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The Smudging Basics

Written by Briana Johnson


Posted on February 19 2019

The Smudging Basics


Every morning or after afternoon, I switch to the Pandora app on the TV in my room. I begin shuffling whatever artist or mood or I’m feeling at the moment. I immediately begin to light my beautifully wrapped sage, covered in flowers and herbs that sits in my abalone shell.

As my smudge stick begins to burn, I begin swirling my wand around my head and my body, envisioning my aura being cleansed, while speaking my intentions for the day. The strong smell and sense of peace spreads throughout me and my room then creeps throughout my home. I start picking up the clothes I threw on the floor the night before and straightening up my space so it’s free and clear of clutter.

As the smoke fills up the space and I have waved my wand around each crack, crevice and object that needed cleansing, I open my windows to allow all the negative energy swept up in my smoke to exit, peacefully.

Ready to buy sage but not sure what to do or where to start? Smudging, or burning sage can be used to cleanse the air around you, remove negative energy from your aura and home, or used in a rituals. Native Americans used sage for religious ceremonies and it was said that the rising smoke carried your request to Spirit. In our current society, it is also used for removing bacteria and germs from the air or remove household odors. Native Americans also burned sage to clear their mind as well as their homes.

There is no limit to how often you can and should smudge. I smudge almost daily and I encourage you to begin now so you can notice a difference in your mood, space and spirit when you do and when you don’t. I will begin to make more in depth posts about how to smudge a house, rituals, the essentials and more.

When you receive your CHV Floral Smudge Sticks, you will always receive a small guide on how to burn your smudge sticks. For anyone who would like to know how it all works before you purchase, this post is for you.

When you are ready to cleanse, meditate, start a yoga session or just re-balance the energy, you will want to:

  • Light the end of the smudge stick over a fire-proof dish.

  • Hold flame to your smudge stick until it catches fire.

  • Once it’s lit, gently blow it out until stick is smoking.

  • Once it smokes, set intentions and begin your rituals.

  • Open the windows to allow negative energy to flow out.

  • Place in sand, shell, or on a heat resistant surface to extinguish.

Keep away from children. Wave gently to avoid burning particles from falling.

Smudging is not demonic or evil. I know growing up in a religious household with different beliefs about spirituality, you could be skeptical about smudging. I promise this is a great healing tool to add your routine. Start healing your home, your aura and bring peace into your space.

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