California White Sage

Published: Monday, 15 September 2014 11:26

wsage003 In the mid 1970s, Arche Fire Lamedeer honored me with the task to prepare the Inipi (sweatlodge) with Mugwort for the floor, and to tend Fire.

While gathering sacred herbs for the Inipi, the plants “SPOKE" to me, telling me to pay attention. My plant teachers lead me to understand their gifts of wisdom. Mugwort, Yerba Santa, and Sage taught me the gifts they offer to the two-legged. The earth remembers, only man forgets. On vison quest, Hamblachi, the vision came to me to follow Bear Medicine, the wisdom of healing plants.

 

White Sage was largely unknown to the world at that time. She spoke to me to learn her ways. The path led me to eat, drink and smoke her. These plants have helped and healed my body of misunderstanding the plant world.

In silence, under the stars on my Hamblache (vision quest), Wankan Mato called me to learn the way of herbs, roots, and flowers. At that time this was esoteric, and not popular. Bringing this to Pow Wows, the world responded with a resonance that was unexpected. Many years later the response has only increased. Please try to understand that the response was, and continues to be, overwhelming. Now, the three year drought in Calfornia, combined with over-harvesting, has stressed the limited habitat of White Sage.

The habitat has also been reduced due to fire, development, and flood control. The cultivation of White Sage looks to be the only sustainable way to keep this sacred plant thriving, and here for the next 7 generations. Please check back soon for a blog about our White Sage cultivation efforts here at Native Scents, in Taos, New Mexico.

Please pray for rain and be informed. Aho!

 

Packed Smudges

Packed Smudges by Native Scents An all-natural ceremonial incense traditionally burned in Native American rituals such as sweat lodges.

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Resins by the Pound

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Frankincense, Myrrh, Dragon's Blood, Copal Oro (Gold) - used for hundreds of years - all valuable commodities in ancient trade routes.

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Books

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Plants of Power: Native American Ceremony and the Use of Sacred Plants, Native Plants Native Healing, Traditional Muskogee Way

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Incense Sticks

incense sticks natural oils and resins in the following fragrances: pinon sage, cedar, copal, sage, white sage, sweetgrass, sweetgrass sage, amazonian, handmade in Taos NM, all natural Our sticks are hand-dipped in resin. Made with all natural ingredients, our stick incense comes in eight delightful fragrances.

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Sweetgrass Braids

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Sweet grass is an aromatic herb used in herbal medicine and in the production of distilled beverages.

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Herbs by the Ounce

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White Sage Clusters, Desert Sage, Osha Root - cultivated or gathered in a sustainable way to protect the health of the habitat.

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Apothecary

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We are exited to add a new line of Peronsal and Self-Care produts. 

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Aromatic Resins

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Incense resins are used in various ceremonies to purify and protect. The Aztec and Mayan people consider many to be the "Food of the Gods."

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Herbal Sachets

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In muslin bags - just the right size to tuck into your dresser drawer or in the glove compartment of your car to add a gentle, refreshing fragrance.

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Herbs by the Pound

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Desert Sage, Cedar Leaf, Juniper Leaf, Lavender Flowers, Pinon Pine Needles, White Sage Leaf, Yerba Santa Leaf, and Balsam Fir.

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Art & Curios

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Glass perfume bottles hand-made in Egypt. Each set contains 4 different style bottles; perfect to hold your favorite perfumes or essential oils!

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Dream Pillows

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Herbal Dream Pillows are filled with a blend of herbs crafted to encourage dreamtime, thought, and vision.

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Kinnick-Kinnick

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Kinnick-Kinnick is a traditional herbal smoking mixture of wild-crafted herbs, used in ceremonial pipes as offerings and for pleasure.

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Check out our artisanal selection of mushroom-infused sea salts.


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