White Sage & Cedar Smudge
White Sage is renowned for its healing energy. The scent calms the mind and purifies the body.
Cedar smudges carry a medicine of protection. Its aroma is woodsy and fresh. Cedar is often used to cleanse a home or apartment when first moving in, inviting unwanted spirits to leave and protecting a person, place or object from unwanted influences.
How to Use Smudge Sticks
According to the ancient traditions of the Indians, for smudging you need the four elements: earth, water, wind (air) and fire. The herbs represent the element of earth, a large shell for the element of water, the combustion is the fire and the smoke is the element "air". You proceed as follows with smudging:
- Open as many windows and doors as possible
- Place the Good vibes sage stick on a shell or dish
- Light the smudging stick until you see a flame.
- Blow out the flame so that the herbs smolder.
- Spread the smoke from the herbs carefully, for example with a feather.
Holding the smudge stick by the “handle” end, use a lighter to ignite the tip. Blow out any open flames so that the leaves slowly smolder. Next, wave the smudging wand around a room, person, or objects to direct the fragrant, cleansing smoke. Catch the ashes in a heat-resistant dish.
(An abalone shell is traditional, but you can use a smudge pot, incense burner, or even a regular ceramic plate, as long as you put something under it.) Smudge sticks can be extinguished in a dish of sand and re-used many times. Of course, never leave burning smudges unattended.