The practice of traditional smudging is often associated with Native American rituals in the American West, and the local sage was gathered and used for medicinal purposes. It has also been used for spiritual ceremonies, cleansing space and clearing away past energetic presence. The plant material for these mini-white sage purifiers are harvested in a small area in Southern California, also known as Buffalo Sage. Each bundle is cut and wrapped, making it easier to use. Each smudging stick are about 4-5" and can be burned in whole, or cut in sections, depending on the size of space or type of ceremony. The Mini White Sage Smudge Sticks make a perfect little "thank you" gift and are wonderful to have on-hand when traveling or spending time at retreats, or getaways.
What is Smudging?
The modern-day practice of burning sage (or sage combined with other dried herbs) in personal smudging rituals and ceremonies is based on a combination of the spiritual, medicinal, herbal and cultural teachings of the past. Essentially, a smudge ritual or smudge ceremony is performed to correct the energy in a home, work space, in an object, or a person. This is accomplished by burning sage or a combination of herbs, in a focused and intentional way to cleanse out negative energy, and to replenish positive, healing energy.