Cerbraid Smudge Stick
This includes desert sage, cedar and a sweet grass braid(artemesia tridentata) covers much of the high desert and plains areas of the Western States of America. As well as being burned, desert sage is often held, worn or kept with sacred objects to ward off negative influences. Native American tradition says that wherever sage is, evil spirits cannot enter.
Burning InstructionsHold the smudge stick over an open flame, tilting the end down at a 45 degree angle. Once lit, let the wood burn visibly for approximately 20 seconds, relighting as necessary.
Blow out the Smudge stick and allow to smolder. If it is difficult to light we recommend untying the string and unraveling it a little bit. Sometimes the sage bundle can be tight and doesn’t leave much room for oxygen to ignite the flame.
Smudging is an ancient form of ritual alchemy used to change, shift, and transform using the element of air. Smoke from dried sage and other sacred plants change the ionic composition of the air and reduce your stress response and any negativity. It’s like taking an energetic shower when you take the time to smudge your sacred spaces, home, office, and your body.