SAGE - SMUDGE STICK
The Native American tradition known as smudging is an ancient ritual. Shamans burned sage over a fire to cleanse people of negativity and promote healing, wisdom, and longevity.
Sage belongs to the Salvia plant family and is derived from the Latin word salvere, which means "to heal."
Blue Sage is often burned for personal protection, clarity and healing. The scent is milder than white sage and has been known to have calming effects in ritual cleansings.
Used in ritual for purifying areas and surroundings to banish negative energy and encourage a fresh environment of good intent.