The purification of sacred space in preparation for meditation or ceremony can be just as important as the ritual itself. The practice of blessing space, also called cleansing or clearing, is found throughout every culture and faith tradition and comes in many forms; all with the goal of removing any lingering negativity, inviting positive energy, as well as encouraging a mindset shift for openness to spiritual transformation. Smoke cleansing, commonly called smudging in reference to Native American ceremonial blessings, is one way to purify sacred space. Smudge sticks can contain many variations of herbs and flowers chosen for their healing properties which transform the space when burned. The ascending smoke from the burning bundles brings our wishes and intentions into the universe. This mingling of earth and humanity with heaven is a most beautiful sentiment.
Sacred is dedicated to the practice of smoke cleansing. Containing soothing lavender and earthy white sage, it is a sophisticated and complimentary blend of herb and flower. One of the most commonly used ingredients for purification is the heavenly aromatic lavender flower. Lavender has been used for thousands of years to purify both body and soul. Its gentle aroma is calming, stress reducing, and mood improving. The perfect companion to lavender is white sage, a highly respected and beautiful pale green plant with an earthy and herbaceous aroma. The Latin word for sage is salvia which means ‘to heal.’ With its natural antimicrobial properties, it’s no wonder white sage is perfectly suited to clear negative energy from space and objects. Burning white sage promotes healing, wisdom, and spiritual clarity. Infused with natural essential oils, this fragrance honors the sacred practice of using herbs to cleanse both body and space through fire and smoke.
9 ounce soy candle in an unique oval hexagonal jar: 55-60 hour burn time