Cleansing with smoke or smudging (the common name given to sacred smoke blessings) ~ a powerful cleansing technique. The smoke is used to remove negative energy and restore balance. It is the art of cleansing yourself and your environment, clearing away all emotional and energetic garbage that has gathered over time
The benefits of burning herbs are cleansing negative and/or bringing in positive energy. It can add protection to a person or place or consecrate a space or item for ceremonial use. Many use it for meditation or guidance, while some use it for simply the aroma.
A few common herbs used regularly for cleansing that we will be discussing are:
Sage, Cedar, Frankincense,Lavender,Myrrh and Palo Santo
The act of smudging is done by using either dry loose herbs or smudge sticks (herbs tied together), we will be discussing both