May the smoke wash over me, collect my messages of gratitude and gather my worries. There are a variety of reasons to smudge: for courage, for honesty, respect, truth, wisdom, love, humility, etc.
California white sage is used for smudging all over North America. Light the end of the bundle, or cut off a portion of the bundle and let it smolder under a charcoal tablet. Each bundle is about 4” long.