Yerba Santa & White Sage Blend Smudge Wand
In this order you will receive one Yerba Santa and White Sage blended 5″ or longer smudge stick
Air Herb (Venus/Sun)
YERBA SANTA (also known as holy weed) – Spiritual strength & psychic power. Closing energy holes & clearing/strengthening auras. Use in amulets for protection against illness. Also used for to attract love and promote healing.
Yerba Santa also has many medicinal uses livingwild.org has a great write up on some of them. Check it out here http://www.livingwild.org/fall/yerba-santa/
For the spiritual properties of white sage you can check here: http://jupitermoonrising.com/product/580/
How to 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)