Yerba Santa is Spanish for “holy herb,” so named by missionary priests who were amazed by its healing powers. This 100% natural smudge not only creates an uplifting scent but it is also ideal to protect and purify both yourself and your environment. It is traditionally used as a smudge or incense to neutralize harmful energy and support healing ceremonies. It also has a history as an altar offering.
Aroma: Yerba Santa, uplifting
Intention: To purify one’s space or body, and bring protection. Smudging is a spiritual purification process that can be thought of as a cleansing smoke bath that involves lighting the bundle, gently blowing out the flame and placing it safely in a fireproof bowl, allowing the smoke to fill your space and wash over your body. This practice is held sacred within the Native American culture as well as shamanism.
Yerba Santa is burned for its spiritual and medicinal properties. This evergreen smudge is grown and harvested by hand in California, where they are bundled into 4-5-inch-long smudge sticks with pure cotton string, perfect for smudging small and large areas alike, such as a single room or entire home. Its smoke purifies and protects. Our bundles are hand-harvested in the environmental, sustainable and traditional Native American method.
Why customers love it: Customers love that our smudging herbs are 100% natural and support a traditional culture. They are also popular for their reputation as energetic purifiers and for the long history of use by traditional healers in spiritual ceremonies.
Collection: Smudging Herbs
Collection Description: Our high-quality sage is known for its rich and pleasantly bitter scent and inherent qualities that are suitable for the spiritual and energetic purification of homes, meditation rooms and people themselves. This line includes 100% fragrant natural smudging herbs, such as White Desert Sage, High Desert Sage, Juniper, Yerba Santa and Cedar. These are all harvested sustainably by hand, dried under the hot Californian sun and bound with 100% pure cotton string. Each smudging herb has a purpose, with most having the inherent ability of spiritual and energetic cleansing.
Packaging: Colorful packaging made from 100% recycled cardboard. The Yerba Santa’s aroma is kept fresh in a clear, plastic, resealable bag, enabling the customer to see the entire product.
Manufacturing process: Harvested according to the Native American tradition in the USA, bundled in 100% cotton thread and dried under the sun.
Sustainability: This Yerba Santa is grown in the wild, hand-harvested, dried naturally and wrapped in 100% cotton thread by hand in the traditional Native American method, which has a low environmental impact and helps to preserve this culture. Each label is made from 100% recycled paper, and shipping materials are made from recycled and reused packaging products.
Charitable Cause: Prabhuji’s Gifts supports Prabhuji Mission, a New York-based, nonprofit religious organization that is home to a spiritual community. The mission’s volunteers perform devotional service to others, a yogic spiritual practice, and the mission runs humanitarian projects including: Prabhuji Food Rescue Program, in which the organization feeds people in need in the USA, Dominican Republic, Colombia and India. By purchasing Prabhuji’s Gifts products, you help support these causes.
Sun-dried Yerba Santa bundled in 100% cotton thread.
How to use: Light the tip of the bundle until there’s a small flame. Gently blow it out until only smoke is produced. Place it in a fireproof bowl in a safe place away from flammable objects, children and pets. Smudging is done by safely carrying the smoking bundle (still in the bowl) throughout your space so the smoke reaches every corner.