Improve Sleep – Negative ions from smudging can have a positive impact on how the body modulates serotonin. Negative ions have been observed to have a beneficial impact on balancing sleep patterns, promotes restfulness and improve physical performance.
Smells Good – Sage is a pleasant and clean fragrant scent. Burning sage can also do double duty as an chemical free air freshener or odor controller.
The most common plant used for smudging is white sage, but there are others. There are many different plant materials you can use for smudging.
Sage smudge stick
Cedar smudge stick
Sweetgrass smudge stick
Lavender smudge stick
If you want to know how to make a rosemary smudge stick or how to make a sage and lavender smudge stick, just follow the instructions and add the herbs and flowers of your choice.
Please note: Do not inhale the smudge smoke, that will make you cough.
DIY Smudge Stick
Sprigs of your chosen herbs (can be fresh, partially dried or fully dried)
Cotton twine or sewing thread
Fire proof vessel for stick to rest on while burning (clay pot, glass)
Wooden match sticks (not a fire stick)
How To Steps
1. Lay Out Leaves
Assemble your herbs by layering the largest leaves or stems on top of each other.
2. Twine Wrap
Cut a piece of twine 4 times the length of your herbs.
3. Tie It Off
Make a loose knot on the bottom of the bundle and begin wrapping the twine around the bundle tightly in a spiral up and the back down and then tie a knot to the loose bottom knot.
4. Let It Cure
You want the leaves to be dry.
If your bundle is not fully dried, hang upside down in a dry sunny spot until the leaves are dry and brittle.
5. Light It Up
Grab a lighter and ignite the end. The dry leaves should soon begin going off a fragrant smoke.
Don’t inhale the smoke!
Have a plate handy when you want to snuff out the smudge stick.
It can be extinguished and used again.
About Mignon Young
Mignon is the owner of Naturally Mignon and is based in Round Rock , Texas.
Naturally Mignon specializes in creating natural skin care and health products with safe, natural and effective ingredients.