Smudging sage in a larger bundle – for cleansing and purifying. Said to banish unwelcome entities and kill bacteria too.
NOTE: The abalone shell is NOT included but we do sometimes have some in stock. If you fancy buying one please ring first to check price and availability.
Use with care as sage is powerful.
WARNING: Not to be used near pregnant people or those with asthma or epilepsy.
Keep animals and children away from the room or space you are smudging. NEVER leave a lit bundle of sage unattended.
Use responsibly at own risk.
Mystics say the Native American practice of smudging or purifying a room with the smoke of sacred herbs, can help clear negative energy from a space. And the apparent benefits are steeped in science—when burned, sage and other herbs release negative ions, which research has linked to a more positive mood.
To practice smudging at home, it’s important to be respectful and learn how to handle the herbs according to traditional protocols.
“To understand the protocol means you have to learn something about aboriginal people. So in a sense, the medicines are working in a kind way, saying ‘learn about me and we can respect each other and we can walk together. Native American medicines must be treated with reverence, so once you’ve acquired the herbs, clear out a bookshelf or an honoured place in your home that is above waist height to store them. You may want to find birch baskets to keep them in.
Before you begin, open a window or door. Place the herbs in an abalone shell, or a clay bowl, and light them with a wooden match. Then gently blow out the flame, letting the material continue to smoulder. Walk around the room holding the sage safely, so that all parts can be cleansed. It’s good to make a noise life chanting “OUT DEMONS” or ringing a bell when smudging to chase any bad things away. If anyone hears you and laughs at what you’re doing, just tell them it’s better to be safe than sorry.