HOW TO SMOKE CLEANSE
Smoke cleansing is a form of ritual alchemy used to change, shift, and transform using the element of air. Smoke from dried plants change the ionic composition of the air and reduce your stress response.
Our cleansing bundles are made with different dried plant bundles (Sage, Eucalyptus, Cedar, Juniper, Rosemary, Yerba Santa, Pinon Pine, Desert Sage, Dragon's Blood) that have their own unique properties and benefits.
Our bundles are wrapped with rose petals, lemon leaf, eucalyptus and seasonal wildflowers. We then finish them off by adding a crystal that is wrapped separately from your flowers as it is to be removed prior to lighting your wand.
Using Your Ritual Wand
Light and hold your wand over a fireproof container like a ceramic bowl, abalone shell or glass dish at all times to prevent burning or glowing herbs from falling to the floor as you cleanse. As part of your cleansing ritual - take this moment to reflect and meditate on what you would like to cleanse or clear from your life or space.
You can use a feather to direct the smoke through the air or by simply waving your ritual wand through the air gently to waft the cleansing smoke where you desire. All conflict, anger, illness, or malice is absorbed by the smoke to be released and cleansed from the energy field of the person or space.
This ancient mystical ritual is simple to incorporate in your daily or weekly spiritual routine, or anytime you feel the need for a little energy clearing.
The most ideal and necessary times to clear yourself or space would be:
- When you move into a new living space
- When you begin a new job or start your own business
- Before and after a guest enters your home
- Before and after a yoga or healing session
- Before meditation
- After an argument or illness
- Upon returning home from crowded or stressful situations
Here is your simple 3-step smoke cleansing ritual:
- Remove crystal from wand and hold in your hand as you set your desired intention for your cleansing ritual wand. What would you like to cleanse from your body or space?
- Place your bundle on a heat-proof burning surface. Light the bundle by holding a flame to it until it begins to smoke. If a true flame appears, shake the bundle gently or blow until it is just embers and smoke. You may need to re-light the cleansing bundle a few times during the ritual process.
- Once you have a nice smoke going, use your hand or a feather to direct the smoke over your body from your feet up to your head, then back down again. During your ritual, visualize the smoke taking away all that which you desire to clear.
The cleansing ritual lifts the veil between the everyday mundane and the sacred, so you are literally shifting energy at will with your intentions!
Once you have cleansed your body, begin to move through your space. Wave the smoke into all corners, across doorways, and into shadow spaces. To maintain the atmosphere of ritual, keep repeating your desired intentions in your mind as you diffuse the smoke.
Once your space is cleaned allow the cleansing bundle to either burn out or gently press it out in your heat-proof shell or vessel.