Saturday, November 10, 2012
Make Your Own Smudge Sticks
Merry Meet :)))
One of the ways of cleansing our homes and magickal spaces is by smudging. We can do this using smudge sticks. If you wander into any new age shop or look online you can find them for relatively little cost. However they are really easy to make and if you have access to fresh herbs it's something I'd really recommend.
Traditionally white sage is used, but you can use many different herbs. Some of the herbs we can use in smudge sticks include sage, white sage, mugwort, lavender, rosemary, cilantro. You can choose to use one or a combination of several. I usually use two different types of sage, lavender and a bit of rosemary. :))))
The first thing you want to do is gather herbs for your sticks. You want your sticks to be approximately an inch around so gather enough branches to have them thick enough to bind. When you have gathered the ones you wish to use, arrange them so that they are all facing the same direction and are as close in size as they can be. For the next bit you will want to use cord, twine, or I personally use embroidery floss. About a half inch from the bottom tie a knot. Make sure it is really secure. Then begin winding your way up the bundle. I usually work in half inch segments and will wind the floss around about 10 times on top of each other in each section. Once you get to the top, tie it off securely again. You may want to leave a bit of extra thread at the base to make it easier to hang to dry if you are going to hang it.
Allow the herbs to dry, and then they are ready for you to use! :))) Easy right?
Love and Blessings,