A. Light up. Once you're ready, hold the sage at a 45-degree angle, light it using your match or candle, and let it burn for about 20 seconds. After that, gently blow out the flame so you see orange embers on one end. The smoke should now billow up.
Q. How do you burn sage to cleanse a house?
A. Sage is often used in a very spiritual way to get rid of negative energy and restore harmony in a new space such as a new home. Often, burning sage, or smudging, is done whenever you are completing a deep clean of your home too, to help refresh the energies of the space as well as the upholstery and surfaces.
Remove bacteria from the air.
Purify specific objects.
Improve mood and reduce stress and anxiety.
When sage is burned, it releases negative ions, which is linked to putting people in a positive mood.
Other qualities believed to be associated with sage when burned are giving wisdom, clarity, and increasing spiritual awareness.”