White Sage & Yerba Santa 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.
Yerba Santa, Eriodictyon californicum
Yerba Santa, or “holy herb” in Spanish, is an evergreen shrub native to California, Oregon, Northern Mexico, and areas of the Southwest. It has traditionally used as a smudge to protect and purify both self and environment, to neutralize harmful energy, and to support healing ceremonies. It has also been used for love, growth, empowerment, spiritual strength, and courage.