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 to use your Smudge Stick: Light the end of your sage stick and after it has ignited, extinguish the flame and direct the smoke around the area you wish to cleanse. You may wish to hold a container or shell in your other hand to catch ashes or to serve as a resting place for the smouldering stick if you use a fan or a feather to direct the smoke. You can direct the smoke around yourself, another person, or in your room to clear the energy. To extinguish your sage stick, smother the end and examine closely to make sure the stick is completely out. Your smudge stick may continue to burn if not completely extinguished. A lit sage stick should not be left burning while not attended, and lots care should be used to extinguishing smouldering smudge sticks properly.