Different types of Smudging

Smudging is a ceremony or practice used by many different cultures around the world to cleanse and bless an area. The smoke from burning sage, cedar, or other herbs and fragrances is believed to release negative energy and help to protect people, places, and things. In some cases, smudging may also be used for healing purposes. Some of the benefits of smudging include reducing stress levels, improving mental clarity and focus, calming nerves, promoting spiritual well-being, and aiding in prayer. Basically, there are many reasons why you might want to try smudging yourself! So now that we know what it is and why people do it, let’s get started on how to do it!

In this guide, we will go over how to perform a basic smudge also how to do a celtic blessing using a smudge stick. 

How to do a Basic Smudge

A smudge is a simple ceremony used to cleanse and consecrate objects or spaces. It is also a way to connect with nature and spirits. You can do a basic smudge using natural ingredients, or use an aromatic blend of essential oils or by using a smudge stick.

Smudging can be done in a variety of ways, but the most popular is with herbs and spices wrapped in a bundle or loose herbs and burned so the smoke cleanses the room. Just remember to use caution if using herbs near an open flame, as they can cause a fire risk.

To perform a basic smudge:

1) Arrange your chosen ingredients in front of you on a flat surface.

2) Light the smudge stick and let it burn until the smudge flickers in hot amber.

3) If you’re using herbs then gently place the herbs onto a lit burner or censer. Don’t overdo it- just enough to cover the material you’re working with.

4) Sit or stand close to the smudge materials, and breathe in the aromatherapy while visualizing cleansing your space and yourself.

5) When you’re finished, extinguish the smudge.

How to do a Celtic Blessing Smudge

Smudging is an ancient Native American practice used to consecrate and protect places. It’s also a way to connect with the spirit world. Celtic blessings are one type of smudging. Here’s how to do a Celtic blessing smudge:

1. Choose a clean, undisturbed place to do your smudging.

2. Place the herbs you’ll use in a bowl or on a plate and set them aside. You can use any combination of herbs that appeal to you, such as sage, lavender, rosemary, and thyme. If the herbs are in the form of a smudge stick, place the smudge on the plate. 

3. Light a candle or incense stick and place it in front of you.

4. Take a deep breath and let it out slowly. Visualize your goal or intention for the smudge being created. For example, if you’re intending to cleanse a space, imagine that energy streaming out from you and into the herbs. If you’re making a blessing for yourself or someone else, imagine sending positive energy into the space around you.

5. Beginning with the ground, sprinkle each herb over the flame or onto the hotwax of the candle. If you’re using a smudge stick, move the smudge over the flame till it is glowing amber. Gently fan the herbs with your hands as you sprinkle them to release their fragrance.

6. Say a Celtic blessing, if desired. Some examples include: “May this space be blessed and protected,” or “May all who enter here find peace and happiness.”

7. When you’re finished, extinguish the candle and let the smudge dissipate naturally.

8. Thank the spirits for their help and blessings, and enjoy your new clean space!


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