Burning sage — also known as smudging — is an ancient spiritual ritual.
Smudging has been well established as a Native American cultural or tribal practice.
Smudging is the ancient ceremony of burning revered plants and herbs in order to create a sacred smoke bath. It can be used for welcoming in the new day, cleansing the body, home or workplace from negative energies, for ceremonial occasions and even sweat lodges. Smudging should be performed with reverence and respect allowing yourself to transcend beyond the physical in order to enhance your spiritual connection.
White Sage has been considered a sacred, cleansing, purifying, and protective plant. Sage clears bacteria in the air. Sage smoke offers rapid delivery to the brain and efficient absorption to the body. Scientists have observed that sage can clear up to 94 percent of airborne bacteria in a space and disinfect the air. When sage is burned, it releases negative ions, which is linked to putting people into a positive mood. The Latin word for sage salvia stems form the word heal. Other qualities believed to be associated with sage when burned are giving wisdom, clarity, and increasing spiritual awareness.
White Sage is purifying and has antimicrobial &antibacterial properties. This means they keep infectious bacteria, viruses, and fungi at bay.
Origin: California, USA
Ingredients: Genuine Premium White Sage
How to use white sage to smudge your house:
1. Before burning, open the doors or windows: Before you light up, remember to open a door or window as the unwanted energy you are trying to clear must have a pathway to get out.
2. Prep for the burning: Grab a fireproof vessel for the burning sage. When you are finished smudging, place it in a fireproof vessel, dirt, or sand until the smoke no longer rises. Pro tip: Don't get it wet!
3. Light it up with care: Once you're ready to light your sage, grab the sage as far from the end you are burning as possible. Hold the sage at a 45-degree angle, light the sage, let it burn for about 20 seconds and then gently blow out the flame so that you see orange embers on one end. Then you can start the process of clearing your space.