These White Sage & Juniper Smudge sticks are a wonderful way to bring the cleansing properties of White Sage and Juniper together. Each stick is approx 10cm long and has a wonderful scent.
White Sage has been used in Native American ceremonies and rituals for cleansing for hundreds of years, helping to cleanse, purify and protect by dissipating negative energy and spirits. Many cultures use a 'smoke bath' to purify the body, aura and energies, and white sage is often the herb of choice for these. It is also used by healers, to enhance intuition and to connect to the spiritual and psychic realms (White Sage contains thujone, a mild psychoactive which helps induce these states). Burning sage can also help to relieve anxiety, stress and depression whilst boosting concentration and focus.
Juniper is often used in aromatherapy to help calm nerves and ease tension, and can help to overcome loneliness and mental exhaustion. It has been used for thousands of years as a way to ward off evil spirits and cleanse a room both spiritually and physically - during the Black Death Juniper smoke was used to protect and purify the air.
These smudge sticks are an excellent way to cleanse a room - make sure the windows are open, and you have a fireproof container. It is best to burn sage for a cleansing ritual with no other people or animals in the room if possible. Light your smudge stick and blow it out if it catches fire, allow it to smoulder. Direct the smoke with your hand or a feather, and make sure to catch the ash in a fireproof container. When you are done with the smudge stick, safely extinguish it. Each stick can be used multiple times if not left to burn out.
Always be careful with any naked flames and avoid flammable objects.