White Sage & Rue Smudge Stick
Rue is known as the Queen of Herbs, is known for its healing and deep cleansing properties. It is often used in rituals of purification, cleansing, cutting cords, exorcism, and protection.
White Sage has been used in Native American ceremonies and rituals for cleansing for hundreds of years, helping to cleanse, purify and protect by dissipating negative energy and spirits. Many cultures use a 'smoke bath' to purify the body, aura and energies, and white sage is often the herb of choice for these. It is also used by healers, to enhance intuition and to connect to the spiritual and psychic realms (White Sage contains thujone, a mild psychoactive which helps induce these states). Burning sage can also help to relieve anxiety, stress and depression whilst boosting concentration and focus.
These sage sticks are an excellent way to cleanse a room - make sure the windows are open, and you have a fireproof container. It is best to burn sage for a cleansing ritual with no other people or animals in the room if possible. Light your stick and blow it out if it catches fire, allow it to smoulder. Direct the smoke with your hand or a feather, and make sure to catch the ash in a fireproof container. When you are done with the stick, safely extinguish it. Each stick can be used multiple times if not left to burn out.