Friday, November 29, 2013

Steam Smudges & What They Are

 
Steam Smudges
 

 
So have You guessed ,I love making smudges as well as teas lol . Some have asked what is a steam smudge so here is a brief & simple description A steam smudge is used in the same purpose & intent  a smoked smudge is used  be it magical, spiritual or medicinal . Instead of using smoke steam is used . Steam smudge can be done via  presoaking smudge in water than throwing the sacred water on hot stones or coals . However for indoors  the easy way to do a steam smudge is placing a pan of water on the back of the stove bringing it to a boil and adding the smudge blend to the water . turning down to very low heat letting the steam slowly scent the home throughout the day .  This was a practice learned from both my grandmother  & mother . Of course a woodstove is best ;-)  One can also carry the pan around the home to bless , cleanse and protect the home smudging in all areas of the home . Steam smudging is an excellent alternative to smoke smudging for those with asthma and also during winter months when doors and windows cannot be open for smoke to escape. 

Winter Tea & Smudges


 
I just wanted to pop in to let people know I have listed our new winter teas & smudges on our business blog Womb of Willow
 
I will also take pics of the regular teas too but for now have gotten the winter items up with pics .
I also will post here how to use steam smudges .