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Sage Smudge Sticks & How To Use Them.

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What Do Sage Smudge Sticks Actually Do?

We all know that sage being good for purifying the air of infectious bacteria and viruses, this is because of the Antimicrobial Properties found in Sage. 

Not only that but Sage is also the Boss of dispelling/ clearing negative energy.

If you don’t know about clearing your space of negative energy then don’t worry, I have got you. We’re about to clear that shizz up.

What Is Smudging?

Smudging is the process of burning dried sage, this spiritual ritual originates from Native America and was a common cultural or tribal practice.


The process works with the concept of the smoke of the sage is strongly disliked by negative energy and so forces the clearing (dispersing, exiting) of the energy to leave the space.

Types of Sage Smudge Sticks

There are several types of sage smudge sticks, generally they all clear negative energy but some offer a bit more.

Blue Sage

For cleansing of negative energy and Ward off bad feelings and influences.

White Sage

For clearing negative energies of spaces, people or objects. 

Black Sage

For clarity and deepening of intuitive abilities. Also removes unwanted energy.

Palo Santo

For purifying and cleansing, as well as to get rid of bad energy and misfortune.

How To Smudge

What you need to start:

A Sage Smudge Stick

A Box of Matches

A Dish, Smudge Bowl or Abalone Shell.


Light the end of a sage bundle with a match.
Blow out quickly if it catches on fire.

The tips of the leaves should smoulder slowly, releasing smoke.

Allow the incense to linger in the surroundings you’d like to focus on.


Now it is time to walk clockwise around your room or house, allowing the smoke to fill all space areas including all little corners and spaces.

(Optional – Some people read Psalm 23 or the ‘Lords Prayer’ as they do this).


Allow the ash to collect in a ceramic bowl or shell.

End this process by allowing all the negative energy to leave through a door or window.

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