Satyamani Natural Rosemary with White Sage Smudge 8" can be used in a ritual ceremony, house cleansing or simply for aroma pleasure. Native American smudge incense sticks are used for purifying the atmosphere, dispersing negativity, protection. Smudges put out a lot of soothing smoke. This is very refreshing, relaxing, clearing --- like traveling through the clouds...Potent and purifying. White sage comes 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 one s self and others as well as an area of space through the technique of smudging. Rosemary is one of the oldest forms of incense. The use of this herb is ancient. Rosemary is again and again mentioned throughout the annals of European history for its properties of purification and its healing powers. Use rosemary for cleansing, consecration, peace of mind, release and all kinds of psychic, spiritual and even physical purification. It is believed to provide good luck, prevents theft, protection, help psychic development, psychic protection, purification, release, prevent nightmares. Rosemary is to bring happiness, love, memory, passion, bless weddings with fidelity, honesty, longevity, wisdom. To 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. Recommend Use: As practiced by generations of these native people, the pointed end of the smudge bundle, while held over a bowl of sand, is ignited. Blowing on the glowing surface will provide the fragrant smoke. Saying a prayer for someone special or in need, while gently winding the bundle around the area, will enhance the enjoyment of this ancient sacred ritual. After smudging extinguish the lighted embers by rubbing in the bowl of sand. Retie the string if needed. Then place the bundle on your sacred alter for future use.