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If you’ve noticed that your household or person overall was a bit out of whack then chances are you’ve wanted to do something about it. While you might not have figured out just what you should do yet, smudging could be a good option. 

For those who do not know, smudging is basically a process that helps to remove negative energies from your home or off of your person. This is done by burning sacred herbs and resins. While it’s not something everyone is willing to do, it can benefit all of us greatly if we embrace it and do things properly.

Sure, most people smudge with sage but that’s not the only thing you can smudge with. You can you many herbs and things of the sort or even a mixture of several. What you end up using should depend on what you’re trying to achieve as well as what you’re drawn to. I personally always allow my intuitive side to choose for me but when you’re first getting into things perhaps knowing what each herb is for could benefit you.

Below I am going to go over several things that can be smudged and what those things are for. After learning about that you should feel much more secure in deciding what would be best for your household. Of course, if you’re still undecided mixing two or three could also be a great option.

9 Different Sacred Smudging Herbs 

1. Lavender 

Lavender is a herb that we tend to use for a number of things already and smudging it is a wonderful treat. It promotes peace and relaxation. If you’ve been needing a bit more rest you should consider it. 

2. White Sage 

White sage is my favorite above all else. It is used to clear negative energies and does well for me. I use this one at least once a month if not every two weeks and it can help with stagnant energies in some big ways.

3. Common Sage 

Regular sage overall is also used for cleansing and is great at helping to release negativity but it doesn’t necessarily work as well as white sage to me. If you want something that is a good start this is an option I would never turn someone away from.

4. Cedar Wood

While it might sound odd cedar is great for helping get rid of fear. It offers us a sense of power we do not find elsewhere. If you’re already operating properly this can be a great tool to make things easier.

5. Rosemary

Rosemary is often used to help to rid of sickness and clearing of the mind. It will make you feel better overall and I have when using it noticed it bring a sense of weight being lifted from my shoulders forth. While that might sound weird, it is quite true for me.

6. Blue Spruce

When smudging blue spruce you’re bringing forth a more generous atmosphere. This meaning you’re bringing in kinder energies and allowing them to work their magic. While not always the best on its own when paired correctly this is also a wonderful tool to have.

7. Palo Santo

Palo Santo is a very common one that you will likely hear about often. It helps to heal the body and can cleanse the home as well. It is often used when someone is ill.

8. Pine 

Pine itself has rejuvenating properties and is used in smudging for a number of things. It is more commonly used to help others heal and can work wonders on your emotional state. I use pine quite often myself.

9. Lemongrass

Lemongrass is a great thing to smudge when you’re trying to remove obstacles and open doors. For instance, if you’ve been feeling stuck you may want to add this one to your list of things to pick up. It will make you feel much freer.

While there are tons of other herbs as well these are easily my top 9 go-to’s. If you think any of these speak to you perhaps you should give them a go. If not, try looking into things and choosing some for yourself. For information on how to smudge please check out the video below.