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Silver Sagebrush Sacred White Sage Herb Seed-Herbs-Heirloom Seed Supply

Silver Sagebrush Sacred White Sage Herb Seed

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Silver Sagebrush Sacred White Sage Herb Seed. Artemisia ludoviciana. Open-pollinated. Most often used ceremonially as a smudge for cleansing and purification. An attractive landscape plant as well, growing to a height of 1–3' with ornamental silver foliage. Sow in spring when soil warms to 65°. Space plants 1½' apart. Can spread. Perennial hardy to Zone 4. 200 seed per pack.

To make smudge sticks ::

  1. Cut the branches of the plant material you are using into 7-10 inch lengths. Let the branches wilt overnight for easier shaping.
  2. Measure a piece of thin cord like hemp or cotton twine 4 times the length of the cut branches.
  3. Bundle the branches together (to your desired thickness).
  4. With the tips of the branches pointing down, begin wrapping the cord tightly around the base of your bundle.
  5. Then, wrap the cord around the bundle (while firmly pressing the plant material together) working your way to the tip of the branches.
  6. When you reach the tip, begin working your way back down toward the base.
  7. Tie the two ends of the cord together at the base.
  8. Trim the edges if you’d like to make it look all nice and neat.
  9. Set the smudge stick to dry in a basket or hang in a dry area out of the sun for 7-10 days (or as long as necessary).
  10. Enjoy.

To smudge ::
Light the tip of the smudge stick with a lighter, match, or candle. Once the smudge stick has a steady flame, blow it out so it is smoldering and smoking. I prefer to use an abalone shell but a bowl, or any other fire-safe receptacle will do — to hold under my smudge stick {this is recommended to catch any ash}. Fan the smoke over the body and/or throughout your space, using your hand or large feather.