This 7inch smudge stick is made from sage and sweet grass. It has been
bound together using 100% cotton and dried, ready to burn. Both of these
sacred herbs have been used for centuries by Native Americans and are
both known for their long lasting aromas. Smudge sticks are known for
their use in rituals or ceremonies to cleanse people, objects and places
of negative energy. It is said that cleansing your house should be
undertaken a couple of times a year, to clear negative energy that may
have arrived. To use your smudge stick: light the tip and the blow it
out (like you would an incense stick). Surround your body, the objects
or a certain place you would like to cleanse with the smoke.
Traditionally the ash is caught in a shell as this is also an ideal
place to place an extinguished smudge stick. If you do not have a shell,
a bowl would fine to hold underneath instead. To extinguish the stick
smother the end (like you would a cigarette) but please be aware that
the stick may continue to burn, so double check once smothered.