3. Burning sage and other herbs can help to lessen the EMF static and chaos in the air from our electronics. EMFs can interfere with the subtle energies surrounding the body which can lead to fatigue, poor sleep, headaches, a low immune system, a lack of clarity or focus, and other symptoms caused by EMF.
4. A 2006 study on smudging revealed that burning sage, Palo Santo, and other medicinal herbs can help 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, get refreshed and rejuvenated with clean air on a daily basis. Smudging can help to purify and cleanse your room spiritually and literally.
5. Help to reduce feelings of stress, anxiety, grief, or depression when smudging. 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 new beginnings. 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, interview, your career, birthday celebration, grief, or even an intention for a new day.