Smudging or burning herbs, oils or resins is a practice used to naturally and/or spiritually cleanse an area of toxins or negative energy. It is said to have been practiced for thousands of years by numerous cultures for a variety of purposes:
- To expel insects, especially flying bugs,
- To cleanse negative spirits,
- To cleanse the air of germs and bacteria as used during the Black Plague in Europe,
- To purify or bless people or locations, etc.
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Typically, dried sage sticks with leaves are the go to smudge herbs in western society. Here is a link to a post listing it and other herbs or resins that can be used for your smudging practices.
Share your favorite herbs or products, which you use during smudging!