Desert Magic Sage Smudge Wand
In this order you will receive one 4″ or longer smudge stick. String colors vary.
Sage Brush also called Desert Magic Sage (Artemisia tridentata or Artemisia californica —Desert Magic, Mountain Sage, Grey Sage, New Mexico Sage)
This aromatic shrub thrives in the windswept deserts of the Santa Fe/Taos area. It has skinny, branched leaves and a light brown color. Desert Sage has a warm herbaceous aroma that is a bit peppery (think Bay leaves or Mint tea). It is used for cleansing and purifying, protection, and inner strength. It is said to bring pleasant thoughts and relieve headaches and anxiety.
Use Smudge Sticks
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 smolder. 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 traditional, but you can use a smudge pot, incense burner, or even a regular ceramic plate, as long as you put something under it.) Please open your doors and/or windows to allow for air flow when using any white sage blend or white sage alone smudge stick. This is an important step in allowing the low vibrational energies an exit.
Smudge sticks can be extinguished in a dish of sand and re-used many times. Of course, never leave burning smudges unattended.
Additional SMUDGING DIRECTIONS found on Sacred Land Sage:
Open a window first for air flow. Light the bundle tip, blow out flame. Keeping your sage bundle in shell or bowl, begin to fan smoke toward the heart first with your hand or a feather, and then over the head and all around the body to cleanse and clear the space around you. Your intention to cleanse and bless is key in smudging. Ritually bless yourself, each other, and your living/working spaces and tools. Your intentions intensify your offering. When finished, extinguish the bundle ember once your blessing ritual is finished- by either submerging it in sand or passing the bundle tip under running water. Prop up bundle in a bowl to dry, and it will be ready for your next cleansing ritual. Smudge as often as you feel a desire to begin, renew, and feel blessings.
These herbs are not food grade and would be consumed at your own risk. Best uses are for baths, sachets, or burning as to release the spiritual properties of the plant (more commonly referred to as smudging)