I almost always smudge (light incense) the room/cottage/tents when a guest leaves. No matter how wonderful their spirit was, it’s good to clear the room of anything clinging to the guest, especially illnesses or negativity! So I light my smudge and do a little “thing”to the four directions, asking to make the room safe and that the new guest feel “held.” Here’s a recipe for my lemongrass incense, and I often use dried sage bundles, as well!
1 part lemongrass
2 parts sandalwood
1 part frankincense
1 part resin (tree gum, dragon’s blood, mastic (plant resin), pine resin, propolis or even turpentine, shellac or lacquer
Freeze your dried herbs (making them easier to grind.) Using a mortar and pestle or coffee grinder, pulverize your dried herbs. Then mix with a resin and grind again to blend the smells. Let sit for 2-3 weeks to age and produce a single aroma.
Word of the Day – incienso – incense
–Tip of the Day – Light Palo Santos when you want bugs out of the room, or from around a fire. And other herbs to give you a little pick-me-up. Smell the incense first, and you’ll know which one is good for you today. dorothy.
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