Smudge Stick - PINON PINE, Small
The Piñon Pine is a generous evergreen tree from the foothills of the American Southwest. Piñon has a smooth, woodsy, earthy pine scent that is particularly strong due to its high concentration of resin.
Burned as smudge or incense, Pine is used to help reverse negativity while giving protection against illnesses and negative influences. As a purifying herb it is often used in cleansing rituals, or for new beginnings. Piñon Pine is often used to remove negative energies from rooms or spaces, as well as people, objects or crystals, and to prepare the space (or person) with fresh intent. It has also been also used for prosperity and money-drawing, and even fertility.
Our Pinon Pine Sticks are typically between 12 - 14cm in length, and around 3cm in thickness. A simple instruction card is included with each smudge stick purchase.
NOTE RE SIZE: As these are a handmade natural product each batch of smudge sticks we sell may have a slightly different shape and size. Some have longer or shorter stems, or are slightly longer or thicker than others. The item you receive may look a little different from the items pictured, however all are made from herbs of the highest quality, and generally within the size range as outlined above, if not larger.
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 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. CEDAR is said to be the first tree that was created; it is believed to offer protection and attract positive energy - cedar can be placed at entrances to a home, or for extra grounding may be placed inside shoes for daily wear.
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, 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 via the internet if you're looking for instructions towards a specific ritual.