Fragrant California White Sage,Salvia apiana, in the form of incense sticks. Each stick is made by grinding the finest herb sage into a powder and then dipping the sticks in resin and rolling the ground herb onto the stick, drying and packaging them. A long burning resin incense, it smells just like your burning smudge bundle. 11 inch long sticks. Made in USA. 6 sticks per pack.
Collected from the prairies and hills of the California, this sage is prized by the Plains Indians. Sometimes this is called white sage, other times gray sage. The common name is Cudweed Sagewort. The leaf is medium sized, somewhere between the narrow leaf of the desert sage and the broad leaf of the California white sage. The Cheyenne are said to call this man sage and it is extensively used by the Plains peoples in ceremonies. Its medicinal qualities are said to be good for treating headaches, coughs, stomach disorders, and more. Additionally, because of its pleasant scent, it has been used to deodorize feet, made into pillows, and burned to drive away mosquitoes.
Use matches or a lighter and leave the flame at the end of the stick for about 5 seconds until the tip burns.
Leave the flaming stick for another 5 seconds then blow it off.
If necessary, repeat the first two steps once or twice.
Make sure ashes fall in a proper fire proof vessel (incense holder, shell, etc.).
When done put the stick out.
Reuse or let it all burn at once.
Keep in a dry place away from children.