Smudging is an old and ancient practice used by witches and Native Americans where the burning of herbs are used for cleansing and purification before sacred ritual. Smudging calls on the spirits of sacred plants to drive away negative energies and restore balance. Use white sage smudging wands for cleansing the home and the body, clearing away negative energies and removing emotional garbage.
Light the sage wand and smoke all around your body to cleanse and purify yourself. This is done before ritual or spell casting. To clear the home, light the sage wand and begin in the eastern corner of your house, moving in a widdershins (counterclockwise) direction to each corner of the home. SInce you are banishing negative energies, you always want to smudge in a counterclockwise direction.
Gathered from the Californian shore, each bundle of dried white sage measures approx 11 cm long.