SAGE SMUDGE STICK
“Keep what is worth keeping and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away”
Are you holding onto a whole heap of crap that really no longer serves you or your family?
Are you moving into a new abode, new workspace or just into new territory?
Are you having so much bad luck lately that you just want to curl up and hide under a rock?
Do you feel things going bump in the night or get that eerie feeling when you walk into a certain room?
Then my friends, you need CALIFORNIAN WHITE SAGE!
Not only will it clear up any negativity or unstuck energies in your space it will also give you the added benefits of purifying the air, reduces stress, becomes antibacterial, and removes any residual energies from previous occupants of your home. It could even get rid of the fighting kids and annoying husband (jokes) 😊
But be warned…. Once you use Californian White Sage it becomes an addiction, and the neighbours will be wondering what you are up to, as the strong aroma will have them thinking you are smoking some of that funny stuff! 😊 (no jokes)
The process in which you use your sage is called “smudging” and it also cleanses your aura and clears your space of any negativity, radiating lots of positive vibrations.
The process of burning dried sacred herbs often wrapped together in twine is one that has been practiced by indigenous cultures for thousands of years. The smoke has a direct effect on reducing our stress response and has also been proven to contain antibacterial properties which keep infectious bacteria and viruses at bay. Since smudging is an ancient and ceremonial practice, it’s best to do so with awareness and in a mindful manner.
Our sage smudge stick bundles are exclusively sourced from farms focused on sustainability & eco-friendly best practices. Upon harvest, the sage is dried and hand wrapped with cotton string. Embrace’s sage is an all-natural product with no additives, artificial scents, or preservatives and is 100% organic.
Not commercially wild-harvested, Californian white sage we use here at Embrace has been grown for us obviously in California. It is a plant that is native to the high desert ecosystems and its Latin name is Salvia apiana, although we doubt you will ever need to know that!
Smudging with sage is a Native American tradition to ward off negative energies and evil spirits and has been used throughout time in ceremonies, ritual,s and magick. Indigenous cultures all around the world have been burning sage for 1000’s of years.
DID YOU KNOW: Because sage is a living plant it means that it also has a living spirit as well! This is why the spirit of sage is used to dedicate offerings to protection, blessings and clearings.
WAYS TO USE SAGE
Since sage is a very ancient and ceremonial practice we advise that you use it in a mindful manner receipting prayer or intentions as you do so.
Everybody will tell you how to sage in a different way but here at Embrace this is how we do it…
Cleansing a room, house, office, work space….
As you start, think about why you are smudging and set the intention of what you want to achieve. As you hold that intention you can light your sage the same way you would incense, and blow out the flame until your bundle is smouldering. Close all your windows and doors and make sure you turn your smoke alarm off whilst doing this. Just make sure to turn it back on once finished.
Start at the top of your front doorway and work in clockwise direction allowing the smoke from you sage into all corners of your home. It is always a good idea to use a feather or fan to help spread the smoke. The smoke will attach itself to negative energy and as it clears, it will take the negative energy with it.
You can allow the bundle to either burn out on its own or gently press it out in an abalone shell, the kitchen sink or outdoors. Always remember to never leave sage to burn on its own.
Once you have done your home why not try giving your whole body a big fat smudge. Better still, give everyone in the home one too! It is easy to do. Swirl the smudging wand gently around you or a mate from head to toe. Don’t forget under the soles of the feet and behind your neck where loads of negativity can enter our aura. Once this is done, your aura and energy field will be all clean.
You will feel that yourself and your room, home, office, work space will feel so much better and lighter.
Now you are all done you can open your windows and let the old air out and the fresh new positive energy in.
Cleansing a pet…
We are sure you will do everything possible to not burn your precious fur baby as the sparks can fly out and singe their coats. Start at their head, gently waft the smoke the way you do to yourself and move it back and forth, over their spine to their feet and tail. Watch their mood change now that they are all smudged!
Smoke Cleanse Your Crystals...
Perfect for cleansing crystals which cannot be submerged in water, or if you just don’t have time to take them to the ocean.
Cleansing Jewellery, Tarot Cards or an Object:
This is great to do if you are a second- hand shopper and love purchasing from the antique stores. Did you know that objects, especially jewellery can hold energy, good and bad? Well now that you do, you want to say goodbye to all the bad vibes and hello to all the good vibes coming in. This will also cement that piece as yours, removing any energy cords it may have to its previous owner.
It’s easy to do, just fan your piece through the smoke of the sage and if it’s a big piece of furniture for example just smudge all the way around it.
Another home décor that is trending in the market right now is to style and place your bundle in its own unique spot in your home, especially if you have that rustic or country look happening. You can use it as just solely an ornamental piece to enhance your home décor.
Please note that because sage is a natural ingredient its appearance will vary from the images shown. Embrace Australia is highly committed to our customers, we stand behind our products and customers. Our ultimate goal is to satisfy each and every customer, from the moment you purchase our products right throughout its lifetime.