Burning sage which is also known as smudging purifies the air within your home. It is used to promote healing and clear a space from any negative energy. Traditionally, people choose to burn Palo Santo afterwards.Sage clears up bacteria found in the air. Scientists have observed that sage can clear up to 94 percent of airborne bacteria in a space and disinfect the air. When burned, it releases negative ions, which is linked to putting people into a positive mood.How to smudge:First be sure you are clear on your intentions and set a goal for things you wish to achieve. Focus, pray, meditate or listen to soothing music. It is recommended to open the doors or windows in your home before smudging as the negative energies and spirits you are trying to get rid of has must have a pathway to get out.You will then light the sage by holding the flame on the sage until you see a slight flame. This will ensure the smoke will linger and serve its purpose. Please note, sage will not stay lit like a candle so you may have to relight it. The smoke is what clears the negative energy so it is important to relight when necessary.