Sage & Sweetgrass

Native American sage and sweetgrass are an intimate part of tribal beliefs, especially for traditional Plains Indian ceremonies, and must be treated honorably.

Native peoples throughout the world use these sacred herbs to practice smudging - as sage and sweetgrass are burned, the smoke is rubbed or brushed over the body, objects or room. It is believed that ceremonial smudging can assist a person to be healed or heal another. In Native American culture, smudging and sacred herbs are seen as critical to purification.

Note about use
Sage drives out bad feelings, bad spirits, negative thoughts or negative energy. It is good to burn sweetgrass first as sweetgrass attracts ALL the spirits, and then burn sage to repel the more negative influences. Sage also ritually cleanses the area.

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  1. White Sage: Dried Sage Herb

    White Sage

    $3.00

    White sage, or Salvia apicana is gathered in California and has a much more penetrating odor than the sage that we sell that is gathered here in the Black Hills. Learn More
  2. Sage Oil

    Sage Oil

    $4.25

    Essential oils are derived by extraction from plants, trees or fruits. This is an essential oil derived from the sage plant. The odor is warm, camphoraceous and thujone-like (menthol-like). Learn More
  3.  White sage, California white sage

    White Sage Wand

    Starting at: $3.00

    Genus: Salvia apiana

    Common name: white sage, California white sage

    This is an evergreen perennial shrub that is native to the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico and can be found mainly in southern California, Baja California, on the western edges of the Mojave and Sonoran deserts. Learn More
  4. Loose Leaf South Dakota Sage

    Loose Leaf South Dakota Sage

    Starting at: $3.00

    Artemisia spp.

    This dried herb is closely associated with tribal beliefs and traditions. It is the most popular Native American botanical across North America. Used by the Plains Indians for thousands of years, there are many varieties of sage but this one is from South Dakota, picked locally and dried to keep the essential oils in the leaves. Learn More
  5. Sage Herb: Native American Spiritual Herb

    Sage Bundles

    Starting at: $3.85

    Artemisia spp.

    This dried herb is closely associated with tribal beliefs and traditions. It is the most popular Native American botanical across North America. Learn More
  6. Native American Weaved: Sweet Grass Turtles

    Native American Weaved: Sweet Grass Turtle (each)

    $10.50

    Each sold separately.

    These little guys average around 2 1/2 inches.

    According to Native American tradition, the turtle was honored by Native American people because it represented good health and a long life; its shell symbolized protection.

    The turtle's special power and stature were conferred to the owner of objects displaying the turtle emblem. Learn More
  7. Native American Sweetgrass Oil

    Sweetgrass Oil

    $4.25

    After countless requests, we have located a source for sweetgrass oil! This is not an essential oil as there is absolutely no oil in sweetgrass to begin with, instead it is a combination of scents that create the final product.
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  8. Sage Smudging Kit

    Sage Smudging Kit

    $15.00

    This kit is a wonderful introduction to the practice of smudging, whether for prayer or a ritual "cleansing" of a space. Learn More
  9. Sweetgrass Braids: Native American Sacred Herb

    Sweetgrass Braids

    Starting at: $3.75

    People are attracted by the sight as much as by the scent of "wacanga" (Lakota) or sweetgrass braids. They are often used for smudging and their sweet smell is said to please ALL the spirits. Learn More
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