This smudge kit ties in with a long Indigenous tradition. Smudging is widely considered a Native American practice, although not all groups practice it, and some other peoples around the world practice it as well.
Contents of the smudge kit
The first element of this smudge kit is white sage. White sage is a strong energetic cleanser to purify spaces or cleanse specific objects. The smell is very aromatic. White sage can work to dispel negative energy or help you connect to the spiritual realm. It can also help to dispel stress and help you get a good night of sleep.
The second element of this smudge kit is cedar. Cedar is used during meditations and for relaxation. You can also use it to purify spaces. It is particularly used to cleanse a new home of the energy of its old inhabitants. Cedar wood is associated with wisdom and strength, qualities of the tree that it comes from.
The third element of this smudge kit is mugwort (also called ‘dreaming herb’). Mugwort stimulates peace of mind and a night’s rest. It is associated strongly with predictive or prophetic dreams. Similarly to sage and cedar, it is also used to cleanse and purify the home. After smudging with mugwort, you may end up having some fascinating dreams!
How to use the smudge kit
Light the stick and blow out the flame. Use the smoke to cleanse the space. Do not use sage during pregnancy.