Traditionally used by the Native Americans in sacred rituals and as an offering, cedar is a medicine of protection. Sacred to Native American tribes known as the Mother and giver of life, these smudge sticks can be used for protection, purification, cleansing, healing, and prosperity. When lit, the smoldering bundle produces a highly aromatic fragrance that can be used to cleanse a home when first moving in and protecting a person, place or object from unwanted influences. The smoke of burning cedar is said to attract good energy and eliminate negative energy. Additionally, its smoke aids in cleansing the air in your home and spaces where people congregate to keep your environment healthy as cedar is naturally antiviral and antibacterial.