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Badlands Sage Smudge Bundles

Badlands Sage Smudge Bundles

Artemisia cana

A different variety of sage collected from Interior, South Dakota. We call it "Badlands Sage" because Interior is right next to Badlands National Park. The common name for this species is Silver Sagebrush. It is said that the Lakota use this ceremonially as a protection against evil influences by burning and for making bracelets from it for the Sun Dance (from Grassland Plants of South Dakota and the Northern Great Plains, South Dakota State University). These bundles tend to be relatively long averaging 16-18 inches in length and about 1¼ inches wide. Badlands Sage smudge bundles are made for us by a Lakota family in the summer months from sage they wildcraft on their land.



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6000-009-001 One-Size $7.95 ea
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$6.95 ea
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Big Sagebrush Smudge Bundles

Big Sagebrush Smudge Bundles

Artemisia tridentata

Big Sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) is one of the most frequently used sages by Native Americans. It is found throughout the West, Northwest, Southwest, and Plains states. It was used medicinally by the Cahuilla, Diegueño, Flathead, Havasupai, Hopi, Navajo, Paiute, Salish, Zuni and others. Treatments varied from burning the plant and inhaling the smoke to making teas, and poultices. The Cahuilla called it wikwat and made a tea from the leaves for stomach disorders. Both the Cahuilla and Paiute collected the seeds as a food source to make a type of flour. Big Sagebrush was also used by some tribes as a building material, fuel source, and a plant to make yellow dye. Ceremonially, it was used by various tribes to become spiritually clean.

Today, the plant is used for smudging in the same manner as other sages. The scent of Big Sagebrush is often associated with the "West" because of its widespread presence in western plateaus and regions. When dried in bundles, it has a somewhat “dusty sage” scent. But in the wild, if you are fortunate enough to experience a warm summer afternoon thunderstorm, the air can be filled with the unmistakable aroma of Big Sagebrush!

If you’ve followed us for a while, you know we used to call this “Desert Sage”. But in the last few years, the marketplace has become completely confused with various names for this plant. It is being called Gray Sage, Blue Sage, Shasta Sage, Desert Sage, and undoubtedly many other names. We likely had a hand in starting all this by calling it Desert Sage in the early 1990’s. At the time, most sage available was either “white sage” (California White Sage - Salvia apiana) or “gray sage” (Big Sagebrush - Artemisia tridentata). We started offering sage we were obtaining from South Dakota which was also known as “white” or “gray” sage and that just confused everything. So we started calling this sage “Desert Sage” because in the west, it is most commonly found in the high desert ecosystems. So in an attempt to help prevent all the confusion, we now just call this by its common name, “Big Sagebrush.”

Our sage bundles are wildcrafted in California and average about 8 inches in length and 1½ inches in width.



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6000-002-001 8 inch $4.50 ea
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$3.95 ea
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Big Sagebrush Smudge Bundles - Minis

Big Sagebrush Smudge Bundles - Minis

Artemisia tridentata

Big Sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) is one of the most frequently used sages by Native Americans. It is found throughout the West, Northwest, Southwest, and Plains states. It was used medicinally by the Cahuilla, Diegueño, Flathead, Havasupai, Hopi, Navajo, Paiute, Salish, Zuni and others. Treatments varied from burning the plant and inhaling the smoke to making teas, and poultices. The Cahuilla called it wikwat and made a tea from the leaves for stomach disorders. Both the Cahuilla and Paiute collected the seeds as a food source to make a type of flour. Big Sagebrush was also used by some tribes as a building material, fuel source, and a plant to make yellow dye. Ceremonially, it was used by various tribes to become spiritually clean.

Our mini sage bundles are wildcrafted in California and average about 5 inches in length and 1 inch in width.



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6000-002-002 One-Size $1.95 ea
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$1.75 ea
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$1.50 ea
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California Sagebrush Smudge Bundles

California Sagebrush Smudge Bundles

Artemisia californica

California Sagebrush is a very fine leaf sage and has a pleasant, mild scent. California tribes used it both medicinally and ceremonially. The Ohlone are said to have used it for tooth pain, coughs, asthma, and to treat wounds. The Chumash used it to treat headache, coughs, and poison oak. They also burned it as a smudge to purify a home after a funeral. The Cahuilla called it hulvel and it was an important plant for use in girl's puberty rites. They also smoked it after mixing with tobacco and other leaves. The Luiseño are said to have burned California Sagebrush together with California White Sage in a ceremonial fire before hunting. The hunters stood in the smoke of the fire as they believed it would absolve them of any breach of social customs they may have committed which would otherwise bring them bad luck.

