Blessing of Home or Business
Minimum 1 hour $150.00 & up

The Power of Smudging

According to countless ancient ways of knowing, all plants possess a sacred spirit…

…a spirit that goes well beyond, and vibrates deeper, than its physical constituents.

It is this pure and hallowed nature of plants {and our inter-connectedness} that has led to their traditional/medicinal use in ::

  • healing {physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual}

  • cleansing {a space or our bodies}

  • consecration

  • guidance

  • protection

  • community-building

  • altering, or shifting, consciousness

  • religious ceremonies

  • personal exploration


Contrary to popular thought, the use of plants for these purposes is not a new idea…nor is it new-age, super hipster mumbo-jumbo.

It is rather, a collection of methods humanity has used for millennia in order to maintain connection to the Earth — and to the spirit world as well.

One that has helped to heal and sustain us.


“Nature understands fire and smoke better than words.” -Alfred Savinelli, Plants of Power

If you follow me on Instagram {see my feed in the sidebar}, you already know that I have fallen in love with smudging — the use of smudge sticks in particular! And while there are are a barrage of herbal preparations I use/consume on a daily basis…the burning of plants {a.k.a. smudging} has become one of the most powerful ways for me to experience their blessing.

As Jane Alexander says, in her book The Smudging and Blessings Book, smudging has the practical ability to help us ::

  • clear away negative or stagnant energy in a space {i.e. a home you’ve just moved into, a sickroom, a space in which an argument has taken place…}

  • leave old relationships behind and move on to new ones

  • celebrate different times of the year

  • wake up and greet the day full of confidence, energy, and hope

  • ease into the world of sweet dreams and deep, invigorating sleep

  • bathe away stress

  • look for love

  • feel more centered and protected from the world


Likewise, many cultures and religious structures believe the smoke of burning plants carry prayers to the heavens.

Smudging is a practice which involves the burning of herbs that are bundled, braided, or loose (for our purposes today we are taking about bundling, creating smudge sticks). But no matter if the herbs are bundled, braided, or loose…the process for smudging remains the same — smoke is fanned across the body {using hands or a smudging feather such as this one} or around a space for its intended purpose {i.e. cleansing or healing}.

What plants are available for use in the making of smudge sticks?

Plants used in the making of smudge sticks include, but are not limited to ::

  • sage (many varieties such as white sage and garden sage) — negative energy clearing

  • sagebrush — to treat wounds + headaches + colds

  • cedar leaf — cleansing + purification

  • pine needles — cleansing + purification

  • balsam fir — cleansing + purification

  • sweetgrass — healing + purification + brings positive energy {perfect to burn after smudging with a more potent energy cleanser}

  • mugwort — lucid dreaming + purification + calming

  • juniper — cleansing + purification

  • holy basil (tulsi) — purification + calming

  • rosemary — protection

  • lavender — calming

  • mullein — cleansing sickrooms + heals/improves respiratory function

  • rose petals — meditation + calming + attracts love

  • desert chaparral — negative energy clearing + protection + calm

  • peppermint — healing + protection

  • yarrow — eliminates toxins from the body

  • lemon balm — spiritual cleansing + calm


I highly recommend, when considering what plants to use in making your smudge sticks…

look around…what grows near you…use it!

What happens during a Clearing/Blessing


 Does your home, office, business or land feel stagnant or negative?


Clearing & Blessing your space is a fabulous way to remove negative and stale energy that may be lingering from past owners, illness, arguments, upsets, unhappy customers or even bad business deals...


No matter what has happened to make your space feel less than amazing, productive or comfortable I can help to bring about uplifting yet calming, productive energy into your space. Let me help you get a fresh start, clear the air and bless your space.


When you book a Clearing/Blessing we will discuss length of time needed minimum 1 hour, if there have been any tragic events, if it is a new space for you or a new build so that I can personalize the ritual as much as possible to bring in the energy you require. 

The example shown below is for someone who wishes to do for themselves, the ritual I do is much more indept.




Clearing Ritual Example: In this example sage is used*

This ceremony is best done on a sunny day, after your home has been physically cleaned.

1. Open a couple windows and/or outside doors to allow the smoke, bad energy and spirits to leave the space calmly.  

2. Light Sage stick. The sage stick only needs to produce a steady stream of smoke—it does not need to flame! You may wish to carry a fireproof or ceramic dish to catch any ashes or embers. I use a small cauldron for my smudge.

3. Waft the sage stick around and allow the smoke to travel around the perimeter of each room. Open drawers, closets, cabinets, etc. (anything that closes.) Allow the smoke to go inside these enclosed areas. Pay attention to corners, baseboards, and doorframes, making sure the smoke passes over these areas. As you move through the space you may wish to repeat your intention, especially as you enter a new room.

4. When you have finished walking through your entire home, place the sage stick in the kitchen sink and allow it to keep burning.

5. Go through you home and open up all the windows. Affirm that the energy that is no longer serving you goes out the window as you open it and in its place welcome in light and love.


6. You may ask that your space now be filled with light, love, joy, peace, harmony, abundance, optimal health, creativity or any other quality you desire in your life. Usher in these qualities as you open the windows.

7. Put out the sage stick and know that the clearing is done.


8. At this point, say a Prayer, give Thanks & do a Blessing for your home.




Clearing & Blessing Prayers

Negativity that invades this space, leave now with ease and grace

These prayers are just examples of what you might say, these are not the prayers I use.  I use my own written prayer for what you want in your space and how you want it blessed as it is your space these are just here so that you have an understanding or if you wish to clear the space yourself.



Bless this house and those within.
Bless our giving and receiving.
Bless our words and conversation.
Bless our hands and recreation.
Bless our sowing and our growing.
Bless our coming and our going.
Bless all who enter and depart.
Bless this house, your peace impart.



God bless the corners of this house and all the lintel blessed,
And bless the hearth and bless the board and bless each place of rest,
And bless each door that opens wide to strangers as to kin,
And bless each crystal window pane that lets the starlight in,
And bless the rooftree overhead and every sturdy wall.
The peace of man. The peace of God. With peace and love for all.



Bless this house, o Lord, we pray.
Make it safe by night and day.
Bless these walls so firm and stout,
Keeping want and trouble out.
Bless the roof and chimney tall,
Let thy peace lie over all.
Bless the doors that they may prove
Ever open to joy and love.
Bless the windows shining bright,
Letting in God's heavenly light.
Bless the hearth a-blazing there,
With smoke ascending like a prayer.
Bless the people here within...
Keep them pure and free from sin.
Bless us all, that one day, we
May be fit, O lord, to dwell with Thee.

Helen Mary, 1927