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Discover how to burn herb wands or bundles, a swift and effective method for purifying your space or an object of negative energy.

This guide introduces a straightforward ritual that requires minimal preparation and no special tools, making it accessible to everyone.

By following a few simple steps, you can harness the natural power of herbs to create a positive energy field around your home or object.

This guide applies to white sage smudging but there’s a few more steps involved with that process as it’s whole cultural practice within itself.

However, for an effective method, follow the guide below to a simple and quick shift in energy.

How to Burn a Herb Wand or Bundle

Hold your herb wand or bundle at a 45-degree angle, ignite it, let it burn for about 20 seconds, and then gently extinguish the flame by moving the bundle quickly around or by blowing on it to reveal orange embers on one end.

Begin the clearing process of your space, self or another.

As you slowly navigate your space, allow the smoke to drift freely. Steer the smoke—and the negative energy—out through open windows or doors if inside.

Focus particularly on areas in front of mirrors, in corners, and in transitional spaces like foyers, hallways, and doorways.

When you’re ready to put out the herb wand or bundle, press its burning end firmly into a fireproof vessel, dirt, or sand until it stops smoking.

For safety, place the extinguished bundle in a fireproof vessel once finished. 

Things of Note

If your herb wand or bundle keeps burning after you try to extinguish it, it’s a sign of poor craftsmanship and poses a serious fire hazard.

Similarly, if the bundle remains lit or smoulders excessively after blowing out the flame, it indicates poor construction.

Furthermore, a bundle should never self-ignite once smouldering; if it does, it’s once again,  poorly made.

A well made herb bundle should need a decent amount of flame to ignite and reignite, being densely packed to limit airflow and produce more smoke.

It's Easy & Simple

I find using herb wands the easiest and quickest method to cleanse a space or object of negative energy because it spares me the setup of a charcoal disk or the hassle of carrying an instrument for a sound cleanse. Just pop it in your  travel bag and you’re good to go.

I hope this little how to burn herb wands guide aids you in cleansing rituals, and may we Speak in Spells again soon!

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