How to Use Sage Smudging for Cleansing and Purifying Spaces and Skin


Sage smudging is an ancient practice used for centuries by various cultures. Many believe that it offers a powerful method to cleanse and purify both your living space and even your skin. But is there really any truth to that? If you ask us — yes, there definitely is. But you have to know how to do it right. So, let’s go over the basics.

Cleansing Spaces with Sage Smudging

You’ve probably already heard about cleansing spaces with sage smudging. Of course, we’re not talking about actual cleaning. Instead, sage smudging is all about cleansing the aura and vibrations of a certain space. If you’re someone who is sensitive to energy, you’ll know what we’re talking about.

Materials Needed:

  1. Bundle of dried sage (commonly white sage)
  2. Heat-resistant bowl or abalone shell
  3. Matches or lighter


  1. Before you do anything else, make sure that the doors and windows of your home are open. This will allow the smoke to escape and negative energies to dissipate.
  2. Ignite the sage bundle using matches or a lighter until it smolders and produces smoke.
  3. Starting from the entrance, move clockwise around the space, gently waving the smoldering sage bundle. Focus on corners, doorways, and areas where negative energy has a tendency to collect.
  4. Don’t forget to speak out your intentions. For cleansing, purification, and positivity, whatever it may be, make sure you mention it.
  5. Once you’ve smudged the entire space, carefully extinguish the sage in your heat-resistant bowl or shell.

Congratulations, your space is now officially cleansed! Even if you’re not a particularly spiritual person, we would still strongly suggest to give this method a try. The worst that could happen if that your hose smells like sage. And that isn’t too bad either, right?

Purifying Skin with Sage Infusions

Did you know that there’s even a way to purify your skin with sage? Yes, you’ve read that right. So if you’re struggling with congestion, and none of your fancy skincare products are working, this might be worth a try.

Materials Needed:

  1. Dried sage leaves
  2. Boiling water
  3. Clean cloth or cotton pads

Steep dried sage leaves in boiling water to create a sage infusion. Allow it to cool down to a lukewarm temperature. Dip a clean cloth or cotton pads into the sage infusion and gently cleanse your skin, focusing on areas prone to congestion or imbalance.

Either rinse your skin with cool water or leave the sage infusion on your skin as a refreshing toner. You will immediately notice how much cleaner your skin is feeling.

Things To Consider

Before we finish off this article, we have to share a few precautions too. Always remember to exercise caution when working with fire during sage smudging. Also, keep in mind that sage smudging is not recommended for individuals with respiratory conditions or sensitivities. And lastly, always ensure proper ventilation when smudging to avoid inhaling excessive smoke.

Bottom Line

Sage smudging is a powerful ritual to cleanse spaces and potentially refresh the skin. Whether you’re clearing negative energies from your home or using sage infusions for skin purification, this ancient practice can be incredibly valuable. However, only if you know how to do it right! That’s why it’s so important to approach sage smudging with respect, set your intentions, and embrace the ritual as a means of promoting positive energy and purification.

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