(1) White Sage
(1) Palo Santo
White Sage/ Palo Bundle
Sage is Purifying
Scientifically speaking, the most-used types of sage have antimicrobial properties and is thought to release negative ions. California White Sage has both antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. You can easily waft sage smoke around any space. Sage smoke also offers rapid delivery to the brain and efficient absorption for your body. Researchers are currently holding it under a microscope as a natural remedy to:
- infectious bacteria
- pet dander
2. Sage Improves Your Mood
As tradition suggests, smudging can literally lift one's spirits to banish negativity.
A research project established the California White Sage activate certain receptors in the brain. These receptors are responsible for elevating mood levels, reducing stress, and even alleviating pain.
3. Sage Cleanses Your Home of Negative Energy
Smudging may be used as a ritual tool to cleanse yourself and your space of negativity. This negative energy can include past traumas, and negativity from others.
This will help you establish a positive environment for meditation and intention setting.
4. Sage Cleanses Specific Objects
You can use sage's fragrant incense to smudge yourself or specific spaces, or specific items.
It is a good practice to smudge new purchases, gifts, or secondhand items. However, any item can be smudged.
If you have any concern with adverse history or energy attached to a new or unfamiliar object, smudging may help bring peace of mind and make the item more sacred to you.
HOW TO BURN SAGE
With the popularity of sage smudging on the rise, retailers have sage sticks and smudge accessories very accessible. Many retailers provide single smudge sticks, smudge kits, smudge accessories, and even some smudging classes.
Basic tools include:
- sage bundle (or smudge stick)
- an abalone shell (traditionally used by Natives to represent water) or glass, clay, ceramic bowl to catching fallen embers and ashes
- preferably matches-- but any flame works
- feather or fan to navigate the smoke
Palo Santo, literally meaning “holy wood” in Spanish
Ceremonial Benefits of Palo Santo Aromatherapy uses botanicals to foster a sense of safety. A powerful smell can focus our attention, unify our senses, and quiet the mind. In this way, Palo Santo’s heavenly presence keeps energies grounded and clear. Palo Santo provides an uplifting scent that raises your vibration. This helps prepare for meditation. It allows for a deeper connection to Source. Palo Santo enhances creativity. It brings good fortune to those who are open to its magic.
Healing Benefits of Palo Santo Palo Santo has many traditional uses. Among them are:
Cold and flu symptoms