White Sage & Cedar Smudge Stick
White Sage, Salvia apiana
Sage is a traditional Native American sacred herb used during ceremonies and smudging rituals. The smoke is used to bless, cleanse and heal the person, object or space being smudged. Sage is used to 'wash off' the outside world when one enters ceremony or other sacred space. Objects are likewise washed off with sage medicine smoke to rid them of unwanted influences.
Cedar, Cedrus spp.
Cedar is a medicine of protection. Cedar trees are very old, wise and powerful spirits. It is often used to cleanse a home when first moving in, inviting unwanted spirits to leave and protecting a person, place or object from unwanted influences. A sacred Native American tree, cedar is often used in the sweat lodge ceremony. The smoke of burning cedar is said to attract the good spirits and eliminate negative energies.