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L. G. (L)
Subject: I smudged the house...
Date Posted: 12/2/2008 1:47 AM ET
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...and DH is in such a great mood!  LOL...He has no idea why....

Date Posted: 12/2/2008 2:05 AM ET
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*LOL* That's awesome L. What did you use? A stick of white sage or something else? Most people think it's odd but I make (and use) a home-made incense of Sage, lavendar and cedar for my smudging and purifying. Does wonders when you've been having trouble sleeping. ;)

Date Posted: 12/2/2008 8:08 AM ET
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Hmm, we need to smudge the whole country on Jan 20th.

Date Posted: 12/2/2008 11:37 PM ET
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What the heck???  You smudged the house?  Whatttttttttt?

L. G. (L)
Date Posted: 12/3/2008 3:15 AM ET
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LOL Jeanne!!  Thanks - I needed that!!

Cindy here is a good link about smudging:

http://www.crystalinks.com/smudging.html

Marilyn, Suzanne (suzanimals) sent me my sticks as a gift - they are sage and smell sooo good!  There is a PBS member who grows and dries them - I will send you her name if I can find it - her prices are great.  My cats loved it when I used to smudge as well.

Kris, I have used cedar and white sage both - also sticks made with cilantro in with the sage - they smell awesome!

 

L. G. (L)
Date Posted: 12/3/2008 3:22 AM ET
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If anyone else wants the source for sage sticks or loose sage, let me know (PM me).  I don't know what her inventory is right now, but it would be worth a call...

Date Posted: 12/3/2008 10:39 AM ET
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If L's "dealer" doesn't work out (haha), let me know - I can run across the street from my office to a food cooperative here that sells them.  

L, those cilantro/sage hybrids sound divine. 

Happy smudging!  :)

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Date Posted: 12/3/2008 9:55 PM ET
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I didn't know there was such a high demand for sage.  It grows wild here---it's about gone now, but next spring......

L. G. (L)
Date Posted: 12/7/2008 6:50 AM ET
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Tammy I will hit you up for some dried sage! :D

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T. -
Date Posted: 12/7/2008 7:29 PM ET
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Lyn,  I have an almost endless supply of desert purple sage----it still might be moist enough to make into smudge sticks, actually.  It is more beautiful with the flowers blooming, but I'm sure it is probably better to burn without the blossoms anyway.  I'll get some and see how well it works--

Mesquite smells very nice when burning, not like a smude, tho...more like a BBQ LOL

This is what is available here---

http://www.laspilitas.com/nature-of-california/plants/salvia-dorrii

L. G. (L)
Date Posted: 12/9/2008 12:11 AM ET
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Tammy, it's beautiful!

Tom I used to grow my own, too.  I think the sage used for smudging is different from the culinary herb, but I may be wrong.  BTW, I am asthmatic and if you don't let it burn too much it shouldn't trigger asthma.

 

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L. G. (L)
Date Posted: 12/9/2008 4:51 PM ET
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I know the ones I have received are white sage, but I am pretty sure the blue sage Tammy has would work just fine.  From what I know -  The  key is that it is harvested with love and respectfully, handled gingerly and as little as possible.  Blessing by a Shaman or equivalent is an extra plus. :)

ETA:  Oh - and you are also supposed to use sage harvested locally if you can.

 



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Date Posted: 12/10/2008 1:10 AM ET
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http://www.hauntedhousekeeper.com/smudge.htm

The website I posted above sells both white sage and desert purple sage smudge.  I think the white sage probably comes mostly from CA.  Where I live (Southwest US/Tx) the purple grows wild on our property.   Neither of these are the types of sage that you eat--I'm not saying they are not edible, but traditionally not the kind you'd use in your cooking. 

Lyn, I'll get with you in the spring and see if I can send you some sticks or some materials for making your own. 

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www.gypsierose.com is a good site for smudge sticks

 

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Here in Colorado, the sage that grows locally is an artimesia, not salvia. Pungent, sharp, "western desert" smell. But when you burn it, I think it smells like marijuana...