To smudge a house with sage, open the doors and windows before lighting the sage stick like incense and going around the house with it. Set your mental intention and pray for cleansing throughout the process of smudging your house. Infuse the rooms with smoke, and apply sage smoke to yourself before extinguishing it. Bury or flush the remaining sage.
- Gather supplies
Get a sage smudge stick, an empty bowl to hold under the smoking sage and a bowl of water.
- Air the house
Open the doors and windows for air. Turn on any fans.
- Light the sage
Light the sage stick, blow out and leave smoking.
- Set intentions and pray
In each room, announce your intentions and pray for cleansing.
- Carry the burning sage throughout the house
Take the smoking sage from room to room carrying the empty bowl to catch the ashes. Visualize cleansing as you proceed.
- Give yourself a sage smoke bath
Cover yourself in sage smoke. Picture the self-cleansing process in your mind.
- Dispose of the sage
Put out the smoking embers in water. Bury or flush the remaining sage.