Smudging is an important part of almost every ritual, and for most of us an everyday practice. There are several benefits to smudging, some of them including;
Releasing stress and negativity
Clearing your energy
Blessing an object or a ritual
Boosting your mood and positive vibes
Health benefits from the chosen aromatics
Not only this, but Sage has a long list of medicinal benefits as well. Some of which are;
Sore Throat relief
It also repels insects and airborne bacteria!
The benefits of Smudging your home abound and it is so easy to do. Light one end of your smudge stick and allow it to catch fire before blowing out the flame. Once the smoke is rising, go room to room letting the smoke fill the space and running it around the door frames to protect the room.
If you are using smudge to bless or clean an object, you would light the stick the same way, but would then swirl the smoke around the object.
There are also a variety of different smudge sticks for different aromatics as well as uses.