Blue Sage is also a very good herb to burn for cleansing and protection. It is less pungent than white sage and with it's soothing scent it is very helpful in rituals for healing and abundance.
Cedar cleansing sticks are used in rituals, ceremonies, magic, or simply for aroma. Cedar sticks can be used for protection, purification, healing, and prosperity. Cedar is a powerful ingredient. Cleansing sticks made from this wood are particularly great for cleansing and creating sacred spaces. It can be burned, planted and used in an incense. Its shavings can be burnt to consecrate and purify both places and tools. Cedar is associated with power and longevity.
Dragon’s blood resin is a popular incense for ritual purposes. The resin burned as incense can be used for cleansing of space or person. It is especially useful to rid a new space of the energies of the former occupants to make room for yours when you are preparing to move in. Dragon’s blood can be burned during spells to increase courage and protection. It can also be used in spells to encourage someone who has left to return.
Eucalyptus leaves are commonly used in purification and protection magick. Eucalyptus is also great for spells involving healing,helping to overcome blockages, and reconciling difficulties in relationships.
Frankincense is often used as a purifier. Burned to cleanse a sacred space, or to anoint an area that needs to be purified. Because it is believed that the vibrational energies of frankincense are particularly powerful, many people mix frankincense with other herbs and resins to give them a magical boost, much like clear quartz does for other crystals.
Many people find burning frankincense beneficial during meditation, energy work, or chakra exercises such as opening the third eye. In some belief systems, frankincense is associated with good fortune in business.
Lavender (Purple Sage) is the most effective medicinal variety of Sage. Purple sage is used for purifying and clearing out negative energy. The aromatic lavender works to create harmony and positivity.
*Wild Lavender also known as purple sage.
Rosemary is an excellent herb to burn when you are meditating or doing dream work to remember your past lives. Burn rosemary to cleanse a ritual area or to drive negativity away from any space, object or person. Rosemary can also be used in spells for fidelity and remembrance as well as to dispel jealousy.
Mugwort is used primarily as a visionary herb. It amplifies psychic vision and may induce prophetic dreams. An herb of the Goddess as Crone, mugwort encourages wisdom and observation. It is also a very protective herb against any negative energies or spirits.
Mugwort contains the chemical thujone, which is a mild intoxicant. If you are very sensitive to thujone, remember that it can be absorbed transdermally (through the skin).
Yerba Santa ("Holy Herb" in Spanish) is also used for cleansing rituals, as well as for protection and setting boundaries.
Cleansing is an ancient and sacred ceremony, so it is best to perform it with full awareness and in a slow, mindful manner. Even the happiest homes accumulate negative vibrations over time. Many people find it helpful to cleanse their home several times a year. Some might cleanse their space every day.
To get started with cleansing, place a fireproof dish on a table, desk, or any other appropriate surface with your preferred cleansing stick. While holding your cleansing stick light the end of it with a match or lighter, then gently wave it in the air until the tip begins to smolder.
You can use a feather to blow the smoke around the room if you have one, but it is usually sufficient to simply wave your hand through the air to gently waft smoke where you want it. Remind yourself to stay connected to your breathing throughout your cleansing session.
Move in a clockwise direction around your house (usually starting at the front door), and gently wave the smoke into the air as you move. Spend a bit more time cleansing all the corners of each room, as they tend to accumulate stagnant energy. Be sure to also open the closet doors and carefully cleanse inside. Do not forget about spaces such as the laundry room, the garage, and the basement.
When you have cleansed all areas of your house, return to the starting point and monitor your cleansing stick until it is extinguished or place it heat safe dish or pot.
It is best to perform your cleansing at a time when you will not be disturbed. It will allow you to create a sense of ceremony or ritual, allow yourself at least 10 to 15 minutes.
*All cleansing sticks are approximately 3" to 4" in length
**Does not include shell, plate or amethyst crystal in picture.
***Not for internal consumption.