When to Smudge

I get a lot of questions on the best time to smudge. The rule of thumb is that if you're feeling uneasy in your space, then smudge. So really anytime is a perfect time to smudge your home or smudge yourself to remove negative energy or rid your home of an "evil spirit."  You'll feel lighter if you do.  There are more specific details in the book, but below are the specific intentions of the best times to smudge:

  • Best times to smudge for releasing, removing or letting go, we smudge in the evening or at the Full Moon.
  • Best times to smudge to bring in something new or for new beginnings is in the morning or at the New Moon.
  • You should always smudge a home or apartment when you first move in.
  • You should smudge with the change of seasons (smudge as part of spring cleaning)
  • You should smudge yourself when you begin a new job or business. You should also smudge the new business space.
  • You can smudge before you meditate.
  • You can smudge yourself during an illness (smudging has been proven to help eliminate airborne bacteria)
  • You can smudge yourself to lift your mood.
  • You should smudge your space after a breakup to remove the unwanted attachment of the prior mate.
  • You should smudge after negative people are in your home to remove their negative energy from your space.
  • You should smudge after an argument with your loved ones or work associates to cleanse the space to help clear up the disagreement.
For the beginner, I'm including a link to a Starter Smudge Kit to get you started.  

Want more information? 
Here's a link to my book, Smudging for Beginners.  The book answers many questions like:
  • How do I smudge a person?
  • Why do we burn sage?
  • Can I reuse a smudgestick?
  • Why do we use Sage to smudge a home?
  • What kind of sage is used for smudging?
  • What is a smudging ceremony?
  • What is Palo Santo used for?
  • What other materials can be used to smudge? 
  • What does saging the House do?
  • What to say when smudging a house
  • Smudging a home with more than 1 floor
  • The best times for smudging
  • How do you cleanse your house, where to start and end?
  • How do you cleanse a house of spirits?
  • How do you get rid of negative energy?
  • What is the spiritual significance of smudging?
  • Prayers to say when smudging, what should I say when I smudge?
  • When is the best time season, month and best time of year to smudge
  • How often should I smudge my home?
  • Which is better to use to cleanse a person, sage or Santo palo?
  • What do I do if I am living with a negative person?
  • How do you extinguish the smudge stick? (Putting out a smudgestick)
More details about full smudging ceremonies in Smudging for Beginners,
I hope this smudging overview has helped you.  
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Here are some links to items I enjoy, that you may find useful 
Berkey Water Filter  The only filter I've found that removes fluoride from drinking water. We filter fluoride from our drinking water to decalcify our pineal gland to connect to increase our spiritual awareness. (article on the Pineal Gland)
Spiritual Guide Incense I love this incense that gets me into the zone. 
Other authors books that have helped me on my journey.
The Four Agreements by don Miguel Ruiz
The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield
The Essential Rumi  by Jalal al-Din Rumi

Leeza Donatella is an author, speaker and teacher