The use of a sage smudge stick in the ancient art of smudging is a Native American practice of spiritual cleansing and blessing. This act involves burning of certain dried herbs, typically sage aka sage smudge stick. The burning of herbs and resins for purification and blessings has been used in lots of cultures all throughout the world. One of the main purposes of sage smudge stick and the act of smudging is to clear negative energy for optimal wellness and health.
Smudging is perfect to purify and clear people and places from any negative energy
They are 100% natural aromatic botanicals, gathered in an ecologically sound and respectful way.
The plant is not harmed and nothing is wasted.
Full of energy for ritual or a great smelling incense.
Excellent for your altar or magical rituals.
Makes a great gift.
20 Sticks/Pack, 6 packs/Box
120 sticks in total
This product is not from California and does not smell exactly like white sage smudge sticks
What is Smudging?
Smudging is basically an act of purification. Whether it is a person, place, or thing. The most critical thing you need to know about smudging, is that the smoke is very cleansing. It has been said that the smoke contains certain properties which attach to negative energy and remove it from the intended place or person. This is often proven by a palpable improvement in the feel of oneself and the surrounding environment smudging with a sage smudge stick. And this is simply done by burning a sage smudge stick and allowing the smoke to surround and permeate the object, room, or person. You can burn the sage in its loose form, or you can burn a stick of bound leaves.
How to Smudge
Smudging is very simple and easy. Anyone with the desire and will can do it. You don’t have to get wrapped up in New Age stuff or other rabbit holes, none of which is necessary, for basic clearing and cleansing.
Chose your herb.
There are several kinds of herbs mostly used for smudging. It basically does not matter which one you choose as long as you are comfortable with it. There are some people that claim this kind is better for this, and that kind is better for that and so forth, but in the end, you need to choose the kind that best suits you. You can use white sage, lavender, pine and cedar. There are others you could try as well.
Choose Your Burner
Whether you are smudging loose sage or a sage smudge stick, you are going to need a place to burn it. Many new age folks are drawn to sage pots and abalone shells. You will often find them for sale next to the sage smudge sticks. You can use a common ashtray- preferably new or even a small plate. Make sure that you have them cleansed first. Give them a wash in sea-salts and then smudge them before using.
If you are burning loose herbs, light them up, let them burn for a couple of seconds and then blow the flame out. Be careful when you blow though, because loose sage can become airborne very easily. If you are burning a smudge stick, let it burn a little longer before blowing it out, because sticks often burn less easily.
Guide the smoke
If you are smudging a room, just walk around and guide the smoke until you sense an energy shift. It does not take much. Just a couple minutes should be enough for a simple clearing. If you are doing more than that, you might smudge for a longer time. Just a couple minutes is usually adequate for a basic cleansing. If you are smudging for a longer period of time loose sage seems to be more practical. It seems to burn longer and with less attention. Smudge sticks seem to use up more quickly.
Let it keep burning
The key here is burning what you need and having it self-extinguish when you’re done. This is something you will have to experiment with a little, but it is much easier than it sounds. When in doubt, burn less and then you can always light it up again. This is a much better alternative to having to wait for it to burn out on its own.
What are the Best Times to Smudge?
·When are you locating or moving into a new home or room.
·When you want to clean the energy from a certain place or thing.
·When feeling down, anxious, or sense a low vibration.
·When you want to concentrate your energy or thoughts.
·Before sleep to mitigate nightmares.
·When you just need to relax and de-stress.
·Any reason you feel it necessary.
5 Smudging Tips
1.) The more time you let the sage smudge stick burn, the more smoke it will make. Do not overdo it though.
2.) Open a window. Sage and other herbs can often smell pungent.
3.) Be aware of pets if you have them. This smoke is not intended for inhalation.
4.) Loose sage seems to produce lots more smoke than sage smudge sticks.
5.) Experiment and try to combine herbs. For example: sage and cedar. Just make certain the combinations smell good when combined.