High Desert Sage has a lightly woody scent and is highly aromatic. It also burns slowly for extended smoke. It is used to cleanse one's body and space, to chase out unwanted spirits, and to induce sweating in sweat lodges, a spiritual meditative practice.
The intention of smudging is to spiritually purify the surroundings. This is done by setting the smudging bundle alight, then blowing it out, and placing it in a (non-flammable!) bowl. You then allow the smoke to fill and cleanse the space. This is a sacred practice in many cultures, including Native American.
These smudging herbs are hand collected and dried in accordance with Native American practice and tradition. Every effort is made to make sure this process is environmentally sustainable. The packaging is 100% recycled, and the herbs are grown in the wild.
When you buy from Prabhuji's Gifts, not only do you support their nonprofit spiritual organization, but also their multiple humanitarian projects. These include the Prabhuji Food Rescue and Prabhuji Food Distribution Programs, which help feed people in need in the USA, India, and The Dominican Republic.