Incense Sampler - Cedar, Sweetgrass, Juniper, Blue Sage, Yerba Santa
Alternative Imagination's Incense Sampler is a great way to discover new and wonderful fragrances that range from earthy to sweet.
One of each of the following scents are included in this package.
Cedar. The needles of the cedar tree are long, thin, and dark green in color. Cedar trees are found all over the world and are used by many cultures for construction, incense, rituals, and protection from insects or disease. Use your cedar smudge to cleanse your home and protect the home from unwanted spirits or negative energies.
Yerba Santa. The dried leaves of this holy plant are flat and dark green to brown. Yerba Santa is considered sacred by native people and has been used for healing purposes, as well as purification of home and as incense. It has a sweet aroma when burned and is lighter in intensity.
Blue Sage. Blue sage is bluer in hue than white sage, with long, thin leaves. It has a less pungent aroma than white sage but used much in the same way. It is often called the “Grandmother Sage.” Burn blue sage to cleanse your home of negative energies, to protect the home, to aid in meditation or rituals/ceremonies, or to enjoy.
Juniper. The needles of the Juniper plant are lighter green and more rounded. This is an evergreen plant found in North America, Europe, and Southeast Asia. In Europe and Asia, planted juniper trees were used to ward off evil. Juniper bundles are burned before rituals and ceremonies to dispel evil, invite good, and to perfume the air.
Sweetgrass. This long, thin blade of grass lives up to its name with its sweet aroma. Sweetgrass can be found in northern regions of North America (and Europe) in areas where water is plentiful: marshes, wet meadows, the banks of streams, and more. Its attractive aroma has led it to be used as a perfume and incense, pillow stuffing, and decoration. Burn sweetgrass to banish negative energies and attract good energies, to promote joy and healing, and to just enjoy the wonderful aroma.
PLEASE NOTE: The Cedar, Yerba Santa, Blue Sage, and Juniper are in a package together. The scents may mingle a little but don't worry! The individual scent will hold its own while burning.
For burning instructions for the bundles, check out our page on How to Burn California White Sage.
For sweetgrass burning instructions, click here!