1 part cedar chips
1/2 part lavender
1/4 part sweet grass
1/4 part rose petals
1/8 part sage
Mix the herbs together, I usually cut the sweetgrass into manageable pieces so that it almost looks like rosemary in the incense. I place as much of it as will fit into an abalone shell and then just light that when needed. The mixture will smolder for a while and smell divine. I tend to use this instead of regular smudge mixtures or bundles.
Cedar is for protection and purification.
Lavender is for happiness but it also has cleansing properties and protects from
Rose petals are for luck, protection, and their sweet scent.
Sweet grass is for blessings, peace of mind, and purification. It is also believed to draw in beneficial spirits. I mainly like it's sharp, spicy scent.
Sage is for removing negative energies. I generally don't like the scent of burning
sage (it reeks like pot, ick!) so I don't add it to the mix.
Clear (or white) quartz is for clearing negativity, purification, and to enhance and seal the aura.
I love this blend, it is my absolute favorite. The scent is spicy with a hint of sweetness and it lingers for a few days. If you arenít sure if youíll like it, I suggest burning a little outside first. I also suggest not adding the sage as that tends to add a heavy, smoky scent that doesnít blend well with the others.
Whenever we need to smudge, I always use this. I had been looking for an alternative to white sage because I hate the scent. It smells like pot and I donít need my nosy neighbors thinking I like to light up. I was just using sweetgrass for a while, but I like the complex notes of several herbs together. The smell of this burning automatically puts me in the right frame of mind for ritual.
Also, since the quartz chips won't burn you can reuse them when you make more of the smudge incense. I like to think that it helps to transfer the potency of the smudge and keep it charged for when it is needed.
You can also put small amounts of it onto incense charcoal to burn for rituals if you donít want to use it as a smudge.