I get asked quite a lot about the tools that I use in my practice and daily life, from psychic protection to the way that I prepare for a session.
Just like you, I have preferences for what I use and when. And being a sensitive, I’m actually, quite, well . . .sensitive.
As much as I love the smoky fragrance of a white sage smudge stick burning in my office, sometimes I go overboard. Too much sage can (and it has) set off the smoke alarm.
This is the same with burning many natural plant, resin and wood products for their healing and clearing properties. Due to the residual moisture content in the leaves or within the cellular structure, the level of smoke when burning a plant material can vary widely.
Yes, burning the most beautiful, natural smells and most potent healing and clearing plants used in the shamanic and spiritual communication arts will come with producing a certain degree of smoke.
Smoke is used to clear negative and lower energies from people and spaces. Using intentional air movement, fragrance and little bit of smoke, you can effectively energetically clear and shift the vibration of just about any space.
But what if the person you live with is sensitive to smoke. . . and what if that person is you?
You Can Minimize the Smoke Level with Incense
The practice of burning incense for fragrance, has been around just about as long as the burning of plant materials for spiritual, energetic or aromatic reasons. And one of the best alternative tools to plant resins, woods and leaf materials for clearing and healing spaces is incense sticks.
My favorite incenses are those that produce a natural, earthy fragrance (think campfire), have a light amount of smoke and are made of the most naturally harvested and grown ingredients possible.
Incienso de Santa Fe
On the market today, my absolute favorite brand of incense makes Juniper and Cedar wood incense. It’s made from compressed woods, with minimal moisture content, from trees in the Desert Southwest. Made from natural woods and completely pure ingredients, the incenses of Juniper and Cedar can be and often are swapped for Sage in space clearing and releasing lower energies rituals.
I burn this incense every single day as I’m preparing to write, host sessions or teach classes Not only is it low-smoke, but I am always complimented on the fragrance. Check out their selection on Amazon -
After that, my second favorite incense is produced by the company Juniper Ridge. All the plant materials used in this company are sustainably collected and wild harvested - and they have incorporated the traditional energetic and spiritually clearing fragrances of white sage and sweetgrass into their collection.
Check out their White Sage Incense below on Amazon:
Want a low smoke, but fragrant and equally as effective tool for working with Spirit and clearing your space?
Try out these natural incenses - they’re both regulars in my home and office.
Amanda Linette Meder
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