I frequently use white sage and other herbs to assist in space clearing. Not only does it help lift my mood, it significantly lightens the energy of the area you’re smudging.
Depending on your objective, there are a number of other herbs you can use, several of which are mentioned in the article below.
Source: Spirit Science
Smudging originates in Native American practices, as the act of purifying a room or space with the smoke of sacred herbs as a means of clearing negative energy. But, smudging isn’t only for spaces; it’s also about clearing your body, mind, and spirit to rid of any negativity or pessimism that are compromising your energy and well-being.
Smudging is scientifically-proven to release negative ions to which research has proven to be linked to release positive mood receptors in humans. By burning healing herbs and wafting the incense-like smoke around, it’s believed to encourage feelings of wellness and positivity.
The science of smudging is strong, with healers and experts alike asserting that positive ions, and their byproduct, free radicals, in the air are unhealthy and polluting to the human body, mind and spirit.