Fragrant white sage smudge sticks have been bound tightly with colored string so that they hold together while burning. If proper care is used when extinguishing, the smudge sticks can be used again and again. Due to their size, these smudge sticks produce a large amount of smoke and are best for outdoor rituals. Smudging is used for cleansing and purification by smoke. unattended, and care should be used when extinguishing smoldering sticks.