Yerba Santa Smudge
Yerba Santa ("holy herb") is a sweet-smelling plant that grows in the arid hills of the Southwest. It is burned to honor ancestors, increase psychic powers, and bring healing and protection. It is also a traditional remedy against coughing and many other ailments.
This smudge stick is approximately 4 inches in length. Thread color may vary.
Read more about the different smudging herbs in our detailed guide!
Ingredients: Yerba Santa (Eriodictyon californicum)
How to Use Smudge Sticks
Holding the smudge stick by the “handle” end, use a lighter to ignite the tip. Blow out any open flames so that the leaves slowly smolder. Next, wave the smudging wand around a room, person, or objects to direct the fragrant, cleansing smoke. Catch the ashes in a heat-resistant dish. (An abalone shell is traditional, but you can use a smudge pot, incense burner, or even a regular plate, as long as you put something under it.) Smudge sticks can be extinguished in a dish of sand and re-used many times. Of course, never leave burning smudges unattended.
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