White Sage & Cinnamon 10 cm (1pcs)
The combination of white sage and cinnamon sticks has a soothing and purifying effect. Cinnamon is known for its warming effect, both on your body and on your mind. White sage is known for its cleansing effects and the power to expel negative energy. In addition, white sage is soothing and refreshing.
What is smudging and where does it come from?
Smudging is the burning of certain herbs to purify the air from bad energy. This is always done in a smudge bowl or shell. The ritual comes from the Indians. They traditionally used herbs such as white sage, to cleanse themselves and their environment from bad energies and evil spirits. By burning a herb such as white sage, they made contact with the spiritual world. White sage is the best-known herb used by the Indians. It grows primarily in California.
The scents and effects of white sage and cinnamon
The interesting thing about cinnamon and sage is that they are two very different scents. It is precisely because of this that they complement each other perfectly. White sage is heavy and spicy. It is a soothing and invigorating scent. As soon as you burn sage, you are soon convinced of the cleansing feature of this herb.
Cinnamon is known worldwide. Both in the kitchen (stew, pastries, tea) and in products like incense and scented candles. The scent is soft, friendly and sweet. This is also the effect that the scent has on your mind. Together with white sage, it soothes negative thoughts and creates a pleasant scent in your home.
How do you use a smudge stick?
The nice thing about smudging is that you burn pure, dried herbs. So there are no additions. The only thing you need is a smudging bowl or shell. For example, you can use an abalone shell. You put a few twigs in the shell. Light them with a match or lighter, and wait until the twigs burn. Then you blow out the flame.
With a feather you can ensure that the scent of the herbs spreads extra well. This way you can perform the smudging ritual. If you really want to clean your living space properly, it is best to open one or more windows. So that negativity and unwanted odors can leave your home. You also ventilate your house, which always remains important.
Herbal smudging tips
Did you know that Indians united the four elements for their smudge rituals? Hereby the herbs represent the element earth, the combustion for fire, the smoke for air and a shell for water.
At Eastern Trading you can find different smudge shells and beautiful abalone shells. In addition, we sell different feathers with which you can spread the scent of the herbs. Just like with incense, it is important not to burn anything when you are not around. Always pay attention to pets and young children.