Smudge Sticks are bundles of sage or other herbs that are burned during a smudge ceremony. Smudge sticks slowly smoulder and while doing so they give off herbal smoke. At Spiru, we have several smudge sticks for sale.
Smudge bundles consist of different kinds of herbs. The most common herb used is white sage, also known as California White Sage or Salvia Apiana. Desert sage also originates in that area and is considered by many people a more mild variant. Shasta sage, too, is from American origin and is also known as blue sage or mountain sage, named after the holy Shasta Mountain in California. Black sage is related to wormwood and is also known as moxa, mugwort or goosewort. In addition to sage, people often use cedar, pine or dragonblood. Furthermore, yerba santa is also very popular. These sticks are made of a herb that is considered holy in Spanish and Native American culture.
It’s easy to make your own smudge stick with one dried herb or several. For example, you could use white sage, sweetgrass and tulsi. However, it’s also an option to use more familiar herbs such as bay leaf, pine, juniper, rosemary, lavender, peppermint, lemon balm or rose. First, you cut the plants until they are the desired length. You will need about four times this length of cotton cord. Then, you start wrapping from the bottom to the top and to the bottom again. At the bottom you tie the two ends together. The final step is to dry the smudge stick for about a day until the herbs are crispy.
At Spiru, you can buy smudge sticks online. Are you interested in an energetic cleansing? In that case you could choose to cleanse your house with a white sage smudge stick. At Spiru, you can buy everything to complete your smudge ceremony and make it into a success, such as feathers, bowls, kettles and coals, among other things. In short, smudging starts at Spiru!
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