windows closed while smudging. If gently waving your smudge stick room to room, always hold a fireproof container underneath.