The Sage sticks are made with Sage from New Mexico. All the sticks are wrapped with 100% cotton yarn for safe and healthful burning. Each ingredient is considered a sacred herb used for centuries by Native Americans in their smudging ceremonies.
Smudging is the name given to the burning of these herbs for the purposes of cleansing and sending our prayers.
Sage and lavender is a lovely mixture with the cleansing of negativity from the sage and the beautiful scent of the lavender flowers bringing, peace and helping with stress within a home or person bringing a sense of calm, best burnt before sleep.
Light the end of your Sage stick and after it has ignited, extinguish the flame and direct the smoke around your body. You may wish to hold a container in your other hand to catch the ashes or to serve as a resting place for the smouldering stick if you use a fan or a feather to direct the smoke. You can direct the smoke around yourself, another person or in your place of ceremony to purify the energy that is present. The smoke from your Sage stick may also be directed as an invocation honouring the four directions, the father, Sun and the Mother earth (Fathermothergod) to extinguish your Sage stick smother the end and examine closely to make sure the stick is completely out.
Note: Your stick may continue to burn if not completely extinguished. Never leave unattended.
We try to make sure that we use as little plastic as possible and our smudges, wood and herbs are bought in bulk and packed in air tight containers. When posted they will be wrapped in brown paper and placed in a cardboard outer. Try to keep the product in an airtight container, a glass jar or similar.