Have you smudged with sage and made that face? You know…that face…where you scrunch it up as if you’ve smelled something not-so-delicious. Well...sage may not be for you my friend. Plenty of people really love the scent, but, it is just not for everyone. If you’re not a fan, don’t fret and just burn it anyway. You should smudge with something that feels and smells good to you. When smudging you want to cleanse the space but also infuse your space with goodness and you won't be able to do that when not enjoying the scent.
Here are a four great options:
Sweetgrass: I’m starting off with this as its probably my favorite. It just smells like the earth and to me, smells like our family farm in Iowa. Often times at Good Chi events, I’ll introduce customers to this and they LOVE it too.
Cedar: Yep, from a cedar tree. This one appeals to a lot of people too. If you like the smell of a cedar tree or even a cedar closet than you should try this one.
Palo Santo: This is also another very fragrant burnable. It does not come in dried leaf form like the items above, yet an actual stick of the wood from this South American tree. It burns just like the other items though, light an end on fire, it will extinguish itself and then use the aromatic smoke to waft throughout your space.
Lavender: You probably know the scent of lavender. Perhaps you’re a fan of lavender essential oil like I am. Did you know that you can smudge with it as well? Due to it being a rather small plant you’ll typically see lavender added to another plant. It’s pretty common to have sprigs of lavender in a sage bundle. I like to sprinkle some dried lavender in a bowl of dried cedar for a special aroma.
Now you're probably wondering where do you snag these items. You can easily find them online from various online retailers, however, we always recommend you purchase from someone you know and trust.
Here’s a link to these items from Good Chi. Feel free to make your own blend of aromatics and enjoy and allow them to cleanse your space.
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