Yerba Santa is Spanish for “holy herb,” so named by missionary priests who were amazed by its healing powers. This 100% natural smudge not only creates an uplifting scent but it is also ideal to protect and purify both yourself and your environment. It is traditionally used as a smudge or incense to neutralize harmful energy and support healing ceremonies. It also has a history as an altar offering.
Aroma: Yerba Santa, uplifting
Intention: To purify one’s space or body, and bring protection. Smudging is a spiritual purification process that can be thought of as a cleansing smoke bath that involves lighting the bundle, gently blowing out the flame and placing it safely in a fireproof bowl, allowing the smoke to fill your space and wash over your body. This practice is held sacred within the Native American culture as well as shamanism.
Yerba Santa is burned for its spiritual and medicinal properties. This evergreen smudge is grown and harvested by hand in California, where they are bundled into 4-5-inch-long smudge sticks with pure cotton string, perfect for smudging small and large areas alike, such as a single room or entire home. Its smoke purifies and protects. Our bundles are hand-harvested in the environmental, sustainable and traditional Native American method.