Make Your Own Smudge Stick
Make your own Smudge Stick!
This is an easy how to on making your own smudge stick.
I use Wormwood but feel free to use any plants you’re into, just make sure they are safe to burn.
I’ve used lavender, cedar, sweet grass, sage, lemongrass, lemon balm, and rose in the past.
Each plant will have varying effects on your environment, as each plant contains its own unique attributes, but all smudge is cleansing.
Wormwood is used to get rid of parasites and cleanse the environment. It is often used in ritual to enhance psychic abilities, it’s a nervine and calms the nervous system, reducing stress and anxiety.
I used wormwood in this tutorial because I was just given a bunch has a gift.
The smudge sticks I make in this how to are small because that's how I like them, but feel free to make yours the size you like.
You will need;
Plant material that has been dried out for about a week so that it doesn’t contain very much water but is still malleable and doesn’t break all over the place.
Cotton thread (hemp is fine, it just needs to be a safe thread to burn.)
Start with trimming your plant material into a size you like.
Next cut a length of thread about 2 yards long.
Holding one end against the base of your smudge bunch,
Start wrapping around the base
And on up towards the top of the bunch of plant,
Once you get to the top, start wrapping back downwards to the base of your plant bunch.
Once you've succesfully wrapped your plant bunch, tye the strings together at the bottom.
If you have more plants to make into smudge sticks follow the same process until you run out of plant
Make sure your bunches have enough thread to tye to something to hang dry, if they don't have enough thread just add a little bit that can be easily removed when dry so your smudge stick looks nice and tidy and ritual ready!
Hang your smudge sticks until they are nice and dried out.