Many Indigenous cultures throughout the world have and still burn Herbs, Plants and Resins to accomplish Smudging and Cleansing rituals. Using Natural Scented Smoke to Purify the body, Cleans the Home, Workplace, or any Space, is a beautiful technique whether through traditional Smudging using a smudge stick, Palo Santo wood or burning Incense.
Smoke is a great tool for Cleansing Negative Energies Areas. When Smudging you burn Special Spiritual Plant Material and allow the smoke to fill, surround and purify the Environment or Person’s body. As the Smoke Ascends, our Wishes and Intentions rise and mingle into the Universe, connecting Heaven, Earth, and Humanity. From time to time, you should use an Incense stick or cone to cleanse your own aura, or once a month, you could burn Incense in your room (or entire house) to cleanse it from negative energies as an alternative to a Smudge Stick or Palo Santo wood.
In some cultures the smoke is taken into one's hands and rubbed over the body to blacken it. This is where the modern day practice got its name "SMUDGING ". Blessings and Prayers for Protection, Purification are said whilst Cleansing. A ''Smudge Stick' is a bundle of mixed dried herbs, and plants or used on their own, the leaves are usually bound with string in a small bundle and dried. All herbs and plants used in a Smudge Stick have a strong, pleasant aroma when burnt. Palo Santo wood can also be used for Smudging and Cleansing.