Smudge Kit - FRANKINCENSE & MYRRH SMUDGE STICKS PACK
Our FRANKINCENSE & MYRRH SMUDGE STICKS PACK includes three popular smudging items:
* one 10-12cm WHITE SAGE Smudge Stick, around 3-4cm in thickness
* one 13-15cm MOUNTAIN SAGE & FRANKINCENSE RESIN stick
* one 11-13cm MOUNTAIN SAGE & MYRRH RESIN stick
* plus a free keepable SMUDGING PRAYER & INSTRUCTION CARD.
Each is also available separately - White Sage sticks are also available in larger sizes. See our SMUDGING section for more info.
WHAT IS SMUDGING?
Many native Indian tribes of the US and Canada traditionally perform a purification ritual known as 'smudging' 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.
WHITE SAGE SMUDGE STICKS
SAGE has been traditionally used to purify the mind, body and spirit before praying, to cleanse the atmosphere and disperse negativity - sage is believed by many to be a masculine plant that can reduce or eliminate negative energy; some place sage at doorways for protection against evil. Today, it can be used to purify homes, offices or other spaces; the smell of sage will remind you of the desert and the sacredness of life.
SMUDGE STICKS PLUS RESIN
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 11-12cm in length. 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.
Frankincense is an oleoresin from Boswellia carterii and Boswellia thurifera trees, originating from the Middle East and Somalia. The aroma is smooth and lemony, thought to elevate the mind and expand spiritual consciousness, perfect for meditation.
Myrrh is the oleoresin of the Commiphora molmol shrub, known to be used as incense for more than 3500 years, and was the basis of many early perfumes. The aroma is spicy and delicate, and is considered to be profoundly calming and restorative.
To use a smudge stick, remove the yarn binding the stick and place the stick 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. An instruction card is also included with each pack.