SMOKE CLEANSE YOUR CRYSTALS
Burning sage and other herbs — also known as smudging — is a ritual focused on cleansing the energy in the space around us.One of the most common methods for cleansing crystal is with smoke. It is especially useful with crystals that cannot be submerged in water. The Palo Santo emit a smoke that can be placed nearby, above or around your crystals. Click here to read a blog about: Your Complete Guide to Smudging: What is Smudging and how to do it?
FUNCTIONALITY + PURPOSE
The process of burning dried sacred herbs, Palo Santo or other Incense often wrapped together in twine is one that has been practised by indigenous cultures for thousands of years. The smoke has a direct effect on reducing our stress response and has also been proven to contain antibacterial properties which keep infectious bacteria and viruses at bay. Since smudging is an ancient and ceremonial practice, it’s best to do so with awareness and in a mindful manner.
NATURAL AND UNIQUE
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HOW TO USE
+ Always open a window before smoke cleansing, so that all that negative energy has a way to leave the space. Light your Palo Santo stick at one end.
+ Keep a fireproof bowl or surface nearby to catch any embers as the Palo Santo burns out. We have several beautiful accessories available online, which are all ideal objects to use to keep your Palo Santo resting in a safe place. Shop the ‘SMUDGE AND SMOKE’ Category here!
+ Burn the Palo Santo and hover over your chosen space or crystals to cleanse of negative energy. Keep your focus on setting positive intentions for whatever it is your are cleansing. As the smoke rises into the air picture your intention and imagine the density of negative energy slowly floating away.
+ You can pray or chant and use your hands to guide the smoke. If you are cleansing a space a good clean may burn more of your Palo Santo but should engulf the entire place including the corners of every wardrobe, bathroom, hallway and basement.
+ Palo Santo is a good alternative to burning sage of floral bundles if you are looking to do a small cleanse of a limited space. As they burn for only a few minutes they are also ideal for cleansing crystals.
+ Be careful when inhaling the smoke during your burn as it may aggravate the chest. Wait until the smoke clears a little before breathing too deeply.