Cedar has an unmistakable earth scent, very different from that of White Sage.
When burned for cleansing a space, tools or items, Cedar is less intese than White Sage and is generally used as an in-between when a strong cleanse isn't required. Cedar is also good for working with other energies, helping to bring self-healing, insight and increasing a spiritual atmosphere generally or before spellwork, ritual and ceremony.
How to Burn
Keep a dish and a heat source (lighter, match or candle) nearby.
Light the end of the sage stick, allow it to smolder for a moment before blowing out the flames. Keeping a dish below the bundle to catch ash, waft the smoke around the items you are cleansing, the person being cleansed or the space.
If you are cleansing a full house, it is recommended to cleanse: "Top to Bottom, Back to Front, Out the Front Door" or from the furthest point in the house from the entrance, to the entrance. Ensure the smoke gets into all corners and once done, open all possible windows and doors to drag the smoke out, taking with it any energy it has attached to.
When you are done cleansing, you can snuff out the bundle on a dish or in sand to then re-use on your next cleanse.
Herb Bundles like White Sage will set off fire alarms if enough smoke is created, please take care.
Please use general fire safety advice, don’t leave burning sage unattended, use in a well ventilated space away from pets, children and those with breathing problems.