Smudging is the sacred art of burning sage and similar herbs to create a purifying smoke and aroma that can be used to cleanse negative energies from individuals and places.
Warning: Adult supervision required. Avoid smudging if pregnant. Keep children and animals away from lit smudges. Do not leave lit smudges unattended.
Directions: Light a small portion (the tip) of the bundled white sage over a ceramic bowl containing sand (or a flame proof container with other non-flammable material). While then gently blowing upon the embers to produce smoke, walk around the room, object or area, holding the sage. Hold the bowl underneath the sage stick as you smudge, to collect the ash. Start with the door and continue around the perimeters of the room. Then, walk into the center of the room and fan the smoldering sage in four directions. After smudging, extinguish the bundle in the bowl with sand. Store the remaining sage bundle for future use.