With a piney fragrance that reminds us a little bit of Christmas, Juniper is said to be particularly helpful for smudging when starting anew, offering protection. Light one end and blow it out, let the smoke lift away any negative energy in and around you.
Smudging is an ancient ceremony of burning herbs in order to cleanse a space or person of negative energy. It is believed that the smoke lifts away bad thoughts, feeling and vibes.
Instructions: Carefully light one end using a small flame. Allow end to burn for a few seconds, then quickly blow out flame. Place smoking stick on fire safe surface - e.g. metal or clay bowl, shell, crystal agate dish. Keep a small dish or cup of water nearby for quick distinguishing.
CAUTION: Use with extreme caution. Do not leave burning or smoldering stick unattended. Keep out of reach of children.