Cleansing Crystals With Sage AKA Smudging
is a tool that has been used by the native American Indians for centuries to cleanse and purify energy.
The grandfather sage or Salvia apiana is grown mostly around southern California and Mexico, I have found growers here in Australia who have found great places for it to thrive.
Grandfather sage has many medicinal properties such as being antiseptic, astringent and antibiotic it can be used used on cuts, to aid in digestion, infections, skin inflammations, golden staph, candida, sore throats, flu, lung type infections, even to lower fever. It has a mild sedative aspect, relaxing the body and its functions. Many cultures use it for reducing fever.
For energetic cleansing and purification, we burn the dry sage leaves. This creates a short lived fire that once it goes out – maybe 15 secs or so – the leaves smolder, releasing a smoke that continues until the leaves are consumed.
Take this smoldering sage and move it around the crystals, intending that be cleansed and purified. Walk around your space, home, office, car… wherever there is either lots of different energies moving about, stagnant energies or you need to clear a space in between clients with the smoldering sage and as you do the air keeps it smoking.
Pay particular attention to corners of rooms, under massage tables or beds.
It has quite a strong smell, some people love it others dont. Opening windows will clear the energy faster too for those who dont like the smell. It also helps the leaves burn out faster.
You can buy the sage wrapped into whats called a smudge stick, but I find unless you are doing big spaces or a lot of people once you light it its hard to put out without say a bucket of sand to quench it.
I prefer to use loose leaves and put them into a tea light holder and burn 3 or 4 leaves at a time. I can easily cleanse a room and all my crystals with this amount, so long as they are not overburdened.
If you have heavy stuff going on, then use more, but for most instances you only need a few leaves and loose makes this easier.
If you have the smudge stick, youll need to unwrap the string and break leaves off to get a few, which can be done without too much trouble anyway, and they do look great all bunched up and wrapped with string.
If you would like to buy some loose Grandfather Sage – I have it in 10g loose leaf bundles.
The photo shows a little over 10g… 10.6 to be exact. Maybe 40 leaves.
Leaves measure up to 5cms long for scale.
For Australian Orders – Including regular post within Australia.
10 grams of loose Grandfather Sage leaves $16.00
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20 grams of loose Grandfather Sage leaves $22.00
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30 grams of loose Grandfather Sage leaves $28.00
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20 grams of loose Grandfather Sage leaves $28.00
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30 grams of loose Grandfather Sage leaves $34.00
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