Smudge Stick | DIY By The Chalk Board Mag
FLORAL + SAGE SMUDGE STICKS
roses or any other herb or flower that dries well.
cotton culinary twine
Bundle together your herbs and flowers in a pleasing way. Wrap tightly with cotton twine and wait til dry.
Or if you’re working with dried ingredients already, disassemble an existing sage smudge stick (look for a high-quality one with large leaves still in tact, not one that looks crumbly already). The leaves will already have a shape to them so let their direction inform how you’re adding new bits and how you ultimately tie it all together. You can let the sage be the outside “wrapper,” since the leaves are the broadest of the bunch. Add springs of dried cedar, lavender, roses, rosemary or anything else you have on hand (maybe even some palo santo wood?) to the center of the bundle. Then carefully close the bundle together in your hand and wrap with cotton twine.
The leaves must be completely 100% dry to burn so it’s best to wait until you’re sure. Light one end and enjoy!
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