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Washington Smudge Stick

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Washington Smudge Stick

10.00
sold out

Washington Smudge Sticks are used to protect, cleanse and heal people, places and spaces. Our hand wrapped smudge sticks are made of ethically wildcrafted botanicals, native to various eco-regions across Washington State. They are bound by organic cotton string, hand dyed using a variety of ethically foraged plant materials. 

Suggested use: once lit, be sure to keep something under the smoldering area of the smudge stick to both catch ashes and any lit plant material that detaches. Traditionally a smudge stick is used until it goes out naturally, a sign that the area or person has been successfully cleansed. Use a feather or fan to direct the smoke - especially into room corners and transitions.

  • Each smudge stick is handmade and unique.
  • They generally range between 8-9 inches long, and 1-2 inches thick.

Energetics/actions: relaxing / stimulating, anti-microbial

Cautions:

  • The idea behind burning herbs is to release their energy and fragrance, not to fill the room or your lungs with smoke. 
  • Make sure the bowl/vessel you use can support the heat that will be produced so it will not crack.
  • Burning excessive amounts can lead to respiratory distress or problems. 
  • Avoid smudging in the room when infants, pregnant persons, asthmatic or allergy-prone people are present. 
  • Never leave your smudge sticks, candles or charcoal unattended to avoid fire hazards.
  • Blowing into the mixture is not encouraged as it is seen as blowing one's own negativity into the mixture. The mixture is then wafted around one's self like a smoke bath.
  • When burning a smudge stick or braid, they will eventually go out on their own, but should you need to put them out quickly, you can tamp the end out in sand or soil, shaking off the excess. Using water is messy and not generally recommended.

☆ Many of the herbs and formulations that we use may not be suitable for pregnant or nursing individuals. If you are nursing, pregnant, or considering pregnancy, please consult your Health Care Practitioner before using any Wolves & Sage products. 

ALL HERBAL MATERIALS USED ARE CERTIFIED ORGANIC OR ETHICALLY WILDCRAFTED, UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED. 

Please click "More Info" (below) to read materials on the herbal actions of each ingredient, as well as to find any contraindications.

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Washington Smudge Sticks are used to protect, cleanse and heal people, places and spaces. Our hand wrapped smudge sticks are made of ethically wildcrafted botanicals, native to various eco-regions across Washington State. They are bound by organic cotton string, hand dyed using a variety of ethically foraged plant materials. 

Suggested use: once lit, be sure to keep something under the smoldering area of the smudge stick to both catch ashes and any lit plant material that detaches. Traditionally a smudge stick is used until it goes out naturally, a sign that the area or person has been successfully cleansed. Use a feather or fan to direct the smoke - especially into room corners and transitions.

  • Each smudge stick is handmade and unique.
  • They generally range between 8-9 inches long, and 1-2 inches thick.

Energetics/actions: relaxing / stimulating, anti-microbial

Cautions:

  • The idea behind burning herbs is to release their energy and fragrance, not to fill the room or your lungs with smoke. 
  • Make sure the bowl/vessel you use can support the heat that will be produced so it will not crack.
  • Burning excessive amounts can lead to respiratory distress or problems. 
  • Avoid smudging in the room when infants, pregnant persons, asthmatic or allergy-prone people are present. 
  • Never leave your smudge sticks, candles or charcoal unattended to avoid fire hazards.
  • Blowing into the mixture is not encouraged as it is seen as blowing one's own negativity into the mixture. The mixture is then wafted around one's self like a smoke bath.
  • When burning a smudge stick or braid, they will eventually go out on their own, but should you need to put them out quickly, you can tamp the end out in sand or soil, shaking off the excess. Using water is messy and not generally recommended.

☆ Many of the herbs and formulations that we use may not be suitable for pregnant or nursing individuals. If you are nursing, pregnant, or considering pregnancy, please consult your Health Care Practitioner before using any Wolves & Sage products. 

ALL HERBAL MATERIALS USED ARE CERTIFIED ORGANIC OR ETHICALLY WILDCRAFTED, UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED. 

Please click "More Info" (below) to read materials on the herbal actions of each ingredient, as well as to find any contraindications.

Rocky Mountain juniper: was used by American Indians as a disinfectant and air cleaner, as well as in sweat houses and connected rituals. Junipers in general are warming and soothing to arthritic joints and a remedy for rheumatism. They are highly antiseptic, antimicrobial, and its aromatic attributes evoke health, love and peace. Historically juniper was used to prevent and protect agains infectious disease, as well as to aid childbirth. The first recorded mention of juniper came from an Egyptian papyrus dated from 1500 B.C. It was the symbol of the Canaanites fertility goddess Ashera. European folklore explains that juniper planted at one's front door will ward off witches, while juniper incense was commonly used in Ireland to ward off the evil eye. Tibetans use juniper to remove demons from people and places. 

Red cedar: is a very strong antimicrobial and stimulant of the immune system, thus allowing us to better fight off bacteria, viruses, molds, fungal infections, and cancers. It has been revered for its ritual and spiritual importance for many thousands of years, being employed in sweat lodge ceremonies to attract good spirits and eliminate negative energies. Cedar is a strong medicine of protection, and can be used to cleanse a home when first moving in, protecting a person, place or object from unwanted influence. Cedar is a key directional of the Native American medicine wheel, representing the Southward direction (with tobacco representing the East, sweetgrass the North, and white sage the west). 

Big sagebrush: is used in the Northwest much like white sage is used in the Southwest, and has similar properties and constituents.

Western mugwort

None of the products here are intended as prescriptions for the treatment of health problems. Herbs must be used with knowledge and discretion, and we cannot be responsible for individual responses to their use. As always, please consult a health practitioner before use. This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease - it is illegal for a manufacturer to make any medical claims for health supplements or products in general. Health decisions are to be made by the advice of your health care professional.  As with any dietary or herbal supplement seek the advise of your physician. If you are nursing, pregnant, or considering pregnancy, please consult your Health Care Practitioner before using any Wolves & Sage products.