Small Smudge sticks set of 3
A variety pack of 3 smudge sticks that contains a mixture of the following scents –
Sage (Purple String)
Sage & Sweet grass (Green String)
Sage & Pinon Pine (Brown String)
The string wrapped around each smudge will determine the scent – there is a guide on the back of the pack along with smudging instructions and a safety guide.
Origin: New Mexico
Size: Can vary slightly, but each smudge is between 12-13cm
Smudging: is an ancient art that is believed to have been practiced by Native Americans for centuries. It’s the name given to the ceremonial, daily act of cleansing and purification which uses a selection of herbs, often sage, which are bundled together with string to form a smudge stick before being ignited. The smoke that’s emitted from the herb bundle is believed to cleanse negative energy and purify living spaces, as well as people and even objects like tools, furniture, and home decor. Sage can be used before meditation, prayer, any time you wish to clear your aura, and it is frequently used in Feng Shui for space clearing .It’s also believed to release negative ions, which has been linked in studies to a more positive mood and many other benefits.
These ions are also created by the effects of sunlight and water – you’ve probably noticed a wonderful sense of calm when in nature, such as visiting a beach, waterfall or enjoying a walk in the woods .In high enough concentrations, these ions can clear the air of mould spores, pollen, pet dander, odours, cigarette smoke, bacteria, viruses, dust and other hazardous airborne particles. Smudging your home, office, or even your body is kind of like taking an energetic shower, or perhaps even spending a day in the mountains, spending time breathing in the fresh air and scent of pine, which offers a direct positive effect on reducing stress levels.
Desert Sage: Covers much of the high desert and plains areas of the Western States of America. As well as being burned, desert sage is often held, or worn to ward off negative influences. Native American tradition says that wherever sage is, evil spirits cannot come near.
Pinon Pine: Has an especially fresh and aromatically pleasant pine fragrance. The Pinyon Pine Tree is native to Mexico and the South Western region of the United States. Aromatically, the oil is crisp and fresh. We tend to think of the pine, spruce and fir oils as being most appropriate for Christmas and winter, but the fresh outdoor aroma of Pinyon Pine Oil is well suited for use year round. Pinyon Pine is a balancing in that it provides a gentle sense of calm when someone is agitated, but it can also help to stimulate and energize when needed. It has a great use when needing to focus or when needing insight and inspiration.
Sweet Grass: The leaves of the sweet grass are collected during the summer months and dried by natural or artificial means. The dried leaves are then used to form braids made for burning and used as incense. The vanilla-scented smoke is important in many sacred ceremonies, both among native North Americans and some indigenous groups in Europe. It is especially among the native tribes of North American that there are traditions of using this herb not only for religious ceremonies but also to a certain extent for medicinal purposes. The smoke of burning sweet grass was inhaled to treat colds, fevers and also used to keep insects at bay. Sweet grass was and still is considered a sacred plant by many native tribes of North America and is traditionally used as incense in many sacred ceremonies, purification processes, healing rituals, peace ceremonies, and initiations. It is said that the sweet-smelling smoke cleanses the spirit and brings sacred messages to the higher planes of existence. The Native Americans believed that “Wakan Tanka” (Great Spirit) understood messages better if delivered by smoke than those said with words.
How to use your Smudge Stick: Light the end of your sage stick and after it has ignited, extinguish the flame and direct the smoke around the area you wish to cleanse. You may wish to hold a container or shell in your other hand to catch ashes or to serve as a resting place for the smouldering stick if you use a fan or a feather to direct the smoke. You can direct the smoke around yourself, another person, or in your room to clear the energy. To extinguish your sage stick, smother the end and examine closely to make sure the stick is completely out. Your smudge stick may continue to burn if not completely extinguished. A lit sage stick should not be left burning while not attended, and lots care should be used to extinguishing smouldering smudge sticks properly.
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|Dimensions||22 × 16 cm|