White Sage with Palo Santo in Paua Shell
White Sage with Palo Santo in an (A Grade) Paua Shell
White Sage Loose Leaf
White Loose Leaf Sage is from the coastal mountains of California. This is a broad leaf sage which is prized for its strong aromatic properties. This sage has the strongest scent of all sages.
1x 20gm Bag of Ethically Sourced Sage
Californian White Sage is wildcrafted from plants growing in the wild at the coastal mountains of Southern California. It's used to cleanse spaces, houses, rooms or environments of any kinds of subtle, old energies and prepare the space with fresh intent. It is also used to cleanse the aura of a person from stuck old energies. White Sage is also used for cleansing objects It is very good for cleansing crystals and crystal jewellery.
How Sage Clears Negative Energy:
White sage clears bacteria in the air. 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.
When Should I Smudge?
There are many reasons to smudge, like when you move into a new house, start a new marriage or when you welcome a new baby into your house. You can also smudge after hearing bad news or having a bad experience or a long illness.
So, what do i need?
- Smudge Stick / White Sage Loose Leaf
(California White Sage)
- Fireproof container; a bowl or plate that you do not mind getting a little stained and is 100% fireproof.
- Candle/matches; I prefer to carefully light my sage from a candle but lighting it by any means is just as good.
- Way to extinguish: Use a bowl of sand, earth or simply press the stick into the fireproof container until it has been extinguished.
A Simple Smudging Ritual for Houses, Apartments, Work Spaces, Cars, and Crystals.
The keys to a successful house cleansing are intention (knowing strongly what you want) and visualisation (being able to "see" your actions being effective).
First, clean your house. Sweep the floors, throw out the garbage, and just tidy your belongings as best you can. Physical clutter and dirt can trap stagnant energy, and make it harder to feel the effects of your efforts.
Take your smudge wand. Hold it between your palms and thank it for lending its energy to your rite.
As you light the smudge stick, say a prayer that your home is a place of love, peace, and harmony. Ask that all who live there and enter as guests be blessed and protected.
Before you begin smudging the house, you may want to smudge yourself first. Wave the smoke around your body, starting at your head and working down to your feet. Visualise any fear, anger, or worry you carry in your body blowing away into the air or traveling down into the ground, to be absorbed and cleansed by the earth. (Some people "see" or visualise negative energy as dark, cloudy energy.) Take a deep breath and replace it with clean fresh air and white light. Allow the white light to flow down from your lungs and heart, joining the clean smoke in your hand.
Now you're ready to cleanse the home, room by room. (I usually do a full circle of my house, starting and ending at the front door.) Let the smoke float into every hallway and corner. As you walk from place to place, see the old, unwanted energy dissolving and floating away. You can speak your intention aloud, or just use a silent prayer or visualisation. If any areas feel particularly thick or heavy with bad energy, spend some extra time there.
When you've returned to where you started, extinguish the smudge by rubbing it out in a dish of sand. Affirm that your work is done, such as by clapping your hands and saying, “So it is!” Then sit for a moment and savour the difference in how the energy feels.
Smudging isn't permanent and will need to be repeated eventually. I smudge my house usually twice a year, but once a month is better.
Palo Santo Stick X2
Palo Santo is another amazing energy cleansing tool. Palo Santo means 'Holy Wood' in Spanish. This sacred wood comes from the Palo Santo trees of South America. When it's burned, the smoke is believed to provide medicinal and therapeutic healing energy.
Its calming and relaxing aroma is incredible, standing among the greatest of the world's fragrant woods. Because of the extraordinary blessings it bestows upon those who have the good fortune to use it.
Palo Santo wood is used as an incense primarily by the peoples of Central and South America. It has a unique and pleasantly sweet aroma in its natural form. When burned, the smoke is said to clear negative thoughts and evil spirits in much the same manner as the sage used by Native Americans.
Allow the Palo Santo stick to burn for 30 seconds to a minute, then carefully blow it out. Move around the space in which you wish to clear the energy, be it your bedroom, office, car or your entire home allowing the smoke to waft around each area.