Western Red Cedar Smudge, loose


All of our cedar is harvested and bundled by Native Americans using appropriate rituals and prayers.

In Native American tradition cedar is used to carry prayers to the creator. It is used to bridge the gap between heaven and earth. It also seems that the cedar tree has connections with power and the sun through many varying traditions such as Sumerian legend, Cabalistic lore and Eqyptian mythology. It is often associated with breaking the misuse of power or powerful forces that may be having a negative influence.

Cedar is popular to use in sweat lodge ceremonies. Tossing a few pinches on the red-hot rocks brings about a wonderful aroma while sparkling in the heat. Popular to burn Cedar for attracting good spirits ande getting rid of negative energies.

The art of smudging has a long tradition with many cultures. Smudge sticks are used to cleanse, heal and protect giving beneficial properties while allowing oneself to reconnect to Mother Earth, let's continue to use the old ways!

The Pacific Northwest states of Washington and Oregon and the Canadian province of British Columbia is part of a greater bioregion that some geographers have named "Cascadia" - stretching north from Southeastern Alaska to Northern California and east to Western Alberta and the Rocky Mountain region of Montana. This unique part of the world is home to an abundance of species that were used as medicinal herbs by Native American peoples of the region - including Thuja plicata, or Western Red Cedar Tips.

In addition to being important among Native American herbs, Thuja plicata was used for everything from clothing to housing; among the Salish, Makah, and Tlingit peoples, Thuja plicata was practically the center of culture. (Interestingly, some separatists wishing to secede from the U.S. and Canada propose the image of the Thuja plicata a tricolor of horizontal blue, white and green as the national flag of a free Cascadian republic.)

Western Red Cedar Tips refers to the natural herb produced from the foliage. Dried Western Red Cedar Tips can be brewed up as tea; powder Western Red Cedar Tips can also be used in capsules. Medicinal benefit of this organic bulk herb has not been scientifically studied nor proven. However, it has been used by traditional Northwest societies for some respiratory ailments. Thuja plicata wood is valued in the region of Cascadia for its rot and mold resistance; the fragrant volatile oils from Thuja plicata were also historically used as a repellent.


As with all smudges, sacred incense resins, herbs & wood, exercise caution when lighting and burning. Always use a heat proof container that is placed on a nonflammable surface and always keep away from children, pets and flammable items. By purchasing this product, you signify that you understand this responsibility and that Ye Olde Spice Guy holds ABSOLUTELY no liability for any injury, damage or loss resulting from the use of any and all products we offer.

Information contained in this shop is for educational purposes only.
This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
please be advised: you should always consult with your doctor before making any changes to your diet!!

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Shipping from United States

Even though we say that we ship in 1-2 weeks, in most instances we try to ship within 5-7 business days. All orders will be shipped via USPS with Delivery Confirmation or FedEx.

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Returns and exchange details

If you are unhappy for any reason, please contact me (Marty) at 702-370-0035. Since most of our items are classified as food items, we can only do returns if we mistakenly sent the wrong item.

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We will not issue refunds on any items once an order is placed.



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