There's many types of cleansing herbs from many different cultural variations. For centuries Herbs have been used in the Middle East, Far East, South American and North American cultures for burning, smudging and cleansing rituals. The list below is a helpful guide for some of the known available Smudging/ Cleansing Stick Bundles/Wands available.
White Sage is the most commonly heard of type of cleansing bundle. Sage isn't just known for being an antibacterial,The smoke from sage to use to cleanse, bless and heal, remove negativity from an object or person being cleansed .Named the best herb for protection and purification during smudging, White sage is known for its antibacterial properties as well as the traditional value, used by Native Americans for centuries for clearing negative energies of spaces, people or objects. .
The smell of Cedar is woodsy and fresh and the scent increases as it burns! It's known to be used commonly for beginners and experts alike! Cedar is very slow burning and perfect for full smudge/cleanse rituals as well. Traditionally, Cedar has also been used for Renewal and Protection and grounding.
3. Desert Sage
Sage is unique because of the many different types and scents .. From White Sage, Common Sage to Desert Sage.... For those who may dislike the scent one type of sage, each type has its very own unique scent! Desert sage has hints of woody and sweet scents which is used for Balance and Strengthening. It is also used for cleansing, purifying, protection, and inner strength. It is said to bring pleasant thoughts and relieve headaches and anxiety by those who have used desert sage in cleansing rituals.This aromatic shrub thrives in the windswept deserts of the Santa Fe/Taos area. It has skinny, branched leaves and a light brown color.
Lavender is known to help encourage a restful night's sleep as well as peace of mind, relaxation and happiness. Lavender is unique cleansing tool, actually, when you burn lavender petals along with the stems, the lavender scent is simply increased as it burns. Lavender Vs Lavender Sage is a unique Topic because Lavender Sage is unrelated to the flower Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia). However, it physically resembles Lavender (especially when in bloom) and has a similar clean, flowery fragrance.. However, lavender, the flower is also mixed with different types of sage (like the photo above) Giving you both the cleansing properties from one herb to the relaxing scent of lavender blended into the mix.
Salvia mellifera (Black Sage) is a small, highly aromatic, evergreen shrub of the genus Salvia native to California, and Baja California, Mexico. Black Sage is used to Encourage dreams and visions and Cleanse and purifying your space. This very unique scented herb is also used as an odor remover! People tend to debate on what black sage actually is! A true Black sage Sage, Salvia mellifera ( Black sage ) has long leaves that are dark green on top and silver underneath. It is found in the mountains of the West Coast from California north through British Columbia. The plant can be difficult to identify because it resembles other species.
6. Yerba Santa
Yerba Santa ("holy herb") is a sweet-smelling plant that grows in the arid hills of the Southwest. It got its common name from Spanish monks who were impressed with its healing properties. Yerba Santa is burned to honor ancestors. Yerba Santa is called the Sacred Herb by the Cumash Indians. It’s also known as Bear’s weed, Gum Bush, Consumptive weed and Mountain Balm.One advantage of burning yerba Santa is that it can be used for a myriad of purposes. It can be used for its healing properties as well as clearing negative energy from your home and from your body too. Yerba Santa is the supportive smudge you need to get over grief, shyness or a broken heart. Its known to shine a light on self-love, and self-care and uplift the mood.
Rosemary is an Old World herb with a long history of use in incenses and it's used widely by Western practitioners.Rosemary is known to to be soothing and encourages a sense of peace within your environment this woody perennial is also used to clear negativity, inspires confidence, and invigorates the mind and body..Recent studies show that the scent of rosemary is a memory booster!
8. Blue Sage
Blue Sage is a hardy bush found in the deserts of the Southwest. It’s named for its abundant blue flowers, but the leaves also have a blue tint. Blue Sage is widely used for cleansing and purification purposes. This type of "sage bundle " is actually a type of mint! however this type of sage is a great alternative scent wise to using white sage is it's known to be called "The grandmother sage"Much like desert sage ,It’s not as pungent as White Sage, and is more agreeable to some who find the strong, bracing scent of White Sage overpowering . For those who order my kits, you usually receive a Blue Sage or desert sage alternative. White sage is used for cleansing or "washing off" and Blue Sage is for healing, cleansing and blessings.
9 Palo Santo
The holy reputation of Palo Santo dates back to the time of the Incas, who used it in their ceremonies of healing and cleansing.Palo Santo Comes from both Peru and Ecuador! This wood has a very unique mint, citrus and hints of pine scent that's both soothing and relaxing.. This wood has been named "holy wood" for it's uses in healing practices. Palo Santo is used for Spiritual cleansings, positive energy and creativity.
10. Loaded Sage
Loaded bundles are a great way to mix and match your favorite herb cleansing properties. From Sage to Juniper, to Sage with lavender, Loaded bundles are entirely unique and entirely personal preference!
Energy Cleansing Sprays
Energy cleansing sprays are a great alternative to traditional herb burning! This smokeless alternative comes in many scents from Rosemary, Sage to Lavender and its great for those sensitive to smoke!
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