Smudge sticks are widely used in special smudging ceremonies to clear negative energies, and attract a more positive energy. A wide variety of herbs are usually used, and each has its own unique effect. Smudge sticks can be used for not only this, but also for cleansing a house or dwelling, within Feng Shui, cleansing the aura before meditation or prayer, or by therapists before treatments.
This collection is perfect for anyone with an interest in smudging, but isn’t sure where to start, or would like a hand-picked smudge kit, perfect for cleansing and energy clearing.
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This Collection Includes
- A pack of three Mini Smudge Sticks (Sage, Mugwort & Cedar). All three of these herbs are excellent for cleansing negativity in their own way. As a quick overview, Sage is the classic cleanser of energies that are not our own leaving readiness for spiritual activities. Mugwort is similar but has an extra dream-like quality. Cedar can reach a physical depth the other two don't in terms of cleansing, but not so much in attracting new energies.
- Palo Santo Wood Sticks ½ oz (also sometimes known as Holy Wood), ethically harvested and fairtrade. These thin Palo Santo Wood Sticks are ideal for use with smudging. Palo Santo is known for its properties to aid in clearing bad energy, providing spiritual protection and bringing good luck. It has been used and revered to by many for hundreds of years for its cleansing, spiritual, healing and medicinal properties, similar to the properties that can be found by using Sage and Cedar. It has a delicate sweet, fresh and woodsy aroma with hints of mint and citrus.
- Small Abalone Shell (Sustainably & Ethically Sourced) - A traditional vessel in which herbs and smudges can be burnt. The shell is great for leaning burning sticks in while they are burning and also with the addition of sand or earth can be then used to help extinguish them afterwards. Also loose herbs or the broken ends of smudge sticks can be placed in the shell for burning, again with or without sand or earth.
- Turkey Smudging Feather Fan - These feathers are from wild turkey from the USA, and the handle of each is hand-stitched. Feathers are an excellent way to guide the smoke, it can be used as a sort of ‘psychic brush’ with which you wipe away un-pure energy as if it was dust or cobwebs.
How to Smudge
1. Begin by lighting your palo santo or smudge stick over an open flame, using a lighter or a candle. Rotate the stick back and forth, it may take a few seconds for it to catch. Smudge sticks & Palo Santo generally need relighting once they have been lit, sometimes lighting will cause a flame that you'll need to blow out - but more commonly it will cause the leaves / herbs to smoke a bit and you use this to smudge.
2. Allow the stick to burn for a few seconds, and then blow out the flame. It should continue to smoulder until it eventually goes out on its own, unless it is extinguished first.
3. Keep your abalone shell nearby to catch any ash that falls, wave the stick through the air to release the smoke and to cleanse yourself, other people, your room, or any objects. The feather can be used to help keep the mixture lit, and to waft the smoke in a certain direction.
Once you have finished, if the stick is still smoking simply stub out the end into the abalone shell.
For more information on smudging, check out our article on How to Smudge
Sage, which cleanses and disperses negative energies, is sometimes called the 'ear opener' because it opens up our inner ears, allowing us to become more in tune with the sacredness of the world around us. Sage can be used before meditation, prayer or ceremony or any time you wish to clear your aura. It can also be burnt to cleanse your house, and is frequently used in Feng Shui for space clearing.
Mugwort (Artemesia Vulgaris) loves to grow in desolate and devastated places. And because of this ability is often seen to symbolise hope. It grows in localised places in the UK such as East Anglia and has long been used by healers. It is common to the over-grazed lands of Western USA. Mugwort grows in scraggly bushes. The leaves are a silvery white colour on the underside.
Other names include: Black Sage, Croneswort, Wormwood or Herb of St. John. When dried and burned as a smudge it is often used to help open up access to the higher realms, to stimulate dreams, vision and clairvoyant abilities. The smoke is a kind of herbal and sweet and a little bit less dense when compared to the smoke of Californian white sage. Then energy feels lighter and maybe a little more "floaty" than sage. Maybe that is part of the reason it is used by some to aid astral travel. In the Native American tradition mugwort is especially used to keep out negative and evil energies.
In Native American tradition the smoke of cedar is used to carry prayers to the creator. It is used to bridge the gap between heaven and earth. It also seems that the cedar tree has connections with power and the sun through many varying traditions such as Sumerian legend, Cabalistic lore and Egyptian mythology. It is often associated with breaking the misuse of power or powerful forces that may be having a negative influence. This does connect further with Native American tradition where the burning of Cedar is used to help banish nightmares and also to release heavy emotional energies such as depression.
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