Smudge sticks are bundles of dried herbs that when burned the smoke is said to purify and invite new energy into the home. The smoke burns up the toxic energy and can be used as frequently as you wish. Smudge sticks are used to cleanse people, objects and any area you want cleansed, however it makes sense to smudge your whole living space (and any other space you desire to be cleansed too). Once completed, there is an increased sense of calmness, well-being, optimism and physical energy. Sage is considered one of the most sacred of herbs instilling peace and tranquillity, while lavender cultivates peace of mind and restfulness. Rough crystals are believed to hold more power because they are still in their raw state.
Rose quartz is calming and helps to heal deep emotional wounds. A powerful healing crystal for strengthening the heart on all levels & promotes creativity. Rose Quartz is regarded as the stone of universal love. It helps to restore trust and harmony in all relationships and encourages love on an unconditional basis. Rose quartz opens the heart all all levels and helps to promote love in oneself and others. A deep inner healing stone.
Amethyst is a powerful and protective stone with a high vibration. It is a stone of protection and transformation helping you to move forward on in life. It helps increase perception and to help you see situations a lot clearer. A very spiritual stone, helping with connecting to the higher realms.
Named after the Greek goddess of the moon Selene, Selenite crystals are white in colour and have many healing and mystical properties - it is a crystallized form of Gypsum, which is used for good luck and protection. The powerful vibration of Selenite can clear, open, and activate the Crown and Higher Chakras and is excellent for all types of spiritual work. Selenite can also be used to strengthen the memory.
Directions of use – the best time to use your sage and lavender smudge stick is when every room is de-cluttered and clean. Clean those hard to reach areas and tidy everywhere first, you will already start to feel better. Chuck out old stuff you don’t want to keep anymore and give any unwanted items you no longer need. Once you have done this, you can start to smudge. Start upstairs, light your smudge stick in the bathroom and keep the shell with you to catch any embers. Don’t worry if there is a lot of smoke – this is normal, you can open the windows to release all the negative energy. Now in gentle rotation movements you can move your smudge stick all around the rooms and work your way through your home, finishing off with yourself. As you smudge you can say to yourself or out loud an affirmation such as ‘I release unwanted negative energy from my home and family, I release any fears that limit me, and I release any energies that no longer serve me. I am now ready to receive abundance and inner peace’. You can change any of the wording to suit your needs and this can be adapted every time you smudge. Remember to keep your shell with you to catch the embers. When you are finished, stub the smudge stick into the shell making sure it has finished burning (please don’t put it out under water) and keep for another time – the shell can be easily cleaned with soapy water and a sponge. Enjoy and relax afterwards with a luxury holistic candle from The Chakra, The Special Edition Collection or The Birthstone Crystal Candle Range.
Sage & Lavender Smudge Set
Use the shell provided to catch any embers, when you have completed your smudge ritual simply stub out the smoke with the shell, do not use water as you may not be able to re-light it. The shell is easily cleaned with soapy water.