White Sage is a plant native to high desert ecosystems and grown mostly in California.
White Sage is regarded as the most sacred herb of all smudging herbs. Smudging is a sacred ceremony where the smoke from burning sage clears negative energies from the auric field, the energy surrounding your physical body, and the surrounding atmosphere.
It can be used for cleansing the body, home, workplace or objects.
By smudging with respect the symbolism goes beyond the physical to enhance your spiritual connection.
Return to nature, Return to yourself.
Smudge with reverence.
Set an intention before use or say a prayer, then light the end of the smudge stick and gently blow out any flame and allow it to smolder only.
When smudging yourself begin at the heart centre wafting the smoke up towards the throat then up and over the head and then down and around the body ending at the feet.
When smudging a room, walk clock wise around the perimeter smoking from the ground upwards. Use your intuition whilst smudging and noticing if there are any areas that are needing extra attention or a longer period of saging for clearing.
Once your smudging session is complete, extinguish the smoking end by placing into dry rice or sand.
It will then be ready to use next time.
When and how often: Smudging can be done everyday to cleanse and protect your energy either morning or evening or use once a week to clear, cleanse and set new intentions for the week ahead or simply whenever you feel the need to shift the energy.
Palo Santo ~ Holy Wood
Ethically Harvested in Peru.
Palo Santo is native to South America and used by Native Peoples for ceremonial purposes and healing. With a beautiful sweet and woodsy aroma, it can be used as you would a Smudge stick or incense.
It is a wonderful tool to use before going into Meditation helping to clear and raise your vibration but also ground for deeper connection to Higher Power. The mystic of this Holy Wood can be felt at first light, leaving you mentally and emotionally clear and calm.
For health and wellbeing benefits; it is often used for headaches, common colds and flu, asthma sufferers and for stress and anxiety.
Use with reverence and gratitude.
Hold the Palo Santo stick on a 45-degree angle down towards the flame of either a match, lighter or candle. Ignite and allow to burn for 30 secs. Blow out any flame and allow to smolder. Work your way around the room in a clockwise direction from the ground upwards or on the physical self, begin at the heart centre and fan the smoke up towards your throat then up and over the head and down towards the ground. Re light whenever needed.
Palo Santo can be reused. To extinguish place into dry sand or heat proof bowl.
Palo Santo is a product of Ecuador and has been harvested without harming the Palo Santo tree. The mystical spirit of this wood must be respected which is why the tree must not be cut down, only wood that has been found to have died naturally is used.