Although sage is mostly used in herbal teas or pasta sauces today, there is another area where sage has been used for centuries: burning incense. The main reason behind this is the antimicrobial property of sage. When the molecules in sage are burned and mixed into the air, they cause the bacteria, fungi and microbes in the air to die and thus the air we breathe is purified from toxins.
In ancient cultures, different kinds of sage were burned by Native Americans before starting rituals for spiritual purposes. It is one of the best methods to purify the toxic load of the air in the environment, thanks to its antimicrobial, antibacterial and antifungal properties. This toxic load includes insects in the area, chemicals from room paints or cleaning products, dust and even pollen. In fact, it is a very common practice to smoke not only an area, but also objects and people. When you feel tired or unhappy, the sage you burn helps to raise your mood and bring your energy back by stimulating the sense of smell. Therefore; You can review the incense before using a new object that you have excitedly received. This mini incense bath is one of the easiest methods used to neutralize newly purchased crystal stones.
Here's what you need to do:
- First of all, you should make sure that there is an open window and ensure that this air in the environment escapes.
- Preferably with a candle flame or a lighter, you need to light only the tip of the sage and wait for a while to extinguish it.
- The smoking smoke is first around your own body, then to every corner of the room; you should try to reach the small indentation from the top of the ceiling to the walls.
- To extinguish, you can keep sage in a small ceramic bowl or seashell and watch the smoke spread into the air.
A little warning, the smell may not be to everyone's liking. You may start to find excuses to protect yourself from your angry sibling or your mother who thinks you're crazy. A sage sprig will last you for months. Finally; Be sure to extinguish the sage after your ritual.
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About the author:
Ceren Tosun – Founder of Spicy Health
Ceren Tosun, a dentist, yoga teacher, aromatherapist, health and wellness expert, has holistically educated herself on wellness and health while studying dentistry. After practicing dentistry in Istanbul, she moved to New York where she discovered different traditions of yoga and meditation, healing and wellness. Tosun, who also studies Herbal Medicine and Aromatherapy; She is certified in Ayurveda, functional medicine, aromatherapy, mindfulness, wellness and NLP. Currently living in London, Tosun is also the founder of Spicy Health, where he consults on health and wellness.