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## How do you put sage out after smudging?

Make sure your smudge stick is completely extinguished. You can do this by dabbing the lit end into a small bowl of ash or sand. Check the end closely to make sure there are no more embers burning. Once it’s completely put out, store it in a safe, dry place out of the sun.

## How do you light out sage?

Hold the sage at a 45-degree angle, light the sage, let it burn for about 20 seconds and then gently blow out the flame so that you see orange embers on one end. Then you can start the process of clearing your space.

## Can you put sage out with water?

You can extinguish your sage by rubbing it in dirt, sand, on concrete, or stamping it out in a ceramic bowl. Whatever you do, just don’t put sticks out in water—you won’t be able to use them again.

## Do you have to burn the whole sage stick?

A common misconception with sage smudging is that you need to burn the whole stick, but D’Avilla suggests burning as much or as little as you need. “You don’t need to use an entire smudge stick,” she says.

## What does it mean when sage smoke is thick?

Thick, rolling white smoke means that the sage is neutralizing large amounts of negative energy. By watching the smoke and noticing where it is drifting, you can take note of the areas that need the most amount of clearing.

## What time of day should you Sage your house?

The best time to sage is whenever you want Moving into a new home or office space is a perfect time to burn sage in order to clear the previous owner’s energy and set your own intention for the space.

## How do you sage a house step by step?

Start at the front door of the home and light your smudge stick. Then, begin to move around the home. Move mindfully and with care, walking clockwise around the entire perimeter of the home. Be sure to allow the smoke to drift into even the hidden spaces, like inside closets, basements and dark corners.

## How often should I burn sage?

“You can light one leaf, because a smudge stick will smoke a lot.” Both experts recommend burning sage regularly, even after you’ve finished moving, to purify the air and keep balance. “I recommend cleansing the space by smudging any time you do a seasonal cleaning, three times a year at a minimum,” said Meder.

## Should I Sage before or after shower?

You can shower yourself in the sage after you’ve cleansed the room. Cup your hands over the stick so they receive the smoke and wave it over your skin and body to rid yourself of any toxicity. After you’ve completed your cleansing ritual, extinguish the stick using a cup of water or tap it out using your bowl.

## What do you do after Sage?

Once you finish, extinguish your sage by rubbing it in dirt, sand, or stamping it out in your fireproof bowl. DO NOT USE WATER TO PUT THE SAGE OUT. Return your shell and sage to your altar space and give gratitude for its healing.

## Can you reuse a sage stick?

You can bury the remaining smudge in your garden to really feel the completeness of the cleansing ritual. You can reuse the same smudge stick until there is nothing left to burn. Ideally, you should use a new smudge for each cleansing.

## Can you light sage with a lighter?

Use a candle, a match, or a lighter to set the sage ablaze. Let the sage burn for a few seconds, and then blow out the fire; let the embers smoke. Dry sage will catch fire very quickly.

## What to say when you smudge yourself?

Hello, my name is ___; I am moving into this space. I want to thank all of the land stewards and spirits of the land. I want to acknowledge the first people of the land. I want to state my intention of creating a home for myself here, living in reciprocity with the spirits that are present.

## What does it mean when your sage crackles?

And when bundled with tobacco, it crackles—”calling the attention of the spirits to the offering that is being made,” according to the DSIA.

## What does sage a house mean?

Burning sage – or smudging – is a purification ritual derived from Native American traditions. It is meant to clear out negative energy and promote healing and harmony. Burning sage in a new home is believed to expel any bad vibes from the space and bring peace and happiness to the inhabitants.

## Why we shouldn’t use white sage?

As Keene explains, overharvesting white sage — in addition to the threat of increased wildfires and urban development — endangers Indigenous peoples’ ability to access and use the wild plant in the ways they and their ancestors have done for thousands of years.