What are the different types of sages for smudging?

Palo Santo Natural Incense plant

A gift from the Creator

Smudging is the burning of natural incense as a form of blessing and invocation in many cultures.

Most common among Western Native Americans and Eastern Native indigenous ethnolinguistic folk healer.

In the Philippines, it is still used today by medicine men and women to treat many conditions. The burning of incense was an important part of the ritual life in both the Tabernacle of the days of Moses to the Temple in Jerusalem, and was regarded as a pleasing aroma before the Lord.

(Exodus 25:6; 30:1-8; Luke 1:5-9; Matthew 2:11; Revelation 5:8; 8:3-4)

A “prayer action,” in which the smoke is used to represent the cleansing and protective power and the desire of those participating in the act to have the divine blessing upon them.

Some common ones are: sage, cedar, sweet grass, palo santo and lavender. White sage is probably the most common and popular herb for smudging. Each have their own unique qualities. For example, blue sage is often used in cleansing and healing rituals, while desert sage is used more for purifying and protection.

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White Sage is used to prepare people for ceremonies and teachings. Also known for its antibacterial properties

White Sage is used for releasing what is troubling the mind and for removing negative energy. It is also used for cleansing homes and sacred items.

  • clearing negative energies of spaces, people or objects. 

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Desert / Blue Sage, also known as Grandmother Sage.

Can be used in ritual ceremonies, house cleansing, or simply for the pleasure of its fragrance.

used by Native Americans for thousands of years for cleansing, purifying ones self and others as well as an area of space through the technique of smudging.

  • Ward off bad feelings and influences.
  • Used for cleansing of negative energy or exorcism.


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Floral Sage Smudge are cleansing energy wands handcrafted using pure and sacred ingredients. Traditionally used for centuries to purify, cleanse and revamp your energy. Each bundle is wrapped with organic hemp string, sustainable white sage and locally sourced rose petals for positivity and self love.

Rose is associated with love and beauty.

  • associated with love and wisdom.

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Floral Sage Smudge w/Lavender is known to help encourage a restful night’s sleep as well as peace of mind, relaxation and happiness. Lavender is unique cleansing tool.

Lavender has many magical uses, including cleansing, psychic protection, and increasing clairvoyance. Creating the energy of happiness and healing.

  • purification, and tranquility

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Palo Santo the “Holy Stick” or “Holy wood” is a natural wood aromatic incense used for centuries by the Incas and indigenous people of the Andes for medicinal purposes, and as a spiritual remedy for purifying and cleansing, as well as to get rid of evil spirits and misfortune.

  • for deep healing and clearing energy.
  • relieving the symptoms of headaches, inflammation, emotional trauma, stress, colds and much more.
  • Palo Santo has a citrus- like scent.

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Sweetgrass Braid symbolizes healing, peace, and spirituality in many Native cultures, and braids of sweetgrass are sometimes left as offerings at graves and sacred sites.

  • invites in positive energies and spirits.
  • Unique vanilla-like scent – one of the most beloved of all Western plants for burning.

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Often burned for fragrance as a smudging braid, Sweetgrass as a Campfire Incense delivers the same Wilderness Perfume, dried, ground, and long-burning. No hidden ingredients. No charcoal or perfume. Incense for people who enjoy sitting around the campfire. Go there.

  • Tonka Bean, Freshly Baked Alfalfa, Sweet Scented Bedstraw

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Mugwort “Black Sage” or Artemisia Vulgaris – Thick stands of fragrant, broad leaved plant run up and down both sides of the riparian, mountain paradise. The sound of a creak rippling under the sweet, sunshine wind full of bees and hummingbirds enjoying the new flowers after the snowmelt.

  • the herb brings clarity deepens intuitive abilities as well as removes the unwanted energy.

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Cedar – The dappled light through a thick forest in the Pacific Northwest marks the trail back to the campfire. Little mushrooms rise up through the damp, black soil on both sides of the narrow path under the towering trees.

  • Renewal, Protection and grounding
  • Spicy Ginger, Fresh Moss, Ancient Coastal Rainforest

If you’ve ever walked into a spiritual store, yoga studio or the home of a well-enlighten friend, you may already have experienced the benefits of Nag Champa. For connoisseurs of incense, Nag Champa is the standard by which other scents are judged.

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Nag Champa (best known for in incense form) is found in soaps and other body products containing the same popular combination of esscense. 

  • The Champa flower is the spiritual scent of India. Its fragrance is bold and earthy, yet sweet and warm.

Nag Champa blends several rich scents including sandalwood and halmaddi, a resin native to the Indian subcontinent.

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Sandalwood is one of the oldest incense materials, and has been used ritually and spiritually for over 4,000 years.

  • Sandalwood is known to have a calming effect, and to increase metal clarity. It is known to promote peaceful relaxation, and is often used for meditation.

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This listing is for a beautiful Abalone shell that measures approximately 3″-4″ x 5″-6″ paired with a California White Sage Bundle. 

Perfect for beginners and ideal for gift giving.

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Smudge Kit- This beautiful Abalone shell measures approximately 4″-5″ x 5″-6″ paired with a California White Sage Bundle and a wood stand. Wonderful way to cleanse a new or existing space! 

Be sure to burn in a well-ventilated area. Always use with a fire-safe holder or bowl and place on a level, heat resistant surface. Ensure ash and embers are caught safely. Keep out of reach of children and pets.

Consult a health care practitioner before use if you are pregnant or suffer from asthma or other respiratory issues. Never leave burning stick unattended.

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