Smudging is an ancient method of purifying and cleansing your energy field or luminous body. It helps with clearing unwanted or negative energy from a person, a room, an object, car, workplace or a sacred space.
The choice of smudging methods, herbs or resins used is a matter of personal preference. One can use loose herbs placed or resins placed in a bowl or shell and then lit, or you can use a smudge sticks (we still recommend using a bowl or shell to catch loose leaves and embers).
Basic smudge ritual…
Using loose leaf sage you place it into a smudge bowl or shell.
Light the sage to honour the direction of the East and represent the element of Fire
As the sage is placed in a shell it represents the element of Water and the direction of the South.
The sage grows in the Earth so therefore represents the element of Earth and the direction of the West
The smudging fan represents the element of Air and when it is waved over the smoke it blows the smoke to where it needs to go. The Air is the element of the North.
Now with intention bring the 4 elements of Fire, Water, Earth and Air along with the 4 directions of East, South, West and North to create sacred smoke that cleanses your luminous body or any spaces that you feel may need to be cleansed.
The smoke can be overpowering and irritating for some people, so special caution is advised for those with respiratory problems. If smudging inside it is important to smudge in a well ventilated room, to be aware of smoke detectors and fire safety devices. Don’t touch the smudge stick on the smoking end while it’s smoking as it is hot and can be a burn risk. Protect your surfaces such as furniture where your smudge bowl is. Never leave a smudge stick unattended. Never dispose of the hot or warm ashes until completely cool. Keep out of reach of children and pets.
Peruse our selection of herbs for use in a smudging practice or for smoking mixtures or personal consumption. Includes loose herbs and smudge sticks.
When resins are burnt they emit a holy smoke known to clear negative energies, connect us with our higher consciousness and spiritual realms and surround us with high vibrations.
Paulo Santo is a wonderful tool to use before and during meditation and its uplifting scent helps to raise your vibration to bring a deeper connection to the Earth and divine source.