How to perform a Smudging Ritual

Smudging is a process whereby the negative energies in your space can be removed. Often you may find our home, office, or just your personal space feels somehow stale, angry, unpleasant or “negative” and often it’s a feeling you may have but perhaps cannot explain other than “something just doesn’t feel right”. When these feeling are experienced then this is an indication that smudging may be required.

Smudging is a truly very special ritual and should not be rushed or done in a way where you cannot give it your full attention. Below is a step by step guide on how best you should perform this ritual.

Step 1: Prepare your Abalone Shell by placing it on a flat heat resistant surface. Prepare your room by opening the windows to allow the negative energy to remove itself.

Step 2: Place a small amount of the sacred herbs inside an abalone shell, in preparation for

burning. Open windows to allow for the negative energy to leave the area. Set an “intent” to

remove negative energy from your home and bless the area.

Step 3: Ignite the Herbs, wait until the fire extinguishers itself and smoke flows freely. 

Step 4: Walk around the room fanning smoke using a smudging feather (if available). As you walk you can in your mind repeat a positive affirmation and eventually the smoke will dissipate and naturally flow out of your space.

Step 5: Upon the completion of the smudging and the sacred herbs have cooled, gently discard the ashes outside your home and back to mother nature.