- Bundles of Sage - Each stick is approximately 4 inches long
- High quality, true Salvia apiana
- Use for smudging rituals and home fragrance
White sacred sage, is an evergreen perennial native to the Southwestern United States. This potent herb has been used for centuries by Native Americans in rituals of cleansing and healing. Many people continue this tradition today by holding their own sage smudging ceremonies. Burn white sage to clear energy and restore balance, for protection and spiritual purification.
HOW TO SAGE YOUR HOME
Light one end of the wand. Carefully allow the flame to go out so that the tips of the dried leaves are smoldering slowly, and let the smoke billow up. You can blow on the end to release more smoke and fan the smolder, but keep your face far away (at least two feet), because it’s typical for little sparks of ash to break off, and you don’t want them flying in your face.
Start to waft around your space and through your different rooms with your intention in mind. Starting in one corner and “pushing” energy toward the door can be a good way to release bad vibes. Pay special attention to wafting in corners and near mirrors, as well as high-traffic areas like hallways and doorways. Also, pay extra attention to windows.
You can get expressive here with your waving, but always remain conscious of the fact that you’re holding a burning object. Also, keep an eye out for those fallen ashes and put them out immediately. Use an abalone shell or other fireproof dish to catch those ashes as you go.
STORE YOUR SAGE SAFELY
After clearing and cleansing, extinguish your sage stick by gently pressing it into the abalone shell or a clay dish, glass bowl or ashtray. You can also allow it to burn out on its own. Some people like to wait 20-30 minutes to allow the sage smoke to reach maximum potency. Then, open any windows and your front door to let all of that stuck energy out.
FINISH WITH INCENSE OR PALO SANTO
Now that you’ve cleared the energy and created a new, pure space, infuse it with your own positive thoughts and intentions. Burning your favorite incense or palo santo wood is an excellent way to do this; between sage’s cleansing powers and the healing, uplifting properties of palo santo, they really are a dynamic duo.