SMUDGE STICKS: Handmade, cleansed and ready for new homes.
Native American Indian cultures traditionally used smudge sticks in spiritual ceremonial practices. The burning of smudge sticks is called smudging. Smudging is used to cleanse a person, place or objects of negative energies, spirits or influences.
Helpful Hints: Never leave smudge sticks unattended. The easiest way to light a smudge stick is to hold the top of it over a candle flame. Once alight, blow out the flame to allow the stick to smolder. To extinguish, place the lit end of the stick in a fireproof container of sand. As smudge sticks emit small amounts of smoke, limit use around children, pregnancy and those with breathing problems.
Usage: To cleanse/smudge yourself or others, fan the smoke over your body, front and back. Smudge rooms by walking around its perimeter paying attention to corners and behind doors. Constantly fan the smudge stick as you walk. Cleanse crystals and other objects by fanning the smoke over them.