Should I Cleanse with Palo Santo or Sage?

Should I Cleanse with Palo Santo or Sage?

Have you ever wondered about the difference between sage and palo santo? These two tools are commonly used in spiritual practices for their cleansing and healing properties. But while they may seem similar at first glance, there are some key differences to explore.


Sage is an herb that has been used for thousands of years for cleansing and clearing purposes like smudging. White sage, in particular, is a common variety used in spiritual practices. When burned, it releases a strong, earthy scent that is often described as cleansing and purifying. Burning sage is a way to connect with the spiritual realm and to enhance one's spiritual journey. Today, the practice of smudging has become more widespread and is also used as a way to create a sacred space or to prepare for a ritual or ceremony. It's important to know that you have to be very intentional with your manifestations and energy you want tp welcome back because Sage clears EVERYTHING. Think and focus on what you want to welcome back

Sage has many benefits including:

  • Clearing negative energy
  • Enhancing intuition
  • Promoting healing

Palo Santo: 

Palo Santo is a type of wood that comes from the Bursera Graveolens tree, which is native to South America. When burned, it has a sweet, woody scent that is often used for its cleansing and healing properties. Smudging with Palo Santo is a great way to clear your physical, mental, and emotional state , turning negative energy in positive energy. Palo Santo has been used in many spiritual practices to connect to your highest self. Consider this tool the everyday boost of serotonin to start and end your day with positivity and light! This wood has quickly become popular and demanded in supply by many, so it's important to get it from brands that source it ethically like us. Our partners only collect Palo Santo from naturally fallen branches and only supply a minimum at a time ensuring growth from their trees.

Palo Santo has many benefits including

  • Clearing negative energy
  • Promoting relaxation
  • Enhancing creativity

When you combine both Sage and Palo Santo, you create the most powerful duo to cleanse, smudge, and manifest!


Smudging Ritual to Try at Home

  1. Gather your supplies: You will need a bundle of sage, a stick of Palo Santo, and a fireproof container like a ceramic dish or abalone shell.

  2. Set your intention: Before beginning the ritual, take a moment to set your intention. This can be as simple as taking a few deep breaths and focusing your mind on what you want to achieve with the ritual. For example, you may want to cleanse and purify your energy, release negative emotions or energy, or invite positive energy into your space.

  3. Light the sage: Hold the sage bundle by the end of the stem and light the tip with a lighter or match. Allow the sage to catch fire and then blow out the flame so that it smolders and produces smoke.

  4. Cleanse your space: Walk around your space, holding the sage bundle and allowing the smoke to fill the room. As you move, visualize the smoke purifying and cleansing the space of negative energy. Pay extra attention to corners and doorways, as these are common areas where energy can become stagnant.

  5. Extinguish the sage: Once you have cleansed your space, gently press the smoldering end of the sage bundle into your fireproof container to extinguish it.

  6. Light the Palo Santo: Hold the Palo Santo stick at a 45-degree angle and light the end until it catches fire. Allow the flame to burn for a few seconds, and then blow it out so that it smolders and produces smoke.

  7. Invite positive energy: Hold the Palo Santo stick and visualize positive energy flowing into your space. You may also want to state an affirmation or intention, such as "I invite positive energy and abundance into my space."

  8. Extinguish the Palo Santo: Once you have completed your intention, extinguish the smoldering end of the Palo Santo stick in your fireproof container.

That's it! This simple ritual can be done anytime you feel like you need to cleanse and purify your space or invite positive energy into your life. It's a great way to connect with the spiritual realm and enhance your spiritual practice.


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