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 wands 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. Smudge sticks made from this wood are particularly great for cleansing and creating sacred spaces. It can be burned, planted and used in incense. It’s 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.
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).
Sage is best known as one of the most powerful and beneficial herbs to purify and cleanse a place or a person from negative energies. Sage is used in magical workings for immortality, longevity, wisdom, protection and the granting of wishes. Sage is also believed to help alleviate the sorrow of the death of a loved one.
*Ethically & sustainably harvested.
Yerba Santa ("Holy Herb" in Spanish) is also used for cleansing rituals, as well as for protection and setting boundaries.
Smudging 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 smudge the home at least several times a year. Some people smudge as much as once a day.
To get started with smudging, place a fireproof dish on a table, desk, or any other appropriate surface with with your smudge stick. While holding your smudge stick light the end of the smudge stick with a match or lighter, then gently wave the sage smudge 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 smudging 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 smudging the room corners, as they tend to accumulate stagnant energy. Be sure to also open the closet doors and carefully smudge inside. Do not forget about spaces such as the laundry room, the garage, and the basement.
When you have smudged all areas of your house, return to the starting point and monitor your smudge stick until it is extinguished or place it an a smudge pot.
It is best to perform smudging at a time when you will not be disturbed. It will allow you create a sense of ceremony when you smudge your house, allow yourself at least 10 to 15 minutes.
*All cleansing sticks are approximately 3" to 4" in length except Blue Sage which is 7” in length
**Does not include shell, plate or amethyst crystal in picture.
***Not for internal consumption.