Smudging is an ancient ritual practiced by indigenous people, that involves the burning of medicinal or sacred plants to dispel negativity and raise vibrations.
These smudge sticks were carefully put together to inspire LOVE in all its forms. Whether you want to use it with your partner, for healing or just to practice some self-love (because it's really important), these smudge sticks will fill you with all the feels.
Rosemary, Lavender and Bay leaves
Each bundle is carefully handmade by myself with fresh herbs, foraged flowers and natural cotton rope. They are fully dried and are ready to use immediately.
Rosemary: Mental clarity and creates emotional uplifting. Good before Yoga or meditation. Has a beautiful aroma once lit
Lavender: Relaxation, happiness and peace of mind. Great for a good nights sleep and good for a happy heart.
Bay leaves: Healing, protection and psychic enhancement.
What you'll receive:
How to/care card
Reusable material bag
Heaps of love and good vibes
Each smudge stick is unique and will vary slightly in size and arrangement.
How to use your smudge stick:
Things you'll need:
A bowl or abalone shell (something that will be able to tolerate heat)
Matches, a lit candle or a lighter
Sand or salt
A feather or hand held fan
Pour some sand or salt into the bowl. This will be to lay the stick in while you do your smudging to catch any embers and ensure that your hand doesn't burn. Always practice safety when you smudge.
Open a few windows in your home to allow for negative energy to escape.
To smudge your home:
Set an intention or wishes for your home and family. This is key! You want to welcome these intentions/wishes into your space. Be sure to be in a positive state of mind.
Holding the one end of the smudge stick, gently light the other end and then softly blow out any flames. It should start to smolder and let off an aromatic white smoke. If it dies, just keep relighting it. You may need to do this a few times while you smudge.
Start at the front door of your home. Light your smudge stick and begin to move clockwise through your home. Do this mindfully with care and intent. Use your feather to wave the smoke into each room of the house, going into every nook and cranny like cupboards, under the bed and especially focusing on high traffic areas like the couch or dinning room table, etc. Try and say some sort of smudging prayer if you're comfortable with it.
”Any energy that may have entered this space that is not of love and light, may it be cleared and transmuted into love of the highest vibrations. I cleanse this space and make it clear".
End at your front door, clearing out the last bit of negative energy out through the door. You can choose to let your smudge stick die out naturally by leaving it in the bowl somewhere where you can keep an eye on it, or you can extinguish it by dipping it into the sand/salt in the bowl.
To smudge yourself:
Stand up and light your smudge stick. Start smudging yourself, moving the stick around your arms, torso, head, legs and your feet by lifting them off the ground. Let the smoke float through your fingers. Wave the smoke all over your body.
Remember to keep your intentions strong and clear in your mind and say your prayer to assist in cleansing.
”Into this smoke, I release all energies that no longer serve me, all negativity that surrounds me and all fears that limit me. Fill me with love of the highest vibrations.”
”Any energy that may have attached itself to me that is not of love and light and not for my highest good ,may it be cleared and transmuted into love”.
You can also express words of affirmation and empowerment to yourself.
When you are done smudging, be sure to enjoy your cleansed and positive energy, love-filled space/self by taking some time to relax. Sit down for a while, write a journal entry, close your eyes and take a few deep breaths. Maybe light some candles and enjoy a warm bath.