White sage from the coastal mountains of California. This is a leaf sage which is prized for its strong aromatic properties. White Sage has been used by Native Americans for thousands of years for cleansing, purifying ones self and others as well for house or space clearing.
** To burn a smudge stick -just light the tip, blow it out and either wave in air or place in a glass or metal container (one that will not burn) with sand or salt placed therein to hold the smudge upright ( optional ). To extinguish, invert smudge into the sand or salt to smother. Smudges put out a lot of soothing smoke.