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you can use sage or Palo Santo. Use a candle, match or lighter to ignite your stick of Palo SantO. Hold at about a 45 degree angle pointing the tip down toward the flame. Allow it to burn for about 30 secs to 1 minute and then gently blow out the flame, allowing it to smoulder.
Guidance of smoke can be achieved through using a feather smudge wand or just using your hands. Move the smoke to different areas of the room including corners, inside closets and under furniture.
in each direction of the compass is important. Also, be sure to allow the wood to produce enough smoke to fill the air. Though palo santo wood and sage are the same in regards to meaning behind smudges and ability of use in this situation, there are some perks to palo santo wood that sage does not share.
It is important to ensure you have a fire-proof container for resting the palo santo as well as extinguishing the flame once your smudging practice is complete. Many cultures who use palo santo or sage for smudging choose to use an abalone shell, which symbolizes the presence of water, thereby balancing the remaining elements of air, fire and earth. By the same element system,
Always use caution and respect when working with fire and herbs.