Smudging Kit C - PREMIUM WHITE SAGE SMUDGE KIT
Our PREMIUM WHITE SAGE SMUDGING KIT contains the finest of everything, to get you started in performing your own smudging rituals - and larger sized abalone shell with tripod stand, three high quality sticks in varying sizes, and a bonus instructions & smudging prayer card, beautifully worded to enhance your ritual.
All of our White Sage sticks come from California, and don't use 'compressed' herbs or offcuts: the white sage is cut straight from the bush, hand-rolled and bound with twine, then allowed to dry. Our smudge sticks are the very popular LONG STYLE in shape: our customers have consistently told us that they're happiest with this style stick over 'torch style' smudge sticks, which include a bundle of thick twigs as a handle at the base. Our sticks are generally leaves / clusters all the way through, which makes them 100% burnable.
Each PREMIIUM SMUDGING KIT CONTAINS:
2 x 11-13cm White Sage Smudge Sticks
1 x 22-24cm Extra Large White Sage Smudge Stick
1 x 13-15cm at the widest, natural Abalone Shell Bowl
1 x Timber Tripod Abalone Shell Stand to suit the shell (unstained light coloured finish which can be stained if desired)*
plus a bonus Smudging Prayer Card, with instructions and information about smudging on the reverse side
Being natural products, there may be a variation in sizes. All sizes given are approximate, to give an indication of the typical size range.
*NOTE RE TRIPOD: as the tripods are handcarved from natural timber, each tripod is different and may have marks, carvings or imperfections, making each tripod distinctly unique. See the final photo for an indication of the type of finish your tripod may have.
WHAT IS SMUDGING, AND HOW DO I USE MY SHELL?
Native Americans traditionally perform a purification ritual known as 'smudging' to clear the atmosphere of negative vibrations and fill the environment with positive, uplifting energies. Abalone Shell bowls are used to hold and catch the ash from burning smudge sticks, which are wands made of bound herbs. Smudge Sticks are typically made from White Sage or Sweetgrass - though other herbs and botanicals such as Palo Santo wood and Cedar leaves are also 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 use a smudge stick with your abalone shell, remove the yarn binding the stick and place it in the shell (some leave the yarn on - it's up to you). 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 (in a similar way to incense sticks - they smoulder rather than burn), sending sweet fragrant smoke into the air. Relight as necessary. Should you find that your abalone shell gets too hot to handle, add a layer of sand to the base of the shell before adding the stick - this will help insulate it. You can even use coloured sand to make it part of your ritual. To extinguish, invert the stick into the sand until the embers are out. Never leave a lit smudge stick unattended and use on heat-proof surfaces only. Take all care using the tripod - as the shells are an irregular shape they may become unstable if bumped.