Smudge Sticks | Information | Benefits

Updated Sunday 3rd March 2021
Hi, if you're here that probably means that you're interested in buying some smudge but need some more information? Hopefully this page will provide some useful insights. 

What are Smudge sticks?

Smudge Sticks are bundles of herbs, normally White Sage, Lavender or Yerba Santo, bound together by twine. Other herbs are also used and herbs can be combined.

Why should I use Smudge Sticks?

There have been several scientific studies that have showed the benefits of burning smudge. People have been burning these herbs in order to prevent illness, to ward off negative energy, or cleanse a space, aura, person or group, in traditions that goes back thousands of years. 

In my own personal experience I've find that since Smudging I've noticed the following benefits

  • Cleanses Negative Energy
  • Clears the Air
  • Improves my sleep
  • Helps me to focus
  • Helps me to relax
  • Increased sense of Wellbeing and calmness
  • Increased energy

When should I use Smudge Sticks>

You can smudge whenever you want!

Some people use them used before meditation or prayer and they believe it connects them the spiritual realm or enhances their intuition. 

Burning sage or smudge can lift your mood and in my experience is great to combat against stress.

What herb combination I use?

Different herbs are used for different effects click here for more detailed information about the benefits of each of the herbs that are used in our smudge sticks.

White Sage for example is used to get rid of negative influences, Blue Sage , Black Sage, Yerba Santa, Ruda, Lavender, Juniper, Cinnamon, Peppermint, Rosemary, Eucalyptus, Seagrass, Cedar, Copal, Shasta Sage, Desert Sage, Dream Sage, Good Vibes, Rose Petals, Dragons Blood Sage, 


How do I use Smudge Sticks

Some people have entire Smudging rituals that include chanting.

On a practical level, you just light the smudge and wait for it to 'catch' before blowing out the flame. When the smoke builds up, you can move the stick around your body to cleanse yourself.

You can also walk around your house with the stick, ensuring that you cover all corners, cupboards etc

Once you've cleansed the house, you can leave it lit in one of our specially designed smudge dishes, or any ceramic, glass, clay dish/bowl. Abalone shells are also popular for use as a smudge dish.

How often should I Smudge?

It's up to you. I smudge once a week as part of my Wednesday Wellbeing regime, where I prioritise my Self Care! Sometimes I'll smudge if I've had a bad experience 'out on road' and at the start of a new year.

What smudge does BlackToMyRoots sell?

We offer a range of smudge sticks in a wide variety of herb combinations and in 3 lengths - 10cm, 15 cm and 22.5 cm

Our smudge sticks come tied in 100% cotton string and are packaged in plasict ziploc/airtight bags.

Happy Smudging.

Hopefully this information page helped with any questions that you may have, if not, please feel free to contact us directly.