The Global Shaman Blue Sage Smudge Sticks are grown and harvested by Native Americans in a sustainable manner that preserves their natural habitat. For centuries smudging, the burning of aromatic herbs has been believed to release the beneficial properties of each plant. Blue sage has a much lighter, soothing aroma than its close relative, white sage, but is just as powerful in removing negative energies and cleansing abilities. It has also been used in ceremonies to seek out blessings of prosperity and health, and expel unwanted spirits. Our Global Shaman Blue Sage Smudges are packaged in biodegradable bags, with eco-friendly tags, in keeping with our commitment to the environment.