Hand made with local and international ingredients, smudging your sacred space, your home or office, or even your body with sage is like taking an energetic shower, or doing a deep metaphysical cleansing. The smoke from dried sage actually changes the ionic composition of the air, and can have a direct effect on reducing our stress response. Add in the extra properties of Rosemary, lavender, thyme and rose and you have a beautiful floral bouquet that will also help to kill or eliminate airborne bacteria.
This bouquet contains a piece of the sacred wood Palo Santo, a tree which grows in select parts of South America. It has been used for centuries by shamans in ritual prayer, ceremonies and healing.
Palo Santo is different than many of the other smudging materials as it is fragrant in its raw form and does not necessarily need to be lit, though it usually is when being used for ceremonial purposes. Palo Santo is often used by Amazonian shamans in sacred plant spirit ceremonies; the rising smoke of the lit sticks is believed to enter the energy field of ritual participants to clear misfortune, negative thoughts and to chase away evil spirits.
We respect the sacred traditions of the indigenous people who practise this art. Please be mindful and respectful when burning your bouquet.