ALL SMUDGES IN LUCERO ASTRAL SHOP are absolutely sustainably harvested from private land located in the mountains of California. When you buy from us you support the preservation of these sacred plants.
Smudging is an ancient purification ritual originally practiced by Native Americans. It involves igniting a bundle or braid of dried herbs and waving the smoke to purify people or spaces. Smudging metaphorically renews and cleanses the body, the mind and the spirit. It can be done for practical reasons or for spiritual or ceremonial purposes. When burned, smudge sticks give off a resinous smoke, which is said to burn up toxic energy and bring things back into balance. While frequently used to cleanse places, smudging can also be used to cleanse people and objects. Aside from an increased sense of calmness, the benefits also include increased well-being, clarity, optimism and physical energy.