Burning sage and other plants (smudging) is an age old ritual for many cultures, particularly those of Native American descent, and has roots in Asia and the Middle East and Europe - Combining elemental energies of fire (flame), earth (plant), and air (smoke) - It can be used to cleanse you, your crystals and your home of negative and stagnant energy - it’s like an energetic shower. It also releases negative ions that fight against things like dust and pollution. Research has also shown that it can clear 94% of bacteria (for up to 24hrs)... yay Dr. Sage in the house.
Our magik mixes are made up of several sage plants, lavender and slivers of palo santo, we have made these for those who cant not obtain the plants themselves. We would really like to encourage you to grow your own herbs and make your own bundles! (please note, that in some Native American traditions, the Four Sacred Medicines -White Sage, Cedar, Tobacco, and Sweetgrass - are never mixed. )
If you have any questions or request please let us know. It’s important to know that all plants are sacred, and carry their own magical properties and benefits. We have spent a while gathering our plants to make these bundles - For us:
Blue sage "Grandmother Sage" has a warm herbaceous floral aroma, it is perfect for healing and cleansing rituals - it is also a wonderful meditation aid.
White sage "Grandfather Sage" and for mainly for protection, not cleansing - It is herbaceous, sweet, and slightly astringent.
Desert sage is herbaceous floral and peppery. Perfect for cleansing, purifying, and gathering inner strength.
Lavender is great for psychic protection, increasing clairvoyance, creating the energy of happiness and healing, purification, and tranquility. Plus it smells great. Traditional folklore offered to burn lavender to activate its romantic properties of attraction when set aflame....
Palo Santo ‘holy wood’ - This sacred plant medicine offers a grounded and clear energy while also enhancing creativity and/or bringing forth good fortune.Palo Santo is said to clear out negative spirits and energies, increase relaxation, and bring joy and harmony to the home. It is in the family of trees that produces Frankincense and Myrrh, but is native only to Ecuador, Peru, and the Galapagos Islands. Its aroma is smooth, aromatic and spicy. We use this scarcely, as it is collected from naturally fallen branches which have laid dead for over 10 years. It is used mainly in sacred rituals, but popularity in the West has driving the demand up and tree is in danger of over-harvesting . There are only 3 government permitted Palo Santo Farms in Peru, which is trying to balance out the demand. Please, make sure you obtain your wood from a sustainable ethical and trustworthy source.
...And please - use a match to light the bundle, and don't blow it!