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Smudging Negativity Away with Smudge Sticks

November 4th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

A smudge stick is a bundle of dried herbs, most commonly white sage. Often other herbs or plants are used or added and the leaves are usually bound with string in a small bundle and dried. Some other herbs and spices that are often used include cilantro, cedar, lavender, and mugwort, none of which are native to the Americas. They have a strong, pleasant aroma when burnt. Smudging is used in ceremonies by Native Americans including the Cree.

Smudging traps negativity in the smoke and carries it out to escape through the doors or windows. Use Smudging as a spiritual house cleaning especially when there are feelings of anger, resentment or other negative feelings in the house.

You can buy commercial smudges but you can make your own. The most common herb found in them is sage and this herb is good for healing and uplifting of the spirit. Sweetgrass is similar but maybe more gentle. Releasing anxiety and sorrow is what sweetgrass is used for.

Lavender is great for relaxation of the mind. Rose is another ingredient that makes the house smell beautiful and is used for love. You can add the lavender or rose to smudge sticks you buy as well if you wish to personalize your blend.


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  • 1 daisy // Nov 13, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    great information

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