Lavender also known as Purple Sage offers protection and cleansing. Lavender brings a positive energy, opens the heart and calms the mind. It's soothing, relaxing aroma can be used to aid meditation or burned simply for enjoyment.
Sage smudging is one of the easiest and most popular ways to cleanse and clear energy. By burning this sacred herb and allowing the smoke to move through whatever it is you’re working to cleanse, you are able to unblock and release unwanted energies.
To smudge your home or other space: start by lighting the sage and walking through your house in a clockwise fashion. Usually starting at the front door, set your intentions for the energy you’re hoping to instill in your home (or space.) Mindfully release any unwanted energies that you feel may be lingering or stuck and visualize the space being filled with loving, abundant energy. Repeat this process through all of the rooms in your house (or space.)
To smudge yourself: once you’ve lit the sage and have a nice smoke going, use your hand to direct the smoke over your body from your feet up to your head, then back down again. As you do this visualize the smoke removing all negative energy from your life. Picture the negative energy being released to the earth elements (air, fire, water, earth.)