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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 / Big Sagebrush Smudge Bundles

California White Sage / Big Sagebrush Smudge Bundles

Salvia apiana / Artemisia tridentata

Blended California White Sage and Big Sagebrush smudge bundles add variety to your smudging and incense practices. When burned, both sages are believed to ward off bad spirits, feelings, and energies. Both the California White Sage and Big Sagebrush is wildcrafted in California. Bundles are about 8-9 inches in length and 1¾ inches in diameter.



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6000-022-001 9 inch $4.50 ea
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California White Sage / Big Sagebrush Smudge Bundles - Minis

California White Sage / Big Sagebrush Smudge Bundles - Minis

Salvia apiana / Artemisia tridentata

Blended California White Sage and Big Sagebrush smudge bundles add variety to your smudging and incense practices. When burned, both sages are believed to ward off bad spirits, feelings, and energies. Both the California White Sage and Big Sagebrush is wildcrafted in California. These are mini bundles are about 5 inches in length and 1½ inches in diameter.



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6000-022-002 5 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 / Cedar Smudge Bundles

California White Sage / Cedar Smudge Bundles

Salvia apiana / Calocedrus decurrens

Blended California White Sage and Cedar 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. Cedar is believed to attract good spirits and among the Plains Apache, burning cedar is believed to ward off ghosts. Both the white sage and cedar is wildcrafted in California. Bundles are about 9 inches in length and 2 inches in diameter.



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6000-023-001 9 inch $4.50 ea
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California White Sage / Cedar Smudge Bundles - Minis

California White Sage / Cedar Smudge Bundles - Minis

Salvia apiana / Calocedrus decurrens

Blended California White Sage and Cedar 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. Cedar is believed to attract good spirits and among the Plains Apache, burning cedar is believed to ward off ghosts. Both the white sage and cedar is wildcrafted in California. These are mini bundles are about 4½ inches in length and 1¼ inches in diameter.



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6000-023-002 4 inch $1.95 ea
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$1.75 ea
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$1.50 ea
Qty (25+)
 
 
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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