These Rosemary cuttings are offered as an alternative to White Sage smoke medicine, which is often unethically harvested, sold, and burned in the context of settler colonialism, “wildcrafting” and cultural appropriation.
Rosemary is an herb native to the Mediterranean used as a magical and protective plant ally. It can protect against harmful spirits and nightmares, cleanse and clear space, and enhance memory and mental clarity. It has also been thought of historically to make space for the authority of women.
The sprigs can be burned as a powerful smoke medicine. The smoking sprigs can be used to energetically cleanse yourself (surrounding yourself with smoke), your home (carrying the smoking rosemary into the corners of your space), or any other area where you are seeking clarity and clean space. Alternatives to burning are boiling the stems and leaves for tea, for your bath, or for a steam (remove the beeswax dipped ends first).*
As these were cut fresh, examine your sprigs and allow additional time for them to dry completely if necessary.
This Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) comes to you from Southern Pomo land, Sonoma County, CA. The plants have been tended by Jonah Aline Daniel on the Narrow Bridge Candles/Sick Witch Herbs stewarded land.
Breathe deeply and enjoy!
Please be mindful of fire safety whenever using smoke medicine.If you share space with others for whom smoke medicine may cause harm, please choose an alternative to burning.