The sacred herbs sage, cedar, lavender, white sage, sweetgrass and copal honor and invoke The Seven Directions. Bring your prayers from the East, South, West, North, Father Sky, Mother Earth and the depth of your soul to the Creator with the aromatic smoke from these smudge sticks. Not only are they pleasing to our senses and to all creation, they are also a powerful mix of sacred herbs and copal resin designed for Native American blessings and ceremonies
To burn a smudge stick -just light the tip, blow it out and either wave in air or place in a glass or metal container (one that will not burn) with sand or salt placed therein to hold the smudge upright. To extinguish, invert smudge into the sand or salt to smother. Smudges put out a lot of soothing smoke.
Coastal Mountains of California
Many plants that grow in the American West have use in traditional and herbal medicine. California herbs have a rich history and have much to offer. The coastal sage scrub and southern maritime chaparral of Southern California is some of the rarest habitat in the country. Native Americans used the plants in these areas for food, medicine, clothing, shelter and tools.