Juniper is a Sacred Plant used in ancient cleansing rituals because of its powerful properties. It can aid in improving your mood, relieve stress and even your quality of sleep. It can support moving negativity from your person and your home while creating a positive atmosphere around you.
To use Smudge Bundles, simply light the end and blow it out quickly to create a smoldering smoke. This smoke can then be directed around your body and into the space you wish to cleanse by simply waving your hand in front of it or directing it with a feather.
Always make sure the herb bundle has some sort of bowl under it while lit to catch any falling ashes or embers. Abalone shells are great for this but any vessel will do.
Before you begin to cleanse your space, set your mind to your intention. Personally, I smudge my house once a week and my property once a month. My intention is always to push negative energy away from my space.
I feel it's also best to open windows when you smudge to allow any negative energy to leave your home and to ensure you aren't breathing in the smoke directly. You can use a mantra if you'd like. It doesn't need to be said out loud if you aren't comfortable. I've used the same one for years that speaks to me, "Anything negative must go. Only love and light may remain."
I pay special attention to areas where negative energy can coalesce like corners, closets, and under the steps if you have open stairs.
When you're done with your smudging ritual, make sure the bundle is fully extinguished. You can then save the rest of it for next time.
Remember that smudging is sacred and should always be treated with respect and positive intentions.
My bundles contain handpicked herbs from a sustainable, private farm in California. White or Turquoise String may be used.
Each bundle comes with an instruction card.
Juniper bundles can be very dry and will shed needles. They are best burned inside a vessel to avoid falling embers.