Smudging is a sacred practice used by Indigenous cultures across the world during ceremony, and should be treated as such when practiced yourself. Smudging is used to cleanse the spirit and the environment, and should be done with the proper intention at heart.
Sage is a sacred gift from the Creator, and is often used alongside cedar, tobacco, and sweetgrass.
In ceremony, sage is burned in an abalone shell, and feathers are used to waft the smoke.
Smudging is also recognized as having antimicrobial properties when burned in a physical space.