Our bundles are made from wildcrafted sage collected in California and average 9 inches in length and 2 inches in diameter.



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6000-012-001 9 inch $4.50 ea
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$3.95 ea
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California Sagebrush Smudge Bundles - Minis

California Sagebrush Smudge Bundles - Minis

Artemisia californica

California Sagebrush is a very fine leaf sage and has a pleasant, mild scent. California tribes used it both medicinally and ceremonially. The Luiseño are said to have burned California Sagebrush together with California White Sage in a ceremonial fire before hunting. The hunters stood in the smoke of the fire as they believed it would absolve them of any breach of social customs they may have committed which would otherwise bring them bad luck.

Our mini bundles are made from wildcrafted sage collected in California and average 4 inches in length and 1¼ inches in diameter.



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6000-012-002 4 inch $1.95 ea
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$1.75 ea
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$1.50 ea
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California White Sage / Juniper Smudge Bundles

California White Sage / Juniper Smudge Bundles

Salvia apiana / Juniperus sp.

Blended California White Sage and Juniper smudge bundles add variety to your smudging and incense practices. When burned, the strong scent of the broad leaf California White Sage is believed to ward off bad spirits, feelings, and energies. It is said that among the Cheyenne, juniper needles were sometimes burned to remove fear of thunder. Both the white sage and juniper is wildcrafted in California. Bundles are about 9 inches in length and 2 inches in diameter.



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6000-028-001 9 inch $4.50 ea
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California White Sage / Juniper Smudge Bundles - Minis

California White Sage / Juniper Smudge Bundles - Minis

Salvia apiana / Juniperus sp.

Blended California White Sage and Juniper smudge bundles add variety to your smudging and incense practices. When burned, the strong scent of the broad leaf California White Sage is believed to ward off bad spirits, feelings, and energies. It is said that among the Cheyenne, juniper needles were sometimes burned to remove fear of thunder. Both the white sage and juniper is wildcrafted in California. These are mini bundles and average about 4½ inches long and 1¼ inches wide.



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6000-028-002 4 inch $1.95 ea
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$1.75 ea
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$1.50 ea
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California White Sage Smudge Bundles

California White Sage Smudge Bundles

Salvia apiana

California White Sage is unique among all the sages in the world. Its broad leaves grow in beautiful flower-like clusters that sit atop a silvery stalk. Its scent is unmistakable with a strong, pleasant aroma that evokes the chaparral environment of the mountains of Southern California, the habitat where California White Sage is found. The Cahuilla, a Native American tribe that lived in what is now San Diego and Riverside counties, called white sage qas’ily and used its seeds to make a type of flour. They also used white sage as a cure for colds, preparing the leaves in various manners. It is also known that white sage was burned, the smoke being used to purify objects.

Today, the strong scent of California White Sage is prized for use in smudging, and when burned, is believed to purify people, places, and objects. All of our white sage is wildcrafted from plants growing in the wild. The families we work with work hard to collect the best sage they can find and finely craft our smudge bundles in various sizes. Our sage bundles are offered by size and are graded by approximate length and width. Because each bundle is hand-crafted, there will always be variation.



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6000-006-007 5 inch $2.95 ea
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$2.50 ea
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6000-006-001 9 inch $4.50 ea
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$3.95 ea
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California White Sage Smudge Bundles - Minis

California White Sage Smudge Bundles - Minis

Salvia apiana

California White Sage is a broad leaf sage and is prized for its strong scent. When burned during smudging, it is believed to purify people, places, and objects. All of our white sage is wildcrafted from the coastal mountains of Southern California. Our mini white sage bundles average about 4 x 1½ inches and are great for one-time use.



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6000-006-002 4 inch $1.75 ea
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$1.50 ea
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$1.25 ea
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Cedar Smudge Bundles

Cedar Smudge Bundles

Calocedrus decurrens

Cedar has long been used by Native Americans for ceremonial and medicinal uses. It is most often burned as incense and the smoke is said to attract good spirits and eliminate negative energies. It is frequently used in the sweat lodge ceremony where a few pinches of cedar needles are thrown on the red-hot rocks, immediately sparking into a yellow glow and releasing their aroma. The Plains Apache would burn cedar to repel ghosts, believing that ghosts disliked the smell and would not come near. Among the Pawnee, it is said that cedar smoke was used as a remedy for nervousness and bad dreams. Cedar was also believed to have protective properties and it is said that cedar boughs were placed on tipi poles to ward off lightning.

Our cedar is wildcrafted in Oregon. The large bundles are about 9 inches long and 1½ inches wide.



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6000-003-001 9 inch $4.50 ea
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$4.25 ea
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$3.95 ea
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