What is the best string to use for smudge sticks?

How to make a sage smudge stick. You will need: sage & any other herbs or flowers you might like. cotton string – natural twine.

Can any sage be used for smudging?

Not all herbs, and even some varieties of sage are best to burn when dried. Garden or common sage will do the trick, too. Other smudging plants to use include cedar, sweetgrass, and sagebrush. Various herbs and wildflowers make as wonderful additions to your smudge stick.

How do you smudge stick yourself?

Smudging yourself is easy. If you’re using a smudge stick, light the smudge stick on a candle flame. Hold the stick in the flame until there is a lot of smoke and the stick is burning well (that’s why a candle is better than a match as it can take a while to get the stick really smoldering).

How do you make sage smudge?

Take about 50 fresh sage leaves from a sage plant and bundle the leaves together with a piece of string. You can also add a few sprigs of rosemary, lavender, peppermint, and other herbs that you see fit to your bundle as you desire. Hang the herbs upside down to dry for about two weeks.

Where do you hang smudge sticks?

For best results, hang your DIY smudge sticks upside down in a sunny spot (I secure the twine to a windowsill), and allow at least 3 weeks drying time.

What kind of sage should I plant for smudge sticks?

white sage
You can use a number of different herbs in smudging rituals, including common sage, lavender sage, cedar, pinon pine, juniper or rosemary. For many people, however, white sage is the only way to go. You can grow white sage from seedlings or cuttings, but it’s probably best for beginners to start from purchased plants.

Why you shouldn’t use white sage?

Is Burning White Sage Bad? Thanks to the recent trendiness of smudging, white sage (which is used in these rituals) is in high demand. This is as much a part of smudging (or saging) as burning the plant is,” Hopkins says. In other words, it’s important to leave the root, because that’s how the plant grows back.

What prayer do you say when smudging?

Smudging prayer for your home by Exemplore: “Negativity that invades my sacred place, I banish you away with the light of my grace. You have no hold or power here, for I stand and face you with no fear. Be gone forever, for this, I will say: This is my sacred place, and you will obey.”

What to say when saging yourself?

Hello, my name is ___; I am moving into this space. I want to thank all of the land stewards and spirits of the land. I want to acknowledge the first people of the land. I want to state my intention of creating a home for myself here, living in reciprocity with the spirits that are present.

Can you reuse a smudge stick?

You can reuse the same smudge stick until there is nothing left to burn. Ideally, you should use a new smudge for each cleansing.

What do you say when smudging a house?

If, for example, you are smudging your house because you recently moved there, and want to make sure it is cleansed for your family, you can say something like “I send all negative energies away and to the Light, and welcome positivity and love into my new home.”

How do you put out a smudge stick?

How To Smudge Yourself. Put the smudge stick to flame using a match or candle light. Blowing on or waving the flame with your hand to put out the fire. Allow the smudge stick to smolder, freeing the smoke to circle in the air. Fan the swirls of smoke around your body’s aura from head to toe.

What are smudge sticks used for?

Smudge sticks are used in a practice known as smudging, in which the dried herbs are burned to produce a cleansing, positive-energy smoke cloud. Smudging is both a ceremonial and an every day practice, akin to washing one’s hands before dinner.

Can You reuse a smudge stick?

You can reuse your smudge stick as many times as you’d like. Making a sage bundle is not as hard as you’d think. All you need to do is gather your sage and any other herbs that you’re planning to use, along with some cotton string.

What is a smudge stick for drawing?

Smudging is a common technique used by artists to enhance drawings done with pencil or charcoal. This method adds depth, texture and shading. An artist’s smudge stick or tortillon is a piece of tightly rolled paper.