Ok, I confess . . . I fell in love with smudging long before I even knew what it was. Sage Smudge in the Sacred

Yep, I was the odd little girl who sat in the front pew at church blissfully inhaling the incense as the priest waved his censor through the aisle. 

I still love that smell. It brings to mind holidays and times with family and the image of beautiful ceremony and ritual.

Since that time, my spirituality has shifted and evolved and the practice I loved to witness as a child has become a part of my life. It has taken on new meaning. 

Of course I still work with smudging and incense as a part of ceremony and ritual. And, over the years I’ve found many everyday uses that greatly affect not only the energy of my home and spaces, but also my well-being (physically, emotionally, and spiritually). 

So, do you smudge? 

How do you enjoy working with the smoke of plants such as sage, palo santo, and frankincense?

Do you hold your use to special moments or is it something you bring into your daily life?

Smudging really is an amazing daily practice and there is even a bit of research to support that. 

In this week’s episode of Crystal Shaman Life podcast, I dive into both how and why I smudge everyday (ok, it’s really many times throughout the day, hehe). I also share 5 everyday uses for your favorite smudge.

Listen here:

Wishing you a joy-filled weekend!
Shine Brightly,


p.s. if you’re in the local, northeast Wisconsin area, I’d love for you to join me in diving deeper into smudging in my upcoming 2-day workshop: Get Your Smudge On. Details below. 

p.p.s. Not in in my local area and wanting to explore smudging a bit further? You may enjoy my Sacred Art of Smudging e-book. You can purchase that here: https://loriaandrus.com//sacred-art-of-smudging-e-b…​​


You may also enjoy these smudging posts and videos from our archives:

Clear the Air by Smudging

Smudging with Resins (Frankincense, Myrrh, and Copal)