This bag of loose California White Sage and a small Red Abalone shell are an absolute must have for any alter or spiritual space. It is also perfect for travel! Smudging is an ancient ceremony of burning herbs in order to cleanse a space or person of negative energy. It is believed that the smoke lifts away bad thoughts, feeling and vibes. Instructions: Place loose sage in abalone shell or other safe surface – e.g. metal or clay bowl, shell, crystal agate dish. Carefully light sage with small flame or burning charcoal disk. Quickly distinguish flame by carefully shaking or blowing lightly until only embers and smoke remain. Keep a small dish or cup of water nearby for quick distinguishing. CAUTION: Use with extreme caution. Do not leave burning or smoldering stick unattended. Keep out of reach of children. Approx. 1 oz. loose sage Approx. 3 in. shell We ship from California! Positive Vibes – Positive Life – Positive Mind.