Choose from these larger sage bundles of cedar, white sage, blue sage, mugwort (black sage), or yerba santa, etc. All come approximately 7-9” long
Light the sage and set the burning leaves onto a non-flammable container (like a traditional abalone shell, stone bowl, metal dish, etc.)
Some practices wave a feather above, to further enhance and fan the smoldering sacred scents into the air, while saying a personal mantra and envision the space being cleansed. Other traditions use these outdoors, in sacred spaces, or an overall energetic maintenance.
It is suggested to open windows and doors and ensure the smoke is moved in all corners of the room. It is said if a door or window has not been opened, that the spirits being moved out may not have a place to exit. Make sure the bundle is put out when complete and do not leave unattended while burning.