Smudging is a sacred ritual for Native Americans. It is a ritual of cleansing and purification for the auric field. Each person, animal, building, plant and rock has an auric field which can absorb negative energy.
Using smudge sticks helps clear the negative energy.
As well as Sage smudges, other herbs are sometimes added to have additional benefits.
Cedar - Creates a bridge between Heaven and Earth, Removes and stops the power of an Incubus. Stops nightmares and releases heavy emotional energy.
Copal - Boosts the immune system. Carries messages to the Gods. Use before divination.
Lavender - Eases depression by replacing it with joy. Restores the body and mind balance. Creates a peaceful enviroment.
Pine - A symbol of peace. Burned to pacify ghosts and banish nightmares
Sweetgrass - Removes bad spirits and encourages good spirits to inhabit a space. Good for prayer, healing and cleansing.