Cleanse yourself of bad feelings, negative thoughts or energy with these amazing smelling, organic, homegrown smudge sticks. They also make a beautiful decoration to hang up in your home (there's an extra loop of twine at the end for hanging).
Each smudge stick is made with freshly harvested sage, rose, lavender, violet and rosemary. Their grounding, cleansing, and sweet scents will invigorate your senses and your space.
Smudging your sacred space, your home or office, or even your body with sage is like taking an energetic shower, or doing a deep metaphysical cleansing. The smoke from dried sage actually changes the ionic composition of the air, and can have a direct effect on reducing our stress response.
Rosemary: healing, protection, purification, love, strength, memory, stress relief, mental clarity.
Violet: protection and spirituality.
Rose: Love, healing, luck and protection.
Lavender: Happiness, love, peace, beauty, protection, relaxation, sleep, purification.
Sage: Cleansing, healing, protection.
Step #1. Place a candle, a fireproof container and the smudge stick on a table, desk or any other appropriate flat surface. It is best if you create a sense of ceremony when you smudge your house as well as find time when you will not be disturbed; 10-15 min should be enough.
Step #2. Light the candle and think/say your affirmation/prayer, or just focus your energy. Light the tip of your smudge stick with a candle light, then gently wave the stick in the air till the tip begins to smoulder.
Step #3. Hold the smudge stick over the fireproof container at all times in order to avoid any lit herbs falling on the floor. Remind yourself to stay connected to your breathing throughout your smudging session.
Step #4. Go clockwise around your house (usually starting at the front door), and gently wave the smoke into the air. Spend a bit more time smudging the room corners, as they tend to accumulate stagnant energy. Be sure to also open the wardrobe doors and carefully smudge inside.
Step #5. When you have smudged all areas of your house, come back to where you started and gently extinguish your smudge stick (dipping it into a bowl with sand while applying a bit of pressure usually works well). Wait a bit, then pack your smudge stick, as well as the container, until your next smudging session. You can leave the candle, if you so desire, to continue to purify the energy.
*Listing is for 1 smudge stick*