Space Clearing with Sage - Smudging

Space Clearing with Sage - Smudging

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Feeling a bit stagnant or surrounded by negative vibes in your home? Maybe it's time to refresh your space and clear out those unwanted energies. Learn how to create an uplifting and energizing atmosphere through a space-clearing ritual. Some people called this Smudging. This simple practice will not only boost your mood, energy levels, and overall outlook but also enhance health, happiness, and mental clarity within your living environment.

smudge sticks

Say goodbye to artificial and chemical-laden products that promise a fragrant home and instead opt for natural alternatives like essential oils, incense, and sage to rejuvenate your space. These natural products, such as high-quality essential oils and sage smudge sticks, are precious gifts from Mother Earth that can purify our surroundings and reconnect us with the natural world.

White Sage smudge stick

Smudging, a traditional Native American practice, involves burning herbs and resins to purify spaces, individuals, and objects while also offering blessings. Although various herbs can be used for smudging, sage remains the most popular choice due to its sacred, positive energy and elevated vibration. By cleansing both the physical and energetic environment, sage maximizes the vibrational harmony of your space.

smudging sticks

Ready to get started? Follow this comprehensive step-by-step guide to develop your own smudging ritual and cleanse your space effectively.

  1. Obtain your sage: Crystal Visions offers beautiful quality sage smudge sticks that are ready to use. Alternatively, you can grow your own white sage from seed, dry it thoroughly, bundle it up, and voila! You've created your very own personalized smudge stick.

  2. Use feathers for wafting: Select a large feather or create a feather fan using found feathers. Waft the sage smoke using the feather during your cleansing ceremony. Feathers not only complement the ethereal nature of the smudging ritual but also help disperse the sage smoke more effectively throughout the air, cleansing a larger area. If feathers are not available or you prefer not to use them, you can gently wave your smudge stick around, as if painting in the air.

  3. Set your intentions: Before lighting the sage, take a moment to focus on your intentions or blessings for your space. Clear your mind and consider what you'd like to release and banish from your surroundings, as well as what you desire to invite in. Visualize the sage smoke removing any unwanted energies that no longer serve you, along with unseen negativity, as it wafts out of your space.

  4. Open the space: Native American tradition suggests that sage repels negative energy and life-sucking entities. Therefore, ensure a clear path for any bad energy to escape by opening your doors and windows before you begin smudging.

  5. Light your smudge stick: Sage leaves can be slow to ignite, so it's best to use a lighter instead of a match. Allow the leaves to catch fire, then blow softly and gently until the flame extinguishes, and your smudge stick starts emitting a soft, grey smoke. Use your feathers t gently fan the sage and encourage a steady stream of smoke, or nationally wave it through the air in gentle arcs with your hand.

  6. Smudge your spa: Begin at the back of your home and waft the smoke into the corners of each room, reaching up to the ceiling. While doing so, visualize negative and unwanted energies drifting out of your space alongside the billowing sage smoke. Maintain focus on your intentions and allow the sage to guide you as you move from room to room, progressing toward the entrance of your home. Pay special attention to areas that feel dark or heavy, where energy may be stuck. Continue sm ging until you sense the energy shifting to a light and clear state.

  7. Smudge important objects: While clearing your space, take the time to smudge any cherished or frequently used objects. This practice will enhance their vibration and ensure their energy remains positive. Pass the selected items through or above the sage smoke to clear any negative vibes.

  8. Smudge people: The smoke of sage can also be used to clear negativity from a person's energetic field or uplift a depressed mood. To cleanse another person's aura, have them stand in front of you with their feet apart and arms out to the sides (starfish pose). Wave the smudge stick in ft arcs or fan the smoke with your feather, moving from their f t up towards their head. Smudge their legs, torso, and each arm up to the armpit. Then, move behind them and have them lift each foot so you can pass the sage underneath. Repeat the smudging process on the backside of their legs, torso, arms, neck, and head. You c  also ask a friend to smudge you or perform the ritual on your lf using a similar technique. Inhaling sage smoke is not harmful to your health, so let the sweet wafting smoke remove unwanted energies from your aura and elevate your vibration without any concerns.

  9. Extinguish and store the smudge stick: Once you feel satisfied with cleansing our space, important items, and people from back to front, it's time to safely extinguish the sage. You can cover it with a flame the snuffer, ury it in soil, or use running water to put out the burning embers. To honour the sacred energy of the sage and help maintain its elevated vibration, store it above waist height in a clean, dry spot.


That's it! Now, sit back, relax, and enjoy your freshly cleansed space, along with the positive energy and lightness it brings to your body and mind. You can repeat the space-clearing ritual as often as needed, particularly during times such as moving house, after an argument or illness, following the departure of unwanted visitors, or simply when your energy feels stagnant. If you need to buy some Smudge Stick, be sure to check out our range. Happy smudging!

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