The use of sage is for healing. The smoke is used to bless, cleanse and heal the person or object being smudged. Sage is used to 'wash off' the outside world when one enters ceremony or other sacred space. Objects are likewise washed off with sage medicine smoke to rid them of unwanted influences. Each smudge stick will carry it's own unique energy and blessings. When burnt and smothered these herbs will create a cleansing smoke bath that purifies and ushers in Manifestations. Each Stick is approximately 6 inches long and 2 inches wide. Please keep in mind, these are handmade so measurements may vary.