Cleansing & Smudging Alternatives

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  • ASPEN - Aspen is known to be used traditionally for protection and the essential oils in the leaves work as a type of anxiety reducer. Aspen burns quickly, Because of this, sometimes it's simply preferred to add Aspen essential oils in Sage Smudge Sprays.
  • ROSEMARY - Rosemary  is known to to be soothing and encourages a sense of peace within your environment .Rosemary also removes negative energy from places and spaces because of this, Rosemary is known to be added into a mix with Sage Bundles. 
  • LEMONGRASS - Lemongrass is for purifying and cleansing, Lemongrass is also known to have an amazing energising scent as well which is refreshing and encourages Clarity and Focus. 
  • SAGE - Sage isn't just known for being an antibacterial,The smoke from sage to use to cleanse, bless and heal, remove negativity from an object or person being cleansed .Sage is unique because of the many different types and scents .. From White Sage, Common Sage to Desert Sage and for those who may dislike the scent of White Sage, Desert and Loaded sage mixes are the best alternative for the hints of woody and sweet scents which is for Cleansing, Balance, Strengthening. 
  • CINNAMON - Cinnamon is known for increasing energy and motivation and it even aids in healing, Burning cinnamon is best used if you have a cold or flu, The essential oils in cinnamon help relax, soothe you and can even make you feel a little better.
  • BLUE SPRUCE - Blue Spruce is rare, well, least commonly used for smudging cleansing however, much like Cedar, Blue Spruce has a very welcoming scent known to used for cleansing purposes for Serenity, grace and nobility.
  • CEDAR - Cedar is known to be used commonly for beginners, its also known to be used commonly along with white sage. Cedar is a very slow burning and perfect for full smudge rituals as well.  Traditionally, Cedar has been used simply for Renewal and Protection and grounding.
  • EUCALYPTUS - Eucalyptus isn't just used as a great decongestant during cold season and known for muscle relief in bath products, Smudging with eucalyptus is for protection, health boosting as well as being energising for cleansings. 
  • BAY LEAF - The  aromatic  Essential oil in bay leaves, while smudging is known to work as a mood booster. The Bay leaf has multiple uses from Protection, Healing and Calming to Success, victory and being an Anxiety reducer. 
  • MYRRH - The resin Myrrh is mentioned in religious context For Christians, Muslims and Jewish context, This resin is known for enlightenment, healing, and grounding. The Oil and Resin alike is known for having a familiar earthy scent. 
  • LAVENDER - Lavender is known to help encourage a restful night's sleep as well as peace of mind, relaxation and happiness. Lavender is unique cleansing tool, actually, when you burn lavender petals along with the stems, the lavender scent is simply increased as it burns, It's a lovely scented combination with Blue Or Desert sage.  
  • PEPPERMINT - Regardless if you would like a perfect  winter blend incense or a good winter blend cleansing mix, Peppermint is simply refreshing and soothing. 
  • PINE - Pine is an excellent herb for cleansing and protection. Like all evergreens, Pine is associated with prosperity and good health. Pine needles are traditionally used to bless a new home. In Druid lore, the Pine tree stands for persistence, moderation, and self-confidence.
  • CLOVE - Clove used to drive away hostile, negative forces, for Psychics,this herb is known as the Psychic enhancer. It is also used to produce spiritual vibrations and to purify the area.
  • DILL - Dill is used  for protection, luck traditionally during smudging.
  • GINGER - Ginger is a powerful protective ingredient that can be found almost in every kitchen. The herb is used for protection.
  • CALENDULA - Calendula is traditionally used for purification and ceremonial uses, however, this flower goes well with general incense as well.
  • MUGWORT - Mugwort mixed with common dried Sage is called Black Sage however, Mugwort alone is not a type of sage but combined its used for smudging, cleansing purposes or as the mugwort plant is actually called Artemisia Vulgaris: the herb brings clarity deepens intuitive abilities as well as removes the unwanted energy.
  • FRANKINCENSE - At one time, frankincense was more valuable than gold, Also mentioned in holy text, . The frankincense is used to cleanse and Its benefits when used for smudging include reducing stress, easing tension and reduces headaches.
  • AMARANTH - Amaranth removes intuition blocks, helps aid in healing, Adds in additional comfort to your sacred space. 









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