Mmmm... the sweet scent of lavender. Its distinctive aroma is wonderful for promoting relaxation and calm, while at the same time, uplifting your spirit and improving your mood. It's just the thing to set you at ease after a long and stressful day. Additionally, the smoke from burning sage and lavender is said to encourage good health and positive energy.
Our bundles of sage and lavender are approximately 4" long. Our sage comes from responsibly harvested, sustainable sources.
How do I light my Mugwort Smudge Bundle? Grasp the Mugwort Smudge Bundle at one end, and hold it with the other end pointed slightly downward. Hold a lighter, match, or even a lit candle, to the tip of the bundle. Once it catches, let it burn for a few seconds before you press the tip against a fire-proof surface (a bowl or shell works well) just long enough to extinguish the flames. Leave the smoldering embers, though. This is what will release the fragrant smoke, and let the herb do its job.
Now what? Fix your intention firmly in your mind before you begin. Gently waft the smoke from the smoldering mugwort over and around you and/or your tools, as you focus on driving away the bad vibes. Or if you are smudging your home, go from room to room, along the walls and into every corner, again, focussing on your purpose as you proceed. Be sure to open all doors and window give any malevolent spirits a route to depart.
Now how do I extinguish my herbal bundle? Mugwort does not burn particularly vigorously. Once you stop moving around, and place the bundle on a fire-proof surface, it will go out on its own after a few minutes. You do not need to wet your bundle to make it go out.