Desert Sage (Artemesia tridentata) is one of the most sacred herbs among Native Americans used to purify the mind, body, and spirit before prayer, meditation, ritual or ceremony. Also used to cleanse & purify sacred items and spaces. Gathered from Santa Fe & Taos, New Mexico area.
Smudging is a ritual way to cleanse a person, place or an object of negative energies, spirits or influences. The smudging ceremony involves the burning of special, sacred plants and herbal resins. Then, either passing an object through the resulting smoke or fanning the smoke around a person or place. The spirit of the plant then purifies whatever is being smudged.
***Please note ~ Do not leave animals or humans in a smokey home as it could cause breathing problems. Do not leave burning smudge unattended.***