Burning Sage

How to Smudge Your Home and Invite Positive Energy

Burning sage and other sacred plants creates fragrant smoke central to the benefits of smudging. Smudging rituals are a great technique to clear a space of negativity. You can also cleanse crystals in this way. It’s important to perform a space clearing when you first move into a home, or at the beginning of a season to welcome a new chapter, but like any kind of wellness practice, the more frequently you do it, the better, particularly if there has been a traumatic experience in the home.

Burning sage and Smudging has long been used to connect to the spiritual realm and to enhance intuition. For healers and laypeople in traditional cultures, burning sage is used to achieve a healing state or to cleanse a dwelling or crystals. Sage also has well known scientific anti-microbial, anti-viral and anti-insect properties. Salvia and White Prairie Sage contain thujone which is a mild psychoactive ingredient. Many people agree that Smudging can banish negativity, reduce stress and aid sleep.

Burning sage has many benefits as a spiritual practice. Some research supports health benefits of sage, such as anti-microbial/anti-viral properties, as well as enhanced alertness. Like any kind of wellness practice, the more frequently you do it, the better.