CLEARANCE: Smudge Stick Plus - MOUNTAIN SAGE & PALO SANTO POWDER 12-14cm
CLEARANCE: DISCONTINUED ITEM
SMUDGE STICKS PLUS
This select range of smudge sticks are created with natural Mountain Sage, PLUS the addition of resin or wood powder distributed throughout the centre of the stick. Burn these sticks are you would normally burn any smudge stick (instructions below), and as the warmth reaches the resin the scent will be released, combining with the natural Mountain Sage smoke and creating a smudge stick that can be used as a powerful tool for cleansing, purification and meditation.
Each stick is approx 12-14cm in length, and around 3-4cm thick. 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.
Palo Santo means 'Holy Wood' in Spanish. The tree (Bursera graveolens) is from the same family as Frankincense & Myrrh, but is primarily native to South America. Using the burning timber as incense has traditionally been used against bad energy, or for good luck. The oil was used during the time of the Incas for its reputed spiritual purifying properties, and charcoal from the burnt wood has also been used for ritual smudging. Both the smoke and oil have been used for centuries for medical purposes, and the smoke is even used as an insect (mosquito) deterrent.Palo Santo has a gorgeous, rich scent, with an undercurrent of frankincense, to which it is related.
WHAT IS SMUDGING?
'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.