Directions: Light the end of the smudge stick with a lighter or a match, and allow smudge to smolder and fill your space with the resinous scent of the west’s mountain-backcountry. Relight as desired. Have a bowl of sand nearby to extinguish. Be careful with fire and never leave the burning smudge stick alone.
White Sage – Beautiful leaf clusters and enormous flowering stalks burst forth in the spring, painting streaks of white against the rusty green hillsides.
Mugwort – Thick stands of fragrant, broad leaved plant run up and down both sides of the riparian, mountain paradise. The sound of a creak rippling under the sweet, sunshine wind full of bees and hummingbirds enjoying the new flowers after the snowmelt.
Cedar – The dappled light through a thick forest in the Pacific Northwest marks the trail back to the campfire. Little mushrooms rise up through the damp, black soil on both sides of the narrow path under the towering trees.