Sage (salvia apiana) is from the Latin word "salvare," which means to heal. This natural, freshly picked white sage has long been used in smudging ceremonies. It promotes purification, protection and immortality. It is also used to cleanse negative thoughts and the dark from people, objects, and dwelling places. Sage will help connect to the healing powers of Mother Earth. Cedar is used to dispel negative influences, and is an aromatic and natural counterpart to sage.
Place the bundle in the bottom of an abalone shell or other heat resistant dish, it's also wise to add a little sand for insulation. Ignite the leaves, blow out flame and the herbs will release a cloud of white, purifying smoke. When you're finished, cover the bundle with sand and leave it in the container. When you want to use it again, just shake the sand off.