Yerba Santa (Eriodictyon Californicus) grows in the high mountains of the South Western States.
The Native Americans believed that Yerba Santa, when used in smudging, would clear away spirits and powerful emotions and help with depression. It was also believed that it could also open a spiritual doorway.
They also used the Yerba Santa to cure ailments for chest infections, drinking the tea made from its leaves.
To use herbs make sure that you have a fireproof dish or charcoal burner part filled with sand, light your charcoal disc/biscuit until white around the edge and place into your burner/plate using tongs (as the charcoal will be excessively hot).
Place a small amount of herb / or herbs onto the charcoal and the fragrant smoke willdriftinto your home. If you wish to continue wanting the fragrance to continue just place another small amount after the first has finished, always keep an eye on the burner and never leave unattended or in reach of children or animals.
Or if you just love the fragrance burn to freshen your home. Please remember to always use a shell or fire proof container. Never leave unattended.
We are selling these herbs for burning only.
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.