Native American Sacred White Sage Smudge
Our pure 100% organic Native American sage from California is sustainably farmed, hand picked, hand tied and dried in 100% cotton asWhite Sage is a powerful and protected herb.
The traditional way of the Sioux is to always ask the plant for permission before cutting and then to leave a small gift like tobacco or a piece of hair in place of what was taken.
The art of smudging has a long tradition with Native Americans and is used to cleanse, protect or heal. The herbs in the smudge have beneficial properties and help reconnecting with the power of our Mother Earth. White Sage is renowned for its healing, benevolent energy. The scent calms the mind and purifies the body. Sage smoke is believed to have the power carry prayers to the heavens, to remove spirits, and cleanse ritual space.
We have included a prayer for you should you wish to use it.
Please be cautious when buying white sage and we kindly ask you to purchase from reputable sellers where this precious and most sacred herb is ethically, respectfully and sustainably harvested.
How to use a Smudge Stick
Holding the smudge stick by the “handle” end, use a lighter to ignite the tip. Blow out any open flames so that the leaves slowly smoulder. Next, wave the smudging wand around a room, person, or objects to direct the fragrant, cleansing smoke. Catch the ashes in a heat-resistant dish. (An abalone shell is traditionally used, however we at Oco Life are against poaching and recommend a regular plate with sand be used). Smudge sticks can be extinguished in a dish of sand and re-used many times. Of course, never leave burning smudges unattended.