What is A Smudge Stick?
What is A Smudge Stick? What Are Its Spiritual Benefits?
Crafted with herbs and ingredients sourced from Mother Nature, smudge sticks are known for their Aromatherapeutic properties and play a significant role in spiritual practices. At Dante's Luxury we handmake every smudge stick and flower wand in our store.
These one of a kind products are made with locally sourced herbs, florals and white sage paired with ethically sourced crystals from around the world.
What is Smudging?
The act of burning sacred herbs for spiritual cleansing is referred to as smudging. Traditionally, sage has been the most popular choice of a smudging tool, owing to its spiritual significance.
How to burn a smudge wand safely?
IMPORTANT NOTE: Do not burn the flowers in the flower wands, only burn the sage for the burning ritual. Some flowers used are preserved and not meant for burning. If you are confused as to what part of the wand is the sage, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hold the smudge at a 45-degree angle, light the tips of the sage, gently blow out the flame as soon as you see it so that you see orange embers only, not a flame.
Continue this process till you have reached your desired smoke strength. Then you can start the process of clearing your space. Waft the smoke around, do this in a clockwise circle in each corner of your room. Always burn on or over a heat resistant surface, within sight and out of the reach of children and pets. Avoid drafts. Handle with care.
Leave a window open before, during, and after smudging. This allows smoke to escape. Allow the ash to collect in a ceramic bowl as you go.
Never leave a burning smudge unattended. When finished , Make sure they are completely extinguished. You can do this by dabbing the lit end into a small bowl of sand or a little water. Once it's completely put out, store it in a safe, dry place out of the direct sun. You can use them multiple times.
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How to care for your Smudge Sticks?
Take your smudge stick out of the packaging as soon as they arrive to you. Place them in an open basket where they can get plenty of fresh air. Keep them out of direct sunlight. Avoid keeping smudges in rooms with high humidity (Example: Garage, Laundry, Dryer, Air-con etc). As they are real dry flowers, colour may slightly fade as the time goes by. They also shrink over time and may need retightening. If taken care well, your smudge stick will last months looking absolutely beautiful.
History of Smudge Sticks
The ritual of burning smudge sticks originated in Native American cultures. Many traditional societies practiced this act of smudging, believing in the healing properties of the aromatic sage sticks.
While sage sticks are usually connected with Native American cultures, a lot of cultures around the world believe in burning incense sticks or embrace the power of different kinds of aromatic smoke.
The idea, in most cases, is to cleanse a particular space of negative energies and create an atmosphere of healing, peace, and spiritual well-being.
However, the connotations change from culture to culture, and so does the burning agent that is used in the rituals.
Benefits of Smudging
Smudging sage sticks can bring about an abundance of positive changes in your life. It infuses a dash of positivity into every space, improves your mental health and wellbeing, and allows you to be spiritually aligned with the higher forces of the universe.
Smudging has been the ideal way of spiritual cleansing, since time immemorial. The simple act of burning sage or keeping the smudge sticks in your living or working space can cleanse out toxic energies, and allow you to stay connected to your higher purpose.
The beautiful aroma of sage repels insects and keeps your home safe from free radical damage. As a result, you experience pure and fresh indoor air, which aids in improved health. The sticks can be used for cleansing a particular space, as well as objects. And in case you are bound by conditions such as asthma, you can refrain from performing the burning ritual. Simply place the smudge sticks in your room, and allow its healing aura to disseminate all over your space.
The smoke from the natural ingredients and the fragrance that emits from them dispels negativity from your space. It makes room for positive energies to flow into your home and wards off anything that is toxic and negative. The impact of smudge sticks does not remain limited within the realm of the physical space, rather it gets extended to the dim recesses of the mind. For times when you're feeling drained of energy, and outside forces are having a negative influence on your mental state, smudging allows your thoughts to be transcended into the spiritual level, and brings peace.
For times when you're seeking clarity of thought, or you're embarking on a new phase of life, the aroma of sage sticks can help you unify with your higher self. It clears away the mindless chatter and restores peace and happiness in your heart.
If you often find yourself feeling lethargic, and in a state of agony, smudging sticks can bring about a significant change in your mood. The beautiful aroma uplifts your spirit and makes you feel joyous, grateful, and more appreciative of everything that you have been blessed with.
The healing aura, coupled with the soothing sensation, makes way for peace and joy, and elevates your mental state to a position where you are no longer bothered by worldly thoughts, rather you learn to introspect, align your chakras, and seek the guidance of the celestial powers.
Smudge sticks contain the goodness of the ancient practice called Aromatherapy, a field of treatment that uses natural fragrances to heal your mind and body. Our hand-crafted smudge sticks are all about emitting a pleasant fragrance, and with their soothing aroma, they restore the natural balance of your mind, body, and soul, keep you safe from ailments, nourish your skin, and connect you to the higher angelic beings.
Releases Stress and Anxiety
In today's world, stress and anxiety are one of the most common reasons why people feel unwell, both physically and emotionally. Smudging helps in relieving you of stress, anxiety, and mental clutter, and helps you be still. At the beginning of the day, or at the end of the day, the aroma of sage sticks can help you be in tune with the universe, and set your intentions. The affirmations uttered at that time reach the celestial beings, and you are blessed with positivity and a refreshing sensation of calmness.
So if you are often feeling down, and you cannot focus on your day-to-day activities, our sage and crystal smudges can help you find a light at the end of the tunnel.
When you're practicing meditation or mindfulness, having a sage smudge stick burning by your side can have miraculous effects. You will be able to effectively deal with your emotions, minimize the wandering thoughts, and focus your energy towards spirituality.
When your mind is way too much occupied with worldly worries, it is difficult to be intuitive. That's when the sage smudge sticks enter the picture. They clear out the layers of negativities that might be surrounding you and promote better intuition. With the positive aura all around you, you can connect to the higher forces, and allow them to show you the path towards spiritual healing, by being more intuitive. You will experience high vibrations, and you'll be more receptive to what the greater powers have to offer for you.
Love & Tranquility
Whether you perform the burning ritual or place sage sticks in your personal space, you are bound to attract love, peace, happiness, and tranquility in your life. Owing to its positive aura, the aroma fills your mind with only affirmative thoughts, which ultimately get reflected in your actions.
With the smudging sticks by your side, you will be able to relax, unwind and sleep well, without allowing the unpleasant thoughts to lower your vibrations. The aroma fills your heart and soul with love, a feeling which you will gravitate towards yourself, and well as to those around you.
Where to Find Smudge Sticks?
Finding authentic smudge sticks can be quite a hassle, as they are not very widely available. Not all smudge sticks that are sold in the market are real, and they might not benefit you at all. That's why, before you make a purchase, it's important to take note of their purity and natural properties.
But you don't have to worry. At Dante's Luxury, we create smudge stick bundles with a great deal of love and care. Handcrafted in Australia, each piece is made with locally sourced herbs and natural flowers. Their aesthetic appeal and their spiritual properties make them truly unique. They can instantly uplift the environment of your living space, and keep you company during tough times.
Whether you're looking for white sage smudge sticks or smudging bundles with crystals, we create anything and everything that you'll need for spiritual upliftment.
It's time for you to dive into a journey towards spirituality, and allow our beautiful smudging tools to be your companion.