Common Smudge Sticks

Yerba Santa Healing, Protection, Setting Boundaries, Empowerment
Yerba Santa or ‘Holy Herb’, is also known as Bear Weed, Mountain Balm or Consumptive’s Weed. Yerba Santa smudges have a sweet uplifting aroma that stimulates inner courage. It may increase psychic powers and facilitate healing and protection. Yerba Santa is traditionally burned to honor ancestors, increase psychic powers, and bring healing and protection to those who use it. Best known for its affinity to the lungs, it has been widely used as a natural remedy against coughing and many other respiratory ailments.

Cedar Renewal, Protection, Banishing Fear, Grounding
An ancient tree and one of the oldest thriving beings on Earth, Cedar recalls ancient forests and invokes their wisdom and protection. The fresh, woodsy smell of burning Cedar works wonderfully to cleanse a new home of its old energies and unwanted spirits while inviting fresh, energetic vibes and protecting the new occupant from undesirable influences. Cedar is known to represent purification and protection as well as to revive the mind and spirit from sickness or exhaustion.

Juniper Purification, Protection, Abundance
Juniper is known as being a purification herb, it gets rid of any negative energy and helps to purify the spirit when too much inner clutter is overwhelming the soul. Juniper has been used in spells to get back property that was stolen and as a deterrent to theft. It is a great sacred tool to invite abundance into your life and welcome blessings into any journey you are undertaking. Juniper has a sweet and spicy “Christmas tree” fragrance and abundant blue berries that are popular in good luck charms.

Piñon Pine Cleansing, Removes Negative Energies, Inspiration, Calming, Control, Balance
A smooth, woodsy scent that’s especially powerful, thanks to its high concentration of pine resin, Piñon Pine is an excellent all-purpose smudge, and a capable stand-in for White Sage. Its energy is cleansing, healing, and strengthening. The smokey Pine scent of Piñon, shows us how to “rise from the ashes,” while teaching us the power of control, balance, and moving beyond negativity, jealousy or anger that places limitations on our physical reality. Emotionally and spiritually,

Rosemary: Purification, Protection, Cleansing, Healing, Love, Virtue, Memory, Protection, Sleep
Good for bringing calmness and letting go of negative energy and toxic thought patterns. Rosemary acts as a barrier that blocks out harmful energies. It gets rid of negativity and increases mental power, healing, and sleep. Rosemary helps strengthen the mind by bringing clarity, focus and improving the memory. A culinary herb with a pleasant spicy fragrance, that clears negativity, inspires confidence, and invigorates the mind and body. Rosemary can be used as a substitute for most other herbs in magickal practice. When used in love spells Rosemary can help prevent infidelities and can also remove jealousy.

Lavender Sage: Clearing, Harmony, Peace, Calm
Rich in therapeutic properties, Lavender Sage, or Wild Lavender, is often referred to as ‘the mother plant’ by traditional healers. Despite their physical resemblance and profusion of purple flowers in both species, Lavender Sage is not related in any way to the widely known aromatic herb Lavendula angustifolia or Lavender. Lavender Sage clears away negative thoughts and energies, harmonizes the mind, enhances intuition, and inspires loving feelings. Its peaceful, calming, and sedating effects make Lavender Sage the smudge of choice for bedtime.

Eucalyptus: Cleansing, Healing, Protection, Clarity of Mind & Body, Good Luck, Prosperity, Abundance, Fertility.
Eucalyptus helps to bring balance to one’s emotions, promotes relaxation, removes mental exhaustion and helps get rid of laziness. It is also known to improve overall health by acting as a decongestant and by improving the blood flow in one’s body. Eucalyptus cleanses energies, purifies spaces, and encourages emotional balance. It is considered a stimulant and may alleviate exhaustion, and mental sluggishness while strengthening concentration and stimulating blood flow. Eucalyptus may encourage clarity of the mind and higher connectedness through visions as it is believed to awaken the spirit.

Sagebrush Smudge Stick Purification,
Sagebrush is a great smudge stick used for purification as well as its many medical benefits. This richly aromatic herb is known to the Native Americans for its medicinal properties coming from its pungent oils containing camphor, terpenoids, and tannins. It has anti-microbial properties, and was used for coughs, colds, fevers, bleeding, infections, and various pains. Most significantly, Sagebrush was used for purification of body and soul, as a smoke during the ritual sweat lodges, and as a smudge to clear the energy of a room or environment.

Palo Santo: Cleansing, Purifying, Calming, Healing, Stress Relief, Raising Vibrational Energy, Promotes Creativity, Uplifting
Palo Santo or “Holy Wood” is a tree that grows on the coast of South America, primarily Ecuador and Peru. It belongs to the same family as Frankincense, Myrrh and Copal. Its holy reputation dates to the Incas who burned it as part of their healing and cleansing ceremonies. When sticks of Palo Santo are burnt as an incense, the smoke may be used to clear out negative energies, increase relaxation, and bring joy and harmony. Palo Santo has a smooth, aromatic, fresh woodsy smelling smoke with hints of citrus with underlying notes of pine and mint. Thought to purge bad spirits, it is also said that it enhances creativity and brings good fortune. Harvested from fallen branches and twigs of the tree, a practice that is regulated by the government, so threes are not cut for wood harvesting. Also known for its anti-inflammatory properties and its great use as an insect repellent.

Dragon’s Blood Smudge Stick Psychic, Spiritual, Energizing, Removes Negativity
Dragon’s blood will remove negativity from a person or space, and is generally paired with a base of white or blue sage to increase its potency. A side benefit to this resin is the claim that is assists in enhancing health, virility, and cures impotence. Dragon’s blood also has a great Psychic, Magic, and Spiritual energizing properties.

Sweetgrass Braid Protection, Love, Kindness, Honesty
Also known as Seneca Grass, Holy Grass, Vanilla Grass, Mary’s Grass, Bison Grass. Sweetgrass is a sacred grass to several Plains tribes, who have traditionally burned it to drive out evil, and allow benevolent spirits to approach. Ancient lore states that this long, fragrant grass is the hair of the Earth Mother, and invokes love, kindness, and honesty. Sweetgrass smells of fresh hay with hints of warm vanilla. It induces a mellow, almost soporific state when burned. (It contains coumarin, which is thought to be mildly psychoactive). Sweet grass generally comes in a braided strand rather than as a smudge stick.

Bear Grass Braid Centered, Simplicity, Sensitive,
Bear Grass fosters knowledge that no outside influence can overpower deeply held intentions. It helps simplify and fortify intention; prioritize and align activities with your soul purpose and with your heart. When consciousness and the sub-consciousness pull in different directions. Bear Grass helps integrate the two, bringing a greater self-aware honesty. It can restore feeling, affection and spontaneity that has been lost to workaholism. Bear Grass opens the eyes of nature and to other people, marveling at beauty that has been overlooked, connecting on a deeper level, with greater love and appreciation. Also opens harshly guarded people, or those who are overly sensitive, introverted and withdrawn.

Cattail Braid Peace, Individuality, Leadership, Prosperity, Ambition, Luck, Victory, Friendship
Cattails are symbolic of victory, in mind, body and spirit and possibility that one needs to reflect on the inside or to do some inward cleansing, ritual of some sort. Cattails are symbolic of friendship and allies, who will not only be of great company but of great guidance also. Associated with peace, cattails are a good sign for the “rebeginning” of a repaired bond.

Bearberry Smudge Stick Psychic Power, Strength, Knowledge, Honoring Ancestors, Shapeshifting, Courage
Bearberry is a low-growing North American shrub in the Heather family. As its name suggests, it is a favorite of foraging bears. It is used for smudging, animal magic, shape-shifting, and other shamanic work. Native Americans traditionally mix it with Tobacco leaf to create a ritual smoke blend (called kinnikinnick), said to carry prayers and bring visions. Sometimes the leaves come mixed with peppercorn-sized berries that may be red, purple, or black depending on the variety. Don’t throw these out—the Bear spirit is said to appreciate the offering. Bearberry is also known as Yukon Holly and Bear’s Grape.

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