Saturday, May 17, 2014

Herbs for Smudging and their Properties

Cedar Smudge Sticks by Michelle Phillips

Almost any herb can be smudged with. These are just a few of the basic ones that have been used for centuries by many cultures.

Cedar: clears out negative and undesirable energies and brings in positive energy. Provides Spiritual strength. Sacred Herb of the West/Water.

Juniper: Strengthening, healing, purifying, cleansing, and protecting. Wards off evil. Helps Solar Plexus Chakra.

Sage, White: raises vibrational level, clears out negative energy. Sage is the Sacred Herb of the South/Fire.

Rosemary: increases mental abilities, is an ancient Sacred herb used by indigenous peoples, and brings in positive and uplifting energies.

Palo Santo Wood: Sacred Wood. Another ancient smudging product, this one quickly raises vibrational levels, while purifying and cleansing. This is my preferred smudging material!

Frankincense Resin: Clears negative energy, invites in positive energies, is used for consecrating objects such as stones, helps with transformation, contacting other planes, and meditation.

Copal Resin: Especially useful for clearing out negative energies and entities, while providing protection. Is Spiritually cleansing and healing. Represents the light of the Sun. Used when calling for spiritual assistance.

Sweet Grass: The hair of our Ancestors, and, as such, calls in Ancestral energies for assistance and learning. Also raises the vibrational level. Sacred Herb of the North/Earth.

Lavender: Helps to remove the excess emotional energies of others from our bodies, and energy fields. Also assists us in releasing emotional energy when we have been overly emotional. Good to use after working with helping spirits cross over, to release their energies from our energy field.

Olive: protection, courage, potency and strength.

In addition, any incense containing these ingredients can be used for smudging. I make a handmade cone incense called Sacred Space, that contains all of these ingredients and more, available for sale in my Etsy shop, Touch the Earth. I also carry pure Cedar cone incense, and Cedar loose herb incense.

The Touch the Earth Etsy Shop:
www.etsy.com/shop/TheTouchTheEarthShop

Copyright 2014 Michelle Phillips for Touch the Earth

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