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White Sage and Lavender Smudging Stick
White Sage and Lavender Smudging Stick —
Known as atisamânihk in Cree language and nookwez in Ojibwe language, smudging is a cultural ceremony originating from various Indigenous Peoples across North America and elsewhere in the world. Used for practical and medicinal purposes as well as for spiritual ceremonies, this purification by smoke rite consists of burning sacred plants in small quantities in order to cleanse the energy inside and around you.
Depending on the herb you select, you can introduce a specific type of energy into your ritual. For instance, sage is believed to help clear patterns of negative thinking. Lavender complements it by bringing positive energy and helping to release fear and calm the mind.
Regardless of your chosen medium, it is important to honour the plants by sourcing sustainably and ethically grown herbs. Our white sage and lavender smudging sticks are made of 100% natural aromatic botanicals that are grown in a sustainable way.
Each stick is approximately 4 inches long.
How to smudge:
- Begin with an intention of gratitude to the plants and the cultural connection. Then, consider your desired benefit.
- Light the end of the smudge stick (while being mindful of fire hazards), wave your hand in front of it to kill the flame, then wave the stick around your own body or the object/room you want to cleanse.
- Once finished, squash the stick into a ceramic dish, shell or ashtray until the smoke subsides.
- Consider that the smoke can be harmful to pets so it is recommended to take any animal into another room while you smudge.