SALT & SAGE
SELF CARE IS NOT SELFISH
All too often we put ourselves last in the long line of things to take are of throughout the day. Let's stop that load of bull right now. If we don't have a few minutes to ourselves to get our own heads on straight, how are we supposed to attend to everyone else? We can't. So take a deep breath and take care of yourself too.
Here are a few essentials for your YOU time: pretty crystals, bath salts, incense or sage, awesome music, a big mug of tea and a candle, just to get started. Make your home yours, make it smell nice so that those deep breaths are enjoyable and cleansing.
We currently offer an assortment of home cleansing tools at local art markets, once we see what the public wants they will be added here on the site. If there is something in particular you wish to see on here let Sara know in a contact form. TIA for helping to make Bones' Soap Co. even better at taking care of you.
Never leave your lit sage, incense or palo santo wood burning unattended.
What Is Smudging?
Smudging is a way to energetically cleanse a space to invite positive energy. When smudging a space, you burn plant material. The smoke fills and purifies the environment.
-According to thespruce.com
It may seem counter intuitive to burn something, creating smoke inside a space in order to cleanse. Smudging is more than burning, smoke and ash. This personal ritual is a mental exercise as well, allowing you to release energy blockages and stressors. As you see the smoke rise imagine tensions leaving your body and mind, floating away and being transmuted into positive energies by the surrounding goodness of the universe.
Gather your basic items:
Plant material to burn (most commonly sage bundles or palo santo)
A bowl or shell full of sand to put out your ember once the smudging is complete
Good intention and/or prayer
Large feather or hand
If you are into crystal energy work or anything along these lines they can also be in your toolkit.
Set your intention for the space; do you need to clear old stagnant energy, open yourself to new adventures or ask for help getting over a blockage? Keep this good thought or little prayer in mind as you sage.
Light the end of your sage bundle or palo santo stick and let flame for a few seconds. Once you have a good coal rolling, carefully blow out the flame.
Roam around your abode. As the smoke rises gently wave it toward, under and over anything/anyone in need of cleansing.
I cannot stress enough that you must be very careful, this is a lit ember which you are waving around. Bones' Soap Co. is in no way responsible for stray embers, burnt rugs or worse, please be mindful in this exercise. Know where your fire extinguisher is at all times.
Once your home is feeling so fresh and so clean, smother the coal end in sand to extinguish. Sage bundles can be used over and over if kept in a dry spot between burns. Do not preform a cleansing with bad intentions, also do not think that is a band aid for all ills. You have a fresh mental state, the biggest changes are now up to you. Only invite good vibes into your space and keep a positive mindset.