How To Smudge

Types of smudge sticks 

White sage:

White sage is the most popular smudge stick you will see to clear a space and guard against negativity that could affect the sleep of an individual. Not only can it spiritually safeguard your space but also help open an individual’s spiritual intuition.  White sage is known to help with insomnia. An unknown benefit of White sage is it may improve symptoms of dust and pet dander in your home.


Lavender or floral:

This particular smudge stick is a bit more focused than the multiple uses of white sage. Other than the obvious aromatic benefits of lavender it is very good for physic protection. Also used for opening up clairvoyance and bringing happiness and healing.

Yerba Santo:

This leaf commonly used for medicine is an excellent for those who suffer from respiratory issues. Including asthma and swelling of the lungs. Yerba Santo smudge sticks can be used for beauty spells and purification of spaces and objects.


How to smudge:

-To begin the cleansing, you will need a bundle of sage of your choosing. A bowl to capture the ash (Some recommend a seashell or clay bowl).

 -As well as a fanning device such as a feather. Always set your intentions before you begin burning the sage.

-Open a window or door and leave open during and after to let smoke escape. Also, to let the negativity escape with the smoke.

 -Light the end of one smudge stick by holding a flame to it for 10-20 seconds. Once lit, gently blow out flame and the red-hot end of the stick will slowly burn like incense. When finished, place on Smudge Plate or something fire-safe such as a shell and let it extinguish itself.

-When done make sure the smudge stick is out completely and store in a dry place out of the sun.


In our shop we have white sage, floral, and chakra smudge sticks, and combine a Polao Santo stick to aid in spiritual purification! Click here to buy.


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