White sage from the coastal mountains of California. This is a broad leaf sage which is prized for its strong aromatic properties. White Sage has been used by Native Americans for thousands of years for cleansing, purifying ones self and others as well as an area of space through the technique of smudging. 3 - 4 inch sticks.
Native American smudge incense sticks are used for purifying the atmosphere, dispersing negativity, protection. Smudges put out a lot of soothing smoke. Very refreshing, relaxing, clearing --- like traveling through the clouds...Potent and purifying.
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.