Native American Smudging Supplies
Smudging is a ritual performed using a smoking stick made from bundled dried herbs (traditionally Sage, White Sage, Lavender, Copal, Cedar, or Sweetgrass or a combination) for cleansing the physical body, locations, or personal objects. Smudging is part of many Native American traditions. These are called smudge sticks or smudge wands. The ritual of smudging has scientifically been proven to positively affect the energy of the environment. The negative (healthy) ions in the smoke and the molecules of the smoke itself capture the positive (unhealthy) ions, thereby clearing the atmosphere. So as the smoke clears (preferably out the window) , it takes the negative energy (positive ions) with it, releasing it out where it will dissipate.
The idea of smudging or clearing a space is hardly a modern one. Native American smudging dates back hundreds of years, and most traditional cultures, from the Zulus to the Maoris, from the Chinese to the Balinese, have ancient forms of cleansing and blessing rituals. Even the incense wafting through a church or temple is cleansing the atmosphere just as surely as the medicine man’s bowl of sacred smoke/ smudge does.
This versatile handmade & hand glazed shell bowl is beautiful in its elemental simplicity of form. It is equally beautiful on the altar, kitchen table, coffee table in the living room, or on your desk or bedside table. Simply write your prayers or wishes on a piece of paper, meditate on it and read it aloud, then place it in the Offering Bowl so that your hopes are sent to Great Spirit in the smoke. Click Here for more details...