WHITE SAGE - Benefits and how to use it

July 01, 2019

White Sage Smudging

White Sage - How to use it & why you should try it.

We have all heard about White Sage smudging and I often wondered if it really worked and how to use it.

Now you are most likely wondering why am I telling you about it?  I guess because I am excited about it, that’s why. 

A good friend who has the most amazing crystal store introduced me to the correct way on how to use White Sage and I have been using it ever since and it creates in me a wonderful sense of calm in what has been a very stressful time in my life.

By the way, if you love crystals and want to learn more about gemstones, metaphysics and Feng Shui I highly recommend you visit Mira’s website. No, I have no financial benefit for recommending Mira but honestly she's the best.  She has so much knowledge I just want to share it with the world. She has great products and the service she provides is awesome.

What is White Sage?

White Sage Leaves

Salvia apiana is the correct scientific name for White Sage.  It is a native shrub and commonly referred to as White Sage, sacred or bee sage and has been used for hundreds of years by Native Americans.

Why should you use a White Sage Smudge?

White Sage is hailed as the cleanser of all negativity. Be it in our homes, our items or even ourselves. The experience is subtle at first, then over the next few weeks you suddenly realize how your home and surrounds feel calmer and what once stressed you to the max, somehow seem to be easier to deal with. 

White Sage Smudge and Clay Bowl

  • Smudging your home with White Sage will bring a sense of lightness and brightness.
  • Smudging yourself after a stressful situation will bring you peace, calm and clarity.

Native Americans from long ago used this magical herb in their rituals to rid them of evil, sickness, anger and bad luck. They would dry the White Sage and the burn it to release its enriching smoke onto the member of their tribe that was struck down with these negativity traits.

What you must know and have before using White Sage Smudge Sticks

Always remember that burning White Sage is a fire hazard and you need to have a few things to make it a beautiful and safe experience.

  • You must have a fire proof bowl, either a clay or ceramic bowl would suffice, even an abalone shell is a great alternative. 
  • Fill this bowl with some sand, this will be used to put out your smudge stick out after your ritual 
  • A feather or fan of some sort to spread the smoke around your space 
  • A lighter to carry with you. 

Smudging with White Sage

How to Cleanse your yourself and your home with a White Sage Stick

  • Before you start, make sure each room you enter has a window that is slightly open
  • Start at your front door, light your smudge stick. Wait for the flames to distinguish and then gently blow on the stick to encourage embers to smoke. 
      • Smudge yourself starting from the tip of your head and allow the smoke to move around your body as you say to yourself “RELEASE ALL THAT DOES NOT SERVE ME” and hold this in your mind as you move around your home. Where thought goes energy flows, so it’s important to remain positive and focused as you cleanse yourself and then your home of all negative, stale energy. 
      • Holding your fireproof bowl as you walk around your home from your front door clockwise spreading the smoke from the stick to go up into the corners and around your room 
      • Continue until you finish at the front door. 
      • Then extinguish your smudge stick into the sand in your fireproof bowl or let it smoke out. 

      Must Know Safety Precautions

      • Smudging can be a FIRE HAZARD
      • Don't touch the smudge stick on the smoking end while it's smoking. It is hot.  It can cause burns to your hands and skin.
      • Protect your surfaces such as furniture where your smudge bowl is.
      • Never leave a smudge stick unattended.  
      • Never dispose of the hot or warm ashes until completely cool.
      • Keep out of reach of children and pets
      • Ensure curtains will not brush against the smoking smudge. Don't leave your smoking smudge near a curtain or other flammable materials
      • Pregnant women, Asthmatics and anyone with allergies needs to be careful if they have never used smudges.  Allergies to smudges are not common but smoke sensitivity is common

       

      Now go smudge your home let me know how you feel.

       

      Check Mira's website and her blog on www.littlegemscc.com or visit her Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/littlegemscc

       

      Thanks for reading and let me know your experience when you try smudging. If you already use White Sage for smudging leave us a comment on your experience.

      Cheers

      Isy

      Isy Moolicious founder

      https://moolicioussoapsandcandles.com.au/collections/incense-smudges




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      Gourmet Tahitian Vanilla - Rich and sweet, a light vanilla with notes of coconut and malt - fragrant vanilla at its best.

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