The smudging ceremony is a custom of Native American and other indigenous cultures. For centuries many cultures have used smudging as a way to create a cleansing smoke bath that is used to purify the body, aura, energy, ceremonial/ ritual space or any other space and personal articles. Smudging is performed to remove negative energy as well as centering and healing. Our bodies and environments are not only physical but vibrate with invisible, silent energy. Smudging calls on the spirits of sacred plants to drive away negative energies and restore balance.