Smudge Stick - Shasta Sage 10cm
Shasta Sage is also known as Desert or Blue sage from Mount Shasta in Northern California. It has a strong aroma that activates the Third Eye and increases spiritual awareness. Light the sage wand and smoke all around your body to cleanse and purify yourself - this may be done before rituals or spell castings. To clear your home, light the sage wand and begin in the eastern corner of your house, moving sequentially to each corner. If you want to banish negative energies, you always need to smudge in a counterclockwise direction. For bringing g positive energy into your home, move in a clockwise direction.
Smudges may help clear the air, scientists have observed that sage can clear up to 94 percent of airborne bacteria and disinfect the air. Also, when sage is burned, it releases negative ions, which is linked to putting people into a positive mood.
Smudging requires simple ingredients like matches, smudging herbs, and a smudging bowl. Before you start, remember to open a door or window, because the unwanted energy you are trying to clear must have a pathway to get out. First, light one end of your smudge, allowing it to catch fire and burn for several seconds. Then gently blow on the lit end - the smudge will begin to glow and smoke. Lay the smudge on a heatproof bowl to catch the ashes as it burns.