Asked by: Moazzam Corzon
asked in category: General Last Updated: 25th June, 2020

What sage is used for smudging?

White sage is probably the most common and popular herb for smudging. It is associated with purity and has a strong and heavy presence. It's definitely useful for when you need a major space cleansing.

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Also asked, can you use common sage for smudging?

Not all herbs, and even some varieties of sage are best to burn when dried. Garden or common sage will do the trick, too. Other smudging plants to use include cedar, sweetgrass, and sagebrush. Various herbs and wildflowers make as wonderful additions to your smudge stick.

Additionally, what can you use for smudging? Smudging and Blessing Herbs

  • Sage. The use of sage is for healing.
  • Cedar. Cedar is a medicine of protection.
  • Sweetgrass. Also called Seneca grass, holy grass and vanilla grass.
  • Lavender. This native of Europe is often used for invitation of the spirits.
  • Copal.
  • Frankincense.
  • Myrrh.
  • Smudging Feather.

Then, what type of sage is used for cleansing?

Smudging has been traditionally used to safeguard against negativity that could interfere with sleep. Some research suggests that sage contains compounds that could help ease insomnia. Classic garden sage (Salvia officinalis) is sometimes burned like white sage. It's also been used to improve sleep and soothe anxiety.

What to do with sage after smudging?

Once you've finished smudging, extinguish your sage by rubbing it in dirt or sand, on concrete, or stamping it out in a ceramic bowl. (Whatever you do, just don't put sticks out in water—you won't be able to use them again.)

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