Smudging or burning incense has been around for hundreds of years amongst Native Americans and many other cultures.
Burning sage, palo santo, or other medicinal herbs are known to produce negative ions that can help to improve sleep, calm the mind, increase focus, boost your mood, and kill airborne bacteria.
A 2006 study on smudging revealed that burning sage, Palo Santo, and other medicinal herbs helped to eliminate up to 94% of airborne bacteria such as mold spores, odors, viruses, dust and other germs living in your space.
It’s like spring cleaning for your home or taking a spiritual shower - keep the air around you refreshed and cleansed on a daily basis.
Smudging can help to purify and cleanse your room spiritually and literally.
It's a wonderful ritual often used to help reduce feelings of stress, anxiety, grief, or depression. The negative ions can help to “normalize serotonin levels”, a hormone that is known to boost your mood and increase a sense of calm, peace, and mental focus.
Get a fresh (and cleansed) start to this holiday season. Setting an intention, prayer, or affirmation while smudging allows you to remove negative energies and kickstart your dreams and desires with gratitude and positivity.
Create your intentions and blessings for a new home, family dinner, the holiday season, celebrations, grief, or as a way to start or end your day.