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.
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. Throw out old things you don’t want anymore and give any unwanted items you no longer use but are in good condition. Once you have done this, begin your smudging ritual. Start by the front door, light your smudge stick in the bathroom and keep a fireproof dish with you to catch any embers. Don’t worry if there is a lot of smoke – this is normal, 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. When you are finished, stub out smudge making sure it has finished burning (please don’t put it out under water) and keep for another time. Enjoy and relax afterwards with a luxury holistic candle from The Chakra, The Special Edition Collection or The Birthstone Crystal Candle Range.