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Welcome Home Box

Michel Apothecary

Regular price $44.00
Welcome Home Box

Welcome Home! this box is perfect for friends re-locating to a new place or for your own home. The box includes:

- large abalone shell (use with burning sage bundle)
- white sage, palo santo and floral bundle with instructions for use
- Angel Mist (energy uplifting room and body spray) 

Practice your own sacred rituals to clear energy in your space. 


How to use your smudge bundle
(using Angel Mist is a fine substitute for a smudge stick in situations where burning herb bundles in not appropriate, like mid-day at work) 

1. Gather your tools and have an exit strategy.
First and foremost, ensure you have all the above-mentioned tools handy and that you've opened a door or window before lighting your bundle. 

2. Set your intention and say a mantra.
Intentions are central to the practice of smudging, so take a moment before you light the sage to determine what exactly it is that you're trying to purify or release from your space. Then, decide on a mantra or prayer to repeat while saging that encapsulates this intention. It can be something you come up with on your own, or for a little guidance say "I let go and release what no longer serves me."

3. Lighting your bundle. 
You may want to remove dried flowers as they burn quicker than the compact sage bundle. Once you're ready, hold the sage at a 45-degree angle, light it using your match or candle, and let it burn for about 10 seconds. After that, gently blow out the flame so you see orange embers on one end. The smoke should now billow up.

4. Slowly walk around your space with shell and sage. 
Slowly walk around your space and allow the smoke to waft around. Guide the smoke toward the open windows or a door, so it can escape. Give special attention to areas in front of mirrors, in corners, and in spaces like foyers, hallways, and doorways." Be sure to keep the shell under the burning bundle to catch any embers or debris. 

5. Be safe!
Always stay present! If you see little embers fall on the ground, tamp them out immediately. Never let the burning sage stay unattended for any reason. Also, take care not to inhale too much of the smoke. 

6. Extinguish your sage.
Once you're ready to extinguish a sage smudge stick, press the burning tip firmly into your fireproof vessel, dirt, or sand until the smoke no longer rises. Don't use water to extinguish the hot embers unless it is an emergency. 

 Here's a good video explaining the process of smudging