White Sage Smudge Sticks
The most-used types of sage have antimicrobial properties. ... White sage (Salvia apiana) which is what we use, is also antimicrobial. And both have been shown to repel insects. Beliefs that burning sage clears out spiritual impurities, pathogens, and even insects have been fundamental to the practice of smudging.
Length: 11cm approx.
Width: 4cm approx.
Some claim it can change the mood and energy of a room so it is commonly burned after a fight or when someone is upset. It is also used for meditation, cleansing, and purification.
The practice of burning sage or smudging is fairly simple, with few necessary tools.
Basic tools include:
- a sage bundle (or smudge stick)
- some recommend a seashell or bowl of ceramic, clay, or glass to hold burning sage or capture ash
- some matches
- optional feather or fan for fanning smoke