As more people are looking for ways to keep living a life of “good vibes only”, smudging has started to gain popularity in the mainstream wellness space. We at Citrine Sundays “smudge” ourselves on the daily and cleanse our space weekly.
Using sage helps clear our spaces from stagnant or unwanted energy, brings in wisdom and clarity, and helps with our spiritual awareness. We like to burn it on days we’ve been sick or are feeling lazy and stuck. These smaller wands are great for when you’re traveling and you want to clear out past energy in a house rental or hotel room. On the regular, we burn it on Sundays to prepare ourselves for a new week. After some physically cleaning our houses or apartments, we like to clean out unseen energy in our places as well.
The rise in popularity of white sage leads us to burn it conservatively. We actually like to break up the wand into smaller pieces to burn or only light a small portion of the sage bundle to keep it lasting.
HOW TO SAGE
First, open some doors and windows and then light one end of a sage bundle for a few seconds and blow or wave the fire out. As it’s smoking, start by smudging yourself to clear any and all energy by moving the burning sage from the head down to the feet, counterclockwise around the body. Then, starting at the front door waving the smoke through every room and corner, mindfully and with intention of clearing out all the energy. It’s ideal to have a fireproof container like an abalone shell or ceramic dish to place the stick in once the embers are patted out.
Afterwards, you can use palo santo to call in the good vibes into the space. It’s perfect for when you want a fresh start to the day, need a moment to rebalance midday or feel like washing away other people’s energies that you’ve accumulated at the end of the day.
Just light the tip of the stick and let it stay lit for about thirty seconds. Once lit, it doesn’t burn as long as a sage bundle so try blowing on the fire occasionally to keep the embers ignited. In a counterclockwise motion, circle the smoking palo santo around the body, asking for good juju to fill the space.
Ready to start clearing your space? Shop our Smudge Bundles here. We’ve even included a matchbook so you can use real fire to sage it up!