Burning sage sticks is one of the oldest and purest methods of cleansing and getting rid of unwanted energy and spirits, dating back thousands of years. Burning a sage smudge stick clears bacteria and sickness from the air, while also releasing negative ions, which has positive effects on your mood.
White sage is highly valued as a ceremonial and ritualistic plant and is deemed to have great spiritual and emotional and cleansing properties and is now used by many people for this purpose.
Native traditions relate that wherever sage is used, no evil influences may enter. The sacred ritual of purifying with smoke (smudging) comes from many indigenous people around the world.
Creating sage smudge is perfect for relaxation, focus and combatting everyday stress, by clearing the air and promoting mindfulness. With powerful antibacterial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory qualities, when you burn smudge sticks in your home or any other space, you are inviting positivity into your life.
How To Use A Sage Smudge Stick
Are you ready to engage in the practice of burning sage smudge sticks? It’s a very simple yet effective way to cleanse your space and body:
•Light the smudge stick at the tip of the leaves and allow to burn for 5 – 10 seconds before gently blowing on the embers to create smoke.
•Slowly move around the space, gently waving the sage smudge in the air.
•When you have finished, gently extinguish the smoke in sand or in a small dish of water.
•Be sure not to leave a burning sage smudge stick unattended.