Satyamani Brass Bowl with Cover for Sage Burning support offering bowl with a smooth surface and made of brass. May be filled with sand and used as an incense burner, accommodating any size stick or incense or charcoal. Screen top is removable for easy cleaning. The most popular herbs used for smudging are white sage, sweet grass, cedar, and lavender. To perform smudging, people generally use a plate or a bowl during the ceremony. This is necessary to catch any hot cinders and to avoid damaging your altar or floors. The bowl is also where you will place to rest your half used smudging stick.