Satyamani Natural California White Sage Smudge Leaves & Clusters is an important purification ritual in many different cultures and traditions. Smudging is the burning of the sacred herbs in cleansing, purification, and prayer ceremonies. All of the herbs used in the wands are viewed as "sacred" by Native Americans who have used the wands or loose herbs for generations of smudging. Light a leaf and extinguish the flame allowing the Sage to smoke. Wave or use a feather fan to disperse the smoke through your Aura and into your Home and your Sacred Spaces. Hold your intent as you Smudge, Clear, and Purify. Use Sage Smudge Sticks regularly to keep yourself, your tools, crystals and homes clear to receive abundant light. Smudging Sage requires these steps apply whether you re smudging yourself, your home, or an object. You can smudge any of these as often as you d like. Light the end of a sage bundle with a match. Blow out quickly if it catches on fire. The tips of the leaves should smoulder slowly, releasing thick smoke. Direct this smoke around your body and space with one hand while holding the bundle in the other. Allow the incense to linger on the areas of your body or surroundings you d like to focus on. Using a fan or feather can also help direct the smoke, though this is optional. Burning sage has many benefits as a spiritual practice. Some research supports certain health benefits of sage, such as antimicrobial properties and enhanced alertness, but more research is needed. Keep in mind: Burning sage is a sacred religious practice in some Native American cultures. Treat the ritual with respect.