This smudging kit contains everything needed to begin your purification journey, perfect to use yourself, or an excellent gift to give a loved one moving into a new home.
White Sage produces a strong, rich, and bitter fragrance to help purify your mind, body, and spirit. It also wards off negative energy from your home and body, preparing them to receive positive energy instead. This gives you a clean slate upon which the other elements of this bundle can build.
With all the negative energy cleansed, Palo Santo, also known as "Holy Wood", produces a fresh and relaxing fragrance that promotes creativity, encourages healing, and attracts positive energy to fill the space. Palo Santo's use began with the Incas, who used it daily for prayer and spiritual ceremonies to bring good luck, improve mood, cleanse their surroundings, and more!
Yerba Santa, meaning "Sacred Herb", creates a sweet and inspiring aroma to amplify the previous smudges' effects and promote protection, strength, and growth. Native Americans have used this potent herb both spiritually and medicinally for thousands of years, even creating a tea from its leaves that was thought to treat gonorrhea. Spanish missionaries were so impressed by the medicinal properties they witnessed that in 1875 Yerba Santa was included in the Eclectic Medical Journal, and later also included in Pharmacopoeia of the United States.
Abalone shells are the perfect receptacle for safely smudging all the herbs included in this kit, and any others you encounter in the future. Using a shell for smudging also ensures that all of the natural elements are present for your rituals. The dried herbs represent earth, the lit herbs represent fire, the smoke produced represents air, and the shell represents water since it comes from the sea.
Smudging is a sacred ritual that Native Americans and other cultures have practiced for centuries. Prabhuji's Gifts uses traditional Native American methods for growing and processing sage and Yerba Santa to respect and preserve this culture. They are both wild-grown, handpicked, sun-dried, and wrapped in 100% cotton string, following the original traditions and minimizing environmental impact. The Palo Santo included in this kit is sustainably harvested from trees that have fallen naturally in the Amazon rainforest, and part of the profits are donated to the Palo Santo Reforestation Project.