How to use your Herbal Wand
Use a candle/match to ignite. Allow it to burn for up to 1 minute, then blow out. Use a bowl/shell filled with salt to catch any embers.
Set your intention (or use affirmation provided) while holding your crystal. Wave wand through the air gently to direct smoke where you want it.
Once finished, gently extinguish the burning end in your bowl/shell.
When you are done cleansing, take some time to relax and enjoy the positive energy. Sit down, close your eyes, and take a few deep breaths.
Keep your crystal with you to keep your intention at the forefront of your mind.
Always use caution and respect when working with fire.
Smoke Cleansing vs Smudging
Smoke cleansing can be profoundly beautiful, empowering, and supportive.
The form of smoke cleansing that most people are familiar with today is “smudging.” The commercialization of smudging is unfortunate on multiple fronts—it is cultural appropriation of North American indigenous practices, it has created serious issues around illegal and/or irresponsible wild harvesting of traditional white sage.
Smudging is one of the oldest sacred methods of cleansing a person or space, and getting rid of unwanted spirits, and refers to specific cultural practices.
Smoke cleansing may look like smudging, but is the simple act of incorporating healing plants (mugwort, lavender, or rosemary are great options) into your home cleansing rituals.
Mugwort vs White Sage
We choose to use Mugwort in our Herbal Wands instead of White Sage. White Sage is over-harvested due to its commoditization for use by non-Indigenous people. This has resulted in Indigenous communities not having access to their traditional medicines. White Sage is sacred for several native tribes and used in ceremonies.