What to Say When Smudging a House

Do you know what to say when you are smudging a house? Is not knowing what to say during the smudge keeping you from smudging your house? 

Read on to find out exactly what to say when you smudge your home to cleanse your home of negative energies.


You may have just moved into a new home and want to create a positive space for yourself and your family. Perhaps you feel there is a lot of negativity built up in your home that you want to clean up with sage or other sacred medicine.


If you want to know what to say when smudging your home, by the end of this article you will know exactly how to bring those positive energies into your home and what to say when smudging. 

The choice of smudge prayers to say when smudging your home depending on several factors.


What is Smudging?

Smudging is a ritualistic practice of burning sacred plants such as white sage so that the smoke can purposely purify and bless a room. The purpose of this is to create vibrations and dispel or transmute negative energy or an unwanted entity or spirit. 

This ceremony has been performed by a variety of ethnic groups and spiritual religions for centuries, including Native Americans, Buddhists, Hindus, Maori, Aboriginals, Balinese, and First Nations. 


Since the practice is rooted in the cultural and spiritual traditions of indigenous and ethnic groups, it should be noted that non-locals should consider cleansing their spaces in a way that is culturally and ecologically sensitive.


How to Set the Right Intention While Saging Your Home


Set your intention


The first step in helping you know what to say when you smudge your home is to think about the situation. Find out why you are smudging your house in the first place. 


Smudging of a new home can come on the day you move in and help you get rid of the negative energies that were left behind before you arrived. Or you could make smudging a daily ritual. The one that will help you feel at peace with your routine or yourself. 


Smudging may also have some health benefits. Most types of sage have antimicrobial properties. White prairie sage is both antimicrobial and antibacterial. White sage is also antimicrobial.This means that they keep infectious viruses, fungi and bacteria at bay.

Also, you can choose to smudge your home before a big decision or after a negative event.


Regardless of the reason you are smudging your house; the most vital thing is that you smudge it with good intentions and a desire to achieve a positive result. 


So the first step is to think about why you are smudging your home. Set your intention. 

Define your Intention


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The second thing to do before you start smudging your home is to define your intentions. Intention means that you have a direction or plan for what you are doing. 

Ask yourself what is the purpose of your smudging? For instance, you may have had a bad day and want to clear the energy to feel better. 

Your intention for smudging in this instance might be to let go of those negative feelings and attract positive feelings so that you can feel better about yourself and your future. 


Maybe your intention is to feel better, or your intention could be to feel happier in your space or better in your home environment. It is very important to know what your intentions are if you are smudging. 


Understand what you are trying to do and why you are trying to do it. These simple questions are very important and can really help you find clarity in your life.

What to Say When Smudging your Home


what to say when smudging your home


Now that you know what you are trying to do and what your intentions are, how do you really go about saying your prayer when you smudge your house?

The first step in knowing what to say when smudging your home is understanding your starting point. How do you feel now?


Before you start smudging, it is important to have an awareness of what you are thinking and what you are feeling now. Do you have positive thoughts, negative thoughts, and how do you feel about those thoughts?


If you want to feel better or more comfortable in your home, you have to start with your thoughts first because what we think is what we will feel. So if you think negative things you will feel bad, and if you think positive things you will feel good. 


Only when you are aware of this starting point, should you begin smudging.


Therefore, it is a very important starting point to be aware of your thoughts and how they make you feel. Once you realize what your thoughts are and how you feel about them, you can start to have more control over them.


Prepare your Smudge Prayer or Mantra


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The next step in knowing what to say when you smudge your house is to prepare your smudge prayer or mantra. A good way to stay focused and be aware of your positive attitude is with a smudging prayer. 

It could simply be an act of taking stock of your experiences and emotions as you smudge. To focus orally, say a prayer or express your intentions. Some examples of this are asking and answering worthwhile question

  • What am I thankful for?             
  • What do I like the most about myself?
  • What really sets me apart?
  • And why is today a beautiful day?

There is also a simple smudging prayer just to say thank you. Something you can say every time is chi-miigwech to the Creator who gave us these sacred medicines to help us heal, protect ourselves, and lead a good life. 

You can also tell the Creator chi-miigwech for the four (4) directions, for your friends, family, for your health, and well-being.

How to Smudge Your House to Invite Positive Energy


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There are also special smudging prayers that you can use to invite positive energy into your home. Some things to say is “to take control of all the negative energies or spirits that are in your space and ask them to have your home”. 


You can ask respectfully that any negative energy go to the Creator, to the other side, and enter the spiritual world so that you can be comfortable here in the physical world on Mother Earth. 


Smudging can banish negativity and attract positive energy. So as long as you start your smudging ceremony and have a clear intention to purify and cleanse your home and yourself, you’ll have a good experience.

What to Say if you Want to Invite Productivity into your Home

Before you say this one-time smudging prayer, it is a smart idea to clean up or organize the room where you do your work. It is believed that “productivity comes first from the sacred container,” so you can try lighting a candle or incense before saying your mantra.


“I appeal to the divine abundance of productivity [or inspiration, creativity, etc.]. May the [contract, artwork, project, etc.] that I feel in my heart come true in a way that will benefit my highest good. Let it manifest itself in the way that best expresses its truth.”

What Should I do After Smudging?


What to say when you are smudging


After the smudging is complete, you can also rub the sage manually. Ensure your smudge stick is completely off. You can do this by rubbing the hot end in a small bowl of sand or ash. Check the end carefully to ensure there are no more hot embers. After putting it out, bury the sage or ashes to indicate the finality of negative energies that have lived in your room.


The last step in knowing what to say when you are smudging your home is to assess how you feel afterward. It is important to think about how you will feel after you finish smudging. 


Is how you feel now what you wanted to feel as you set your intentions? If so, that’s wonderful. 

If not, ask yourself why you may not have been successful. Maybe you are finding it difficult to focus on what you want to feel, or maybe what you are saying during your session doesn’t correspond well to the situation in the first step.

Or maybe you just aren’t reconnecting to yourself enough in your intentions and your true feelings. 


If you have not reached the good feelings and positive energies you were hoping for, start the process over again, possibly changing the questions you are asking yourself and trying to really focus on how it feels to answer those questions. 


By now, you should know exactly how to find the perfect smudge prayer phrase and what to say when smudging your house.

What Smudging Kit is Right for Me? 


What to say when smudging your home


At Orgone Energy, we believe in the healing powers of smudging. Burning sage, which is also known as medicinal smoke, is believed to release powerful negative ions into the air to reduce airborne bacteria. 

In addition to clearing the bacteria in the air, studies have shown the increase of negative ions can act as a natural antidepressant. 

This is no surprise to us. At Orgone Energy, we understand the power of negative ions on the body. That is why we have created our brand new Smudging Kit. This kit includes one bouquet of  dried Salvia apiana. It also includes a beautiful natural colored Abalone shell and beautiful holder. This beautiful and healing kit is the perfect gift for a new homeowner. It is also a perfect opportunity to cleanse before starting any new project or opportunity. 

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