Smudge Sticks With Alula Vintage

Smudging is the burning of herbs such as sage to cleanse