5 Unexpected Benefits You Get From Saging Your Home

sage, saging
via Shutterstock

Sage it up!

Top Reasons to Sage Your Home

Burning of sage or smudging has been around for a while, but has recently grown in popularity.

A very common ritual around the world for many cultures, smudging has been known to cleanse or heal a person or space.

"The benefits of burning sage can be harnessed very simply by burning sage in your home, office, or any other place in need of cleansing," according to an article by MovingTowardsPeace.com.

If you've ever experienced a negative vibe in a new home or space, you might want to consider burning sage.

Here are five reasons why saging your home might be the best thing for you:

1. Getting Rid of Unwanted Germs

Sage can be purifying for your home or living space by getting rid of germs and bacteria. The most commonly used sage, has antibacterial properties, as well as antiviral and antioxidant effects.

A natural way to sanitize your home without using any harmful chemicals. According to a study done by Green Med Info, "on aerial bacterial population caused over 94 percent reduction of bacterial counts by 60 minutes and the ability of the smoke to purify or disinfect the air and to make the environment cleaner was maintained up to 24 hours in the closed room."

2. Relieves Symptoms of Certain Conditions

Besides getting rid of unwanted germs and bacteria, sage can also help clear the air. It can help get rid of pathogens, allergies caused by pollen, pet dander, and dust. Some have said it can also help remove traces of mold.

According to an article done by Natural Mentor, "A study published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology demonstrated that the smoke from burning sage (what the authors of the study call 'medicinal smoke') is able to completely eliminate diverse plant and human pathogenic bacteria of the air within a confined space."

3. Spiritual Cleansing

Smudging is most known for the cleansing or healing of the spirit or space. Cleaning out any negative or unwanted vibes and dilemmas. If you have recently bought a new home or moved into a new office, and feel a negative energy, burning sage might help cleanse the space.

Even if you aren't dealing with any negative feelings in your home, burning sage can help maintain a happy and peaceful space. It's a natural way to cleanse your space and it also leaves a pleasant flowery smell.

4. Balances Your Mood

Dealing with depression or anxiety is hard. Finding a way to unwind and feel better about yourself can be difficult, but sage has been known to help reverse symptoms. Burning sage can not only cleanse the space but help you relax and feel more at peace.

This is a great and natural way to fight off any anxious feelings. A great way to feel better while smudging your home or room is saying some healing affirmations out loud to bring love and happiness into the room and yourself.

5. Aromatherapy

While sage has so many spiritual and health benefits, it can also work as a natural aromatherapy. Having a piece of sage burning in the kitchen after dinner or in the bathroom can work double to make a peaceful and smell-good space.

Keep the Conversation Going

Have you found other benefits in smudging or burning sage? Tweet us @womendotcom, message us on Facebook or direct messaging us on Instagram @womendotcom!