Smudge Stick
R 60.00

How to Smudge


Get some sage (or whichever herb you prefer, please make sure you specify your choice of smudge in your order form)

Get something to burn it on. If you're burning loose sage, you will definitely need some type of shell, bowl or plate that can take the heat. Tin and other thin materials are a no-no—they will burn like hell when you pick them up, and they can scorch the surface beneath them if your sage-burning ritual lasts long enough. If you're burning a smudge stick, you really just need something to rest it on. That can be a plate, ashtray, shell, whatever—just make sure it's burn-proof.

Light up. If you're burning loose herbs, light them up, let them burn for a few seconds and blow the flame out. Be careful when you blow; loose sage gets airborne pretty easily. If you're burning a smudge stick, let it burn a bit longer before blowing it out, as sticks tend to burn less easily.

If you're clearing a room, simply walk around and guide the smoke until you feel the energy shift. It doesn't take much; a few minutes ought to be enough for a basic clearing. If you're doing more than that, you might smudge for a longer period of time, but we're only covering the basics right now, and a few minutes is perfectly adequate for routine cleansing. If you *are* smudging for a longer period, I've found loose sage to be more practical, as it seems to burn longer and with less attention. Smudge sticks seem to die pretty quickly unless you've really torched the sucker at the start.

Let it burn out. The idea here is burning what you need and hopefully having it self-extinguish by the time you're done. This is something you'll need to experiment with a bit, but it's a lot easier than it sounds. When in doubt, burn less—you can always light it up again—this is a far better alternative to having to wait for it to die out on its own.

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