Smudging Instructions for Beginners

Hi all! Interested in smudging? Here’s a beginners’ guide to how to use our products.

What Is Smudging?

Smudging is the burning of sacred herbs; a symbolic ritual or ceremony traditionally practised by some Native American tribes for spiritual cleansing, blessings, as well as for alternative healing.

Step 1

Remove the packaging from your Sage/Palo Santo/Incense.


Hold in your hand and take 3-5 deep breaths before you start to smudge. This will help you to centre yourself.


Set your intentions (thoughts) towards cleansing/blessing your space or crystals. Light your Sage or Palo Santo and blow out the flame. You may need to repeat this a few times to get the smoke going.

Step 4

Proceed to direct the smoke around your space, with intentions of removing any negativity or blessing your space. Also smudge yourself, as you accumulate negative energy too! At this point, you can say to yourself or out loud any prayers or affirmations.


After going around your entire home, you may extinguish your smudging tool for use at a later date of your choosing. If you are smudging crystals, please follow step 1 – 3 and then do the following:

  •  Hold the crystal in the palm of your hand and guide through the smoke with your intentions focused on removing any negative build-up.
  •  Once you have removed the negative aspect, feel free to give that crystal one job based upon the properties of that particular crystal.
  •  For example; rose quartz is a love crystal, so a job may help with self-love.

This is totally up to you, so own it!

Tips When Smudging Your Home

Be sure to smudge the corners of your rooms as stagnant negative energy may settle there.
Go around your entire home and ensure these areas are covered, including cupboard interiors and other areas.

This guide should help you get started, but as you become more familiar with smudging, you will develop your own style very quickly and you’ll be able to smudge your home any time you want to!

Happy Smudging!
Love from the Divine Alchemy Team xxx

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