Smudging is usually done with White Sage and Sweetgrass combination this way is more of a NAtive American tradition. You can use White Sage by itself which is more of a witch’s way of doing it The White Sage takes all the negative energy out of your home and yourself and the Sweet Grass bring positive energy back into your home. If you do not use the Sweetgrass that is fine but be sure to ask for love, harmony, and positive energy to fill each room after you have cleared the negative energy from it.
To smudge yourself either start at your feet or head, depending on what feels right to you, WHile bring the smudge stick up or down your body ask Hekate to cleanse you of all negative energy, anger, resentment, and whatever else negative you feel you may be holding on to. Then ask her to fill you with positive energy, love, harmony, happiness, and whatever other good things you want to bring into yourself. When you clear negative energy out of you, you leave an empty space that needs to be filled so that is why you ask for positive things to fill you up.
To smudge your home starting in the room that has the door people go in and out of the most you walk counterclockwise making sure you get some of the smoke from the smudge stick into every corner of the room saying “Hekate (you can also call upon your patron god and matron goddess to help you) “Cleanse this room of all negativity, anger, and whatever other kinds of bad energy you may feel is in the room.” To continue cleansing room home go through it room by room counterclockwise stating the same thing you did in the first room. You also cleanse around every window, the in between where you walk through to another room or if the is a doorway, cleanse any mirrors, electronic devices that are in your home, your phone landlines and cell/mobile phones, computers, tablets, etc., inside closets and cabinets, if you have a basement and/or attic cleanse those also and last but not least any photographs you have on display anywhere in your home especially those of family and friends.
After doing this complete cleansing you follow it up with a house blessing and then put protection around your home and property. How to do these things can be found in other posts here on Coven Life’s website.