Smudging is an ancient ritual that is used to cleanse and purify areas, items and/or people, using the smoke from dried herbs such as Sage, Juniper, Lavender, and/or Cedar.
Since smudging helps to clear out negative energy, this should become an ongoing practice for your home on a monthly if not weekly basis. If you are moving into a new home you should definitely smudge it before you move in, to get rid of any negative energy that previous occupants might have left behind.
If you are using stones (or wearing stone jewelry) for their healing abilities, you will also need to smudge these items on a regular basis, in order to keep them working for you, at their highest vibrations.
How to Smudge: When smudging your house, put your burning smudge stick into a fireproof container (such as an Abalone Shell) and walk around your home, wafting smoke into the corners of all rooms, and around all windows, doorways, etc. While you are smudging, think (or speak out loud) that you are banishing all bad energy that might be within the walls and then invite the White Light in for protection. Once your house has been smudged completely, you can place our unique Home Protection Sets (Selenite Mini Towers and Black Tourmaline stones), in the four corners of your home, to keep it protected.
To smudge smaller objects (such as a stone or piece of jewelry) simply hold the item in the smoke of a smudge stick, making sure all sides are touched by the smoke. Your item is then cleansed and ready to use again.
For those who don’t like the smell of smoke, or those who are allergic to smoke, we will soon be carrying a White Sage Spray that can be used for cleansing instead of the burning smudge stick. The White Sage Spray will be a great item to travel with, because you can use it in Hotel Rooms, where smoking (of any kind) is prohibited.