Lets Talk Smudging..
Using the alchemy of sage & palo santo smoke, smudge with the highest of intentions & keep your home, energy body & space balanced & full of abundance. Connect with the spirit of wild botanicals & the earth from which they came. Let us bring wellness, love & gratitude to all who practice sacred rituals with us.
Smudging is a Sacred Ritual that may be used to clear & transmute negative energy or low vibrations as well as to calm & balance your energy body.
Sage & Palo Santo have been renowned for centuries by Native American & Indigenous cultures for their sacred, cleansing, purifying & protective properties. The smoke from burning these sacred dried botanicals may be used in any space or home, for people, or on objects.
The smoke that's emitted from the dried herbs within the Smudging Bouquets are understood to release negative ions, which has been linked in studies to positively elevating ones mood as well as many other benefits. Negative ions are also created by the effects of sunlight & water – you’ve probably noticed a wonderful sense of calm when in nature - while doing activities such as visiting a beach, waterfall or enjoying a walk amongst trees. In high enough concentrations, negative ions can clear the air of mold spores, pollen, pet dander, odors, cigarette smoke, bacteria, viruses, dust & other hazardous airborne particles.
Negative Ions do this by attaching to positively charged particles in large numbers which cause the germs, mold, pollen & other allergens to become too heavy to stay airborne. They fall to the floor, or attach to a nearby surface, removing them from the air you breathe while preventing them from causing health problems, such as respiratory issues.
The Benefits of Smudging
Increases your sense of well-being & may improve mental focus. Smudging removes the debilitating effects of excess positive ions in the air in a way that’s been described as a natural antidepressant.
Clearing negative energy. The smoke helps to change the molecular structure of both the air & energy, which produces a cleansing effect. As the sense of smell is strongly linked to memory & instinct, smudging may be very effective for combating feelings of anger, fear, anxiety, grief & depression.
Clearing the air. In addition to killing bacteria, smudging can help clear the air of pollen, pet dander, dust, mold spores & other potential allergens to improve allergy symptoms.
Cleansing objects. Not only can smudging cleanse a room, but it can cleanse objects. Whenever you bring a new object into your home, especially something that’s likely to have been exposed to a variety of unknown energies over the years (such as antiques), you can perform a Smudging Ritual, allowing the smoke to pass over the item to help clear it so that it doesn’t affect you or your environment. This may also be done on jewellery, clothing or objects that have been worn by others or with you in times of high stress or traumatic situations.
Relaxing effects. Smudging can offer calming, relaxing effects that are known to help lower blood pressure, relieve stress & tension & normalize breathing rates, as the negative ions produced are absorbed into your bloodstream – they may even help to fight off damaging free radicals that can lead to premature aging & disease.
Increased energy. The negative ions produced by smudging smoke may also help to normalize serotonin (that well known 'Feel Good' hormone), in the brain, which can help boost one’s mood, improve focus & create a more positive outlook on life.
Pretty amazing, right?! Now we know how beneficial Smudging can be, let's get into it!!
How to Use Your Smudging Bouquet or Palo Santo:
☽ Using matches or a lit candle, hold the base of your Smudging Bouquet/ Palo Santo & place the top end over the flame at a 45 degree angle.
☽ Allow your Smudging Bouquet/Palo Santo to burn for 30 seconds to 1 minute. When amply lit, softly blow out the flame, being mindful of burning embers that may detach.
☽ To cleanse the energy of a room, an object, your own personal being or someone that you may be working with; move the Smudging Bouquet/Palo Santo in a circular motion. Allow the smoke to permeate around each corner of the room from floor to ceiling or circling the smoke around the whole body, from feet up to head. Swirl the smoke around the object until you feel the cleansing is complete.
☽ If using a Feather Wand in your ritual, you may use the wand as a fan to disperse the smoke around the desired area, person or object.
☽ As you move the Smudging Bouquet/Palo Santo, you may say aloud one of the included mantras - or, a mantra that is personal & applicable to you, for the space or person you are working with. Continually repeat your mantra as you clear the space.
☽ A rich & purifying aroma will fill the air bringing a sense of peace, balance & clarity to the moment.
☽ Listen to your intuition, once you feel you have cleansed your space, object or being, place your Smudging Bouquet/Wand in a fireproof bowl & allow the embers to burn out.
☽ Please remember to always exercise care & caution when working with fire & energies.
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✧ Happy Clearing ✧
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