Desert Sage Smudge Stick
Desert sage (artemesia tridentata) covers much of the high desert and plains areas of the Western States of America.
Sage is a plant of the category artemisia, a kind of mugwort. Sage is an indispensable incense for the North American Indians and shamans. It is a strong essence for clearing rooms and it protects from negative energies. Its scent is intensively herbaceous and warming.
As well as being burned, desert sage is often held, worn or kept with sacred objects to ward off negative influences.
Native American tradition says that wherever sage is, evil spirits cannot enter.
The Smudge Stick is to be lit over a ceramic bowl filled with sand. Blowing lightly onto it as it burns creates a smoke, which purifies the body as well as the environment of home, workplace or healing space. After the smoke ceremony, the Smudge Stick is extinguished in the same bowl of sand and saved for later use.
Smudge Sticks are only to be lighted in the presence of adults.
The Smudge Stick contains 100 % natural plants collected in an ecological manner. The plants are not harmed and nothing is destroyed. Before cutting a plant or removing any of its leaves, the plant is asked for its consent. In this way, the Smudge Sticks become a source of powerful energy.