The First Nations of our land consider sage one of their four sacrements for fire offerings. Early communities prized these plants for their self-burning qualities. Smudging is a cleansing technique used for many years as a way of clearing oneself of negative energies and creating a sense of peace and harmony in the body, an object, as well as in the home or space around you. There has also been research suggesting that sage contains natural microbial and anti-bacterial properties. Burning it, releases these, helping kill off airborne bacterial, fungal and viral pathogens.
The Pacific Ridge mountain sage used in our smudge bundles is harvested by Betty and Edwin, members of the Lilwat Nation on the slopes along the Frasier River. The couple are great grandparents and are often assisted while wildcrafting by their many descendants.
The aromatic bundles are wrapped for us by local Vancouver based sculptor and water colourist Michael Asti-Rose. The importance of incense in warship Michael learned in his birthplace India.
Ethically Wildcrafted White Sage, Cedar, Lavender, Rose Petal
How To Use?
To use your bundle, begin by opening a window or door to ensure your space is well ventilated for effective cleansing. Place the sage bundle on a glass or ceramic surface and light one end of the herbs. A shell may also be traditionally used. Light the tip of the bundle until the leaves are throughly lit which may take about 30-60 seconds. As the flame appears, blow the flame out so the herb will smolder and release smoke. Continue to fan or blow on the burning embers to keep the smoke alive during the cleansing process. It it through the consistent addition of the element of air that the bundle will steadily burn. You may cleanse yourself first by encircling the smoke around you.
Manufactured in British Columbia from domestic and imported ingredients