Step-by-Step Guide: How to Perform your Smudging or Smoke Cleanse Ritual
- Layout all the things you need to perform your smoke cleanse. Your chosen plant bundle/ wood to burn, heatproof bowl, fire source, smoke fan (can be a feather or just be your hand).
- If you are indoors open a window so that the energy (and any excess smoke) can flow away.
- Light the plant-based bundle or the wood and allow it to catch a flame. Once it is burning very gently blow out the flame. It will then begin to smoulder and give off smoke. You may need to relight and repeat this step during your Smoke Cleanse.
- Walk around your space, waft the smoke with your hand (or Smudge Fan) making sure to get into all the nooks and crannies. Take your time to do this and make sure your actions are filled with intentions. Think about the energy you want for the space and imbue that into all of your actions.
- Once you feel you have altered the energy in the way you wished, place the smouldering bundle into your heatproof bowl and allow it to cool. You will find that most will stop smouldering quite quickly.
Happy Smoke Cleansing!