Smudge Stick - CEDAR, Small
Cedar is sacred to many native Indian tribes of the US and Canada, known as the Mother and giver of life - Cedar is said to be the first tree that was created. Cedar is believed to offer protection and attract positive energy - it can be placed at entrances to a home, or for extra grounding may be placed inside shoes for daily wear. These wands can be used for protection, purification, cleansing, wealth, healing, and prosperity. Each stick is approx 10-12cm in length and thicker in size than the photo. Being a natural product, there WILL be a variation in sizes. All sizes given are approximate, to give an indication of the average or typical size.
'Smudging' is a purification ritual believed to clear the atmosphere of negative vibrations and fill the environment with positive, uplifting energies. Smudge Sticks are typically bundled wands made of bound herbs such as White Sage or Sweetgrass, used for smudging purposes - though other herbs and botanicals such as Palo Santo wood and Cedar leaves have also been used for this purpose. Sage smudge is traditionally used to purify the mind, body and spirit before praying, to cleanse the atmosphere & disperse negativity. Some may use it to purify their homes or offices; the smell of sage will remind you of the desert and the sacredness of life.
To burn a smudge stick, remove the yarn binding the stick and place it in a heatproof dish or abalone shell filled with sand or ashes, to keep it upright. Light the tip of the bundle on fire until the Smudge Stick catches, then blow out the flame to allow the herbs to smoulder and smoke, sending sweet fragrant smoke into the air. To extinguish, invert into the sand until the embers are out. Never leave a lit smudge stick unattended. There are many rituals for smudging houses etc - more information can be found online if you're looking for instructions towards a specific ritual.