Smudging can be defined as “spiritual house cleaning.” It is a powerful cleansing ritual used by many native traditions around the world. The burning of sage has been used for centuries for emotional, psychic, and spiritual purification or as a blessing for a person in need.
White sage, also known as Salvia apiana, is a medicinal herb native to California. It is a potent antiseptic, antioxidant, an excellent natural disinfectant. Due its effective purifying energies, sage has been considered sacred by many Native Americans.
Native Americans traditionally “smudge” themselves, their homes, personal belongings, and ceremonial items with White Sage to rid themselves of any bad or negative spirits or energy.
Smudging is done by lighting the end of the smudge bundle and once it starts smoking, blow it out. Gently fan the smoke with your hand or feather upwards and over your body allowing the smoke to touch and cleanse you. Walk through your home or the area you wish to purify and gently blow or fan the smoke with either your hands or a feather.
Please note: If you are allergic to sage herbs please do not purchase this item. Care must be taken when burning sage so that you do not touch it to your skin and cause burns. Not intended for use by children. Be sure pets and children are supervised when using. Holistic Heights is not responsible for negligence or misuse.
***We also have Palo Santo & Sage Smudge Spray for those who are prefer smudging without smoke.