White Sage - 7 Chakras
This white sage smudge stick is decorated with rose petals of different colours corresponding to the 7 chakras of the human body. It is used preferably to cleanse people's body.
It's a well-known medicinal plant. Its scientific name is Salvia Apiana, which comes from the Latin salvare - to heal. Most of its properties are found in the leaves which absorb the energy of the sun to produce lots of essential oils.
In Celtic Europe, druids would use it in order to increase their wisdom and during healing and protection rituals. Many Native American cultures would also make use of the plant to purify body and mind.
White sage 7 chakras with rose petals
According to Eastern tradition, the chakras - wheels in Sanskrit - condense and distribute vital energy throughout the human body. Each chakra has its own properties and healing power.
7º - Crown: spirituality, self-knowledge
6º - Third eye: perception, intuition
5º - Throat: expression, sounds
4º - Heart: love, compassion
3º - Solar plexus: power, growth
2º - Sacral: sexuality, creativity
1º - Root: physical needs, identity
When our chakras are open and activated, we are meant to live a well-balanced life.
About its cultivation
White sage is grown 100% naturally. Its growth depends on the climate, that's why the size of the bundles can vary from year to year, following seasonal contingency and changing harvesting. It's interesting to know that, during drought periods, the concentration of essential oils in the leaves is higher.
How to use it
Purification rituals are universal practices. They are said to enhance mental clarity, joy and calmness.
1. Use a heat resistant container such as an abalone shell. Place it on top of an appropriate stand and take a feather or a fan.
2. Light the end of the bundle, preferably with a match. Let it burn for a few seconds, and then blow the flame. Be careful, the leaves can easily be blown away. Place the bundle on top of the container you've chosen.
3. Guide the scented smoke with the feather or fan towards the chakras of the person who is doing the ritual.
4. Wait until the smudging bundle goes out. According to Indian beliefs, it will carry on burning until purification is over.
Remember that smudging is an intention-based ritual. With a pure heart and noble aspiration, you will boost its effect.
Ventilate the room after use. Do not inhale the smoke directly.