How & Why You Should Burn Herbs

How & Why You Should Burn Herbs

By Shannon, Posted in Herbal Remedies

Smudging is the act of burning the herbs for purifying the surroundings and drives away the negative energies from a person’s body or space. It is an ancient practice that possesses a rich history with many civilizations, especially Native Americans and Indians.

Smudging can be performed any time you feel the need for it. There a few steps given below that can help you with the process:

  • Open a door or window to give the evil entities and negative energies a path to get out.
  • Rest your sacred herbs in the abalone shell and kindle the sacred herbs/natural incense carefully using a match or lighter. 
  • Blow on the lit herbs to keep the smoke alive.
  • Move around the space that you wish to purify or use a feather /brush in case of blessing a person.

Let’s have look at the most divine sacred herbs that can push out negative energies, bring back positivity, seek protection, and good luck.

White Sage

The practice of burning white sage dates back to prehistoric times. Being an antimicrobial agent, it not only wards off bacteria, viruses, and fungi, but also repels insects. It helps banish the negativity, which could be the product of past traumatic experiences or negative energies exuding from others. It elevates one’s mood, reduces stress, improves memory, strengthens focus, boosts energy levels, and makes way for positive energies.

Garden Sage

Can I smudge the garden sage?

It is perfectly fine to smudge Garden Sage

With no White sage in view, there is no harm in improvising with garden sage. The witches do not proclaim it to be as effective as the white sage but it can be used to cleanse or bless the space. Unlike White Sage, smudging garden sage does help with insomnia and good sleep. But it is not a typical practice to smudge with garden sage.


Since ancient times, Mugwort is associated with the summer solstice and full moon. The dried sprigs of Mugwort leaves are burned and its glowing embers and smoke is wafted around the participant or ritual place for consecration. Mugwort is also quite suitable for spiritual cleansing, healing, protection, trance, vivid dreams, and intuitive development.

Mugwort is psychoactive incense that strengthens psychic awareness, opens up the pineal eye (third eye), and helps us connect with the spiritual realms.

Mugwort + Sage Smudge Spray