For centuries, the smoke of burning white sage has been used to cleanse spaces, rooms, people and crystals, and generally ward off negative energy. This process is called 'smudging'. The botanical name for sage is Salvia apiana, with salvia stemming from the Latin word 'to heal'.
White sage can be used for welcoming in the new day or cleansing the body, home or workplace, but is also used in ceremonial occasions. By smudging with respect the symbolism goes beyond the physical to enhance your spiritual connection.
We stock these Californian white sage smudging sticks in three different sizes: mini. medium and jumbo.
How to use:
When using sage to purify anything, first, set the intention that it will be used for purifying and cleansing.
Ensure you have a heatproof container (for example, an earthenware dish or abalone shell).
Light the sage in the container, let it burn for a few seconds and then extinguish the flames. Smoke will start billowing out from the smudge stick.
At this point, you can wave the stick around each corner of the room you are looking to cleanse, or around the person or object.
Be careful not to inhale the smoke directly, or to leave burning sage unattended.