Native American smudge incense sticks are used for purifying the atmosphere, dispersing negativity, protection. Smudges put out a lot of soothing smoke. Very refreshing, relaxing, clearing --- like traveling through the clouds...Potent and purifying.rnrnWhite sage from the coastal mountains of California. This is a broad leaf sage which is prized for its strong aromatic properties. White Sage has been 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.rnrnCedar is a sacred plant that has been burned by many Native American Indians for centuries in ceremonies of cleansing, clearing, and blessing. It is used during prayer and meditation to cleanse rooms and to clear crystals between therapy sessions, etc.rnrnCedar: Strength-Endurance-Certainty. Cedar symbolizes wisdom and strength. It's divinely associated with Ea / Enki (gods of ancient Mesopotamia and Babylon). King Solomon used cedar in the roof beams and wall paneling of the great Temple of Jerusalem. The altar in the shrine of the Ark of the Covenant was made of cedar.rnrnTo burn a smudge stick -just light the tip, blow it out and either wave in air or place in a glass or metal container (one that will not burn) with sand or salt placed therein to hold the smudge upright. To extinguish, invert smudge into the sand or salt to smother. Smudges put out a lot of soothing smoke.