How to Use a Smudge Stick for Cleansing and Healing
Smudge sticks are used for cleansing and healing. They are made of herbs and plants that have been bundled together and dried. Smudging is the process of burning these herbs and using the smoke to cleanse a person, place, or thing. Smudge sticks can be used for spiritual purposes or for healing physical ailments. In this blog post, we will discuss the history and use of smudge sticks, as well as how to make your own!
Indigenous Peoples' Choice
Smudge sticks have been used by Indigenous peoples for centuries. The most common plants used in smudge sticks are sage, cedar, and sweetgrass. These plants were chosen for their cleansing and healing properties. Smudging is a sacred practice that should be done with intention and respect.
To make your own smudge stick, you will need:
-Dried herbs and plants of your choice
-A knife or scissors
-String or twine
Start by bundling the dried herbs together. You can use as many or as few herbs as you like. Once the bundle is tight, tie it off with the string or twine. Trim any excess string. Your smudge stick is now ready to use!
To use your smudge stick, light one end of the bundle and allow it to burn for a few seconds. Blow out the flame and let the smoke waft over whatever you are cleansing. You can say a prayer, mantra, or affirmation as you do this. When you are finished, extinguish the smudge stick in a bowl of sand or dirt. Smudge sticks can be used as often as you like. Store them in a dry, cool place when they are not in use.
Smudging is a powerful tool that can be used for cleansing and healing. We hope this blog post has inspired you to try it for yourself! Namaste.