Rose Spray Smudge Stick by Catherine Rising
Rose Spray Smudge Stick by Catherine Rising
Rose Spray Smudge Stick by Catherine Rising
Rose Spray Smudge Stick by Catherine Rising

Rose Spray Smudge Stick by Catherine Rising

Regular price $30.00
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These large floral smudge bundles are the sweetest token for yourself or to offer as a gift. A large ethically sourced sage bundle is wrapped with local dried spray roses and tied beautifully with a piece of colorful string. Each bundle is made by Rochester, NY maker Catherine Rising.

To smudge, simply light the entire sage bundle briefly, blow out the flame and waft the smoke around your home. Many cultures offer a blessing when they smudge to remove negative energy from their space. The sage should be put on a metal or ceramic dish until the smoke goes out completely (don't leave unattended). 

Follow up with Palo Santo to welcome good luck and positive energy into your space following the same steps as above. You can keep your palo santo burning by placing it on a coal - but just a little bit goes a long way with both of these rituals. 

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handcrafted and curated right here in Upstate NY

All of our leather goods are handmade by The Local Branch out of our Upstate NY homestead workshop, which is just 7 miles from our brick + mortar shop in the charming Finger Lakes village of Skaneateles NY.

We started our leather working journey as transplants to Northern CA from Upstate NY in our early twenties. It was 2009, and hunting for a creative job seemed near impossible during the recession - so we started our own thing, and called it The Local Branch. With very little resources at first, we dabbled in leather working using scrap pieces of hides and a found-on-the-side-of-the-road sewing machine. The very first piece Blaine created was a leather holster, made for his phone and wallet. From there our leather working journey began.

At the same time we began printing apparel with a focus on nature, travel and American history. We stretched our own screens, painting each design by hand and lovingly printed every piece ourselves - a process which is very true to form today. We source all of our blank apparel items in the USA, which has always been our beacon for our brand.

We eventually decided to take this hobby brand into our full time venture. We renovated an Airstream trailer and turned it into our mobile workshop, touring America full time for over two years. We sold our goods at festivals, craft shows and online, as well as wholesale to many shops throughout the USA, Canada and Japan. After landing some of our goods in a few major retailers, we decided to slow down and keep the ethos and vision for the brand to small, local and handcrafted.

Still today Blaine and Mackenzie steer the ship - keeping everything small + handcrafted.

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Each design is handpainted and printed by us on USA made apparel