Smudging is the new black

We’ve all heard about smudging, but there is still a lot of questions about it. So, here are some basic informations about this amazing ritual.

We are all energy and it makes sense that we all carry energy - both our own and of other people’s - around with us and into our homes every day. As it goes in life, this energy is not always as positive as we’d like it to be, so it can accumulate and stagnate over time, which brings us to low moods, feelings of being stuck and even cause bad relationships in our households. There is actually no right or wrong way to smudge your home, you are free to create your own smudging rituals, having the freedom of making them simple or as spiritual as you’d like. In any case, it is a very calming ritual which brings a cleansing energy in your homes.



Smudging is a practice of burning herbal material, in some Native American ceremonies there are certain herbs used to purify or bless people and places. Mostly commonly used herb is white sage, which is ideal for clearing the air on an energetic level, while also having a few other practical uses. It releases negative ions that fight against dust and pollution, even more, some researches has also shown that it clears more than 90% of bacteria in up to 24 hours.

Smudging is also a good ritual tool to clean yourself or your space of negativity. You can use it to establish a positive environment for meditation or some other ritual you practise. It can also cleanse or empower specific object, which can be useful with new purchases, gifts or secondhand items. It may also help you improve your mood, as smudging can literally lift your spirit to banish negativity. One study documented white sage as an important traditional remedy for treating anxiety, depression and mood disorders in certain cultures. One of the research projects for the University of Mississippi even came to a conclusion that white sage is rich in compounds that activate certain receptors in brain, which are responsible for elevating mood levels, reducing stress and alleviating pain.

To start with a smudging practice you’ll need some fairly simple, but necessary tools.

- a sage bundle
- a seashell or bowl of ceramic, glass or clay to hold burning sage and capture ash
- long matches for burning
- feather or fan for fanning smoke
- a sage of your choice


Before you start, set your mind to what you want get from the ritual - do you smudge for spiritual, energetic or negativity clearing purposes. Leave a window open before, during and after smudging, so the smoke can get out of the room. If you are smudging yourself from the negative energy, direct the smoke around your body and space with one hand while holding the bundle in the other. If you are smudging your home, direct sage smoke over all surfaces and spaces around. Some recommend doing it in clockwise direction around your home, ending back where you started. Or just follow your intuition. For smudging of the object you have to direct smoke around and over the object of your choice. You can also smudge for aromatherapy purposes, so you light and burn sage to improve fragrance and mood.

When you’re done and your smudge stick is completely extinguished, store it in a safe, dry place out of the sun.

Hope we’ve helped you a little bit. Now go and enjoy your smudging ritual!

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