The cedar tree has been revered for its spiritual significance for thousands of years. Cedar has long history of us in the indigenous sweat lodge ceremonies and the tree was thought to house important gods and to be an entrance to higher spiritual realms.
Healing & Spiritual Properties
The smoke of burning cedar is said to attract the good spirits and eliminate negative energies. Cedar provides gournding and joy when involved with personal transformation, whether internal (new values, attitudes, beliefs) or external (new job, house, birth, death) and it allows you to 'be' in the present moment. Cedar is often used to cleanse a home or apartment when first moving in, inviting unwanted spirits to leave and protecting a person, place or object from unwanted influences.
YERBA SANTA SAGE
The name, Yerba Santa, is Spanish for "holy weed", which was given to the plant by Spanish colonists. They learned of its medicinal value from Native Americans, who used it to treat coughs, colds, sore throats, mucus, and asthma.
Yerba Santa was traditionally used as a smudge or incense for protection and setting boundaries. Yerba Santa has alwo been used for love, purification, growth, empowerment and beauty, and the release of emotional pain stored in the heart chakra. Yerba Santa has an uplifting scent.