How do you smudge your home?
- Gather your tools and have an exit strategy.
- Set your intention and say a mantra.
- Light up.
- Slowly walk around your space.
- Be safe.
- Extinguish your sage.
What happens when you smudge your house with sage?
Scientists have observed that sage can clear up to 94 percent of airborne bacteria in a space and disinfect the air. When sage is burned, it releases negative ions, which is linked to putting people into a positive mood. The Latin word for sage salvia stems form the word heal.
What does saging a house do?
Burning dried white sage, or saging, originated with Native Americans, who used it as many do today: To cleanse of purify a space, according to an article by Rosalyn La Pier, a professor at the University of Montana.