What is a smudge stick?
A smudge stick is a bundle of dried herbs. People burn it for spiritual and cleansing purposes. The most common herbs used in smudge sticks are white sage, cedar, and sweet grass.
How do you use a smudge stick?
To use a smudging stick, you light one end and then blow out the flame. After blowing out the flame, the herbs to smoulder and release smoke. You can then use the smoke to cleanse a space, object, or person. Just waft the smoke with a feather or your hand. It may amplify the cleansing if you state intentions. You can do this out loud or in your head. Repeat this process whilst carrying out the smudging.
What are the benefits of smudging?
People believe smudging has several benefits. Some examples are purifying a space and removing negative. In some cultures, it's a way to connect with the spiritual realm.
How often should you smudge your home?
The frequency you should smudge your home is down to personal preference. Some people do it weekly. And others prefer to do it daily or only when needed.
Are there any safety precautions to take when using a smudge stick?
It's important to use caution when burning a smudging stick. The reason is that it involves an open flame. To prevent the burning herbs from starting a fire. Use a heat-resistant surface, like a ceramic dish. And never leave a burning smudge stick unattended. Once you have finished using your smudge stick, blow out the flame.