Smudging in an ancient and sacred ritual used in many cultures to cleanse ones environment. Rich in Native American history smudging is a symbolic exercise found in feng shui and alternative healing practices. It involves burning selected White Sage in a manner that fills the home or other space with the fragrance of the smoke, and it is thought to clear negative energy.
In modern times the use of traditional white sage is often replaced with many different mediums, such as palo santo, eucalyptus, lavender, rosemary and many other locally sourced plant matter. Here at Froth N Flames we are of the believe smudging is more about the process rather then the medium used. It is noted that many people use herbs that are culturally appropriate for them and their region.
Our White Sage and Pala Santo sticks are sustainable sourced and responsibly harvested. We do grow White sage in our garden and use this in many of our products.
We offer a range of smoke free smudging products that are simple to use. Smudging Soap is ever so popular. When you come in from a hard day just pop in the shower and wash away all the negativity. Try our white sage bath & foot soak
Light a Smudge Candle or use the Smudging spray whenever you can not use the traditional Smudging Sticks. Many people Smudge their home, car and their office.
Palo santo is known as the holy wood of Peru. The sought after fragrance of palo santo is formed after the death of the tree. The concentration of essential oils that give its wood an irresistible aroma and remarkable healing properties do not develop until after the tree dies. You would use Palo Santo as you would a smudge stick in your smudging or smoking ritual. Many cultures use smoking rituals so you would follow a ritual that has meaning to you. There are many videos on youtube to learn about a smudging ritual.
Palo santo may be burned, similar to incense, by lighting shavings of palo santo wood. You can light palo santo sticks and the rising smoke will enter the “energy field” of ritual participants to “clear misfortune, negative thoughtprints, and ‘evil spirits”. Peruvians harvest fallen branches and twigs of the B. graveolens tree, a practice that is regulated by the government of Peru, so trees are not cut for wood harvesting. The charcoal of palo santo sticks can also be used for ritual smudging.