I've made these smudge sticks with wild sage (Artemesia tridenta) that grows here on the high plains of Colorado. It has a nice sweet smoke that gently clears negativity and chaotic energy. Open your windows and let the bad energy out. Some people like to smudge their new home before moving in to clear the energy of the people who lived there before. These smudge sticks will burn for aproximately an hour or you can put them out with a bit of water whenever you like and reuse the remaining stick later. Always put in a fire safe container or area. ( I like to put it on my woodstove ). Do not leave unattended. Your smudge sticks will arrive in a sealed package.