How To Burn Sage
Hold the sage at a 45-degree angle, light the sage, let it burn for about 20 seconds and then gently blow out the flame so that you see orange embers on one end. Then you can start the process of clearing your space.
Traditionally, we use a shell to hold the sage in and then use a feather to fan and spread the smoke around the space when burning sage.
Slowly walk around your space and allow the smoke to waft around. Guide the smoke—and the negative energy—toward the open windows or a door, so it can escape.
Give special attention to areas in front of mirrors, in corners, and in spaces like foyers, hallways, and doorways.
Once you're ready to extinguish a sage smudge stick, press the burning tip firmly into your fireproof vessel, dirt, sand or shell until the smoke no longer rises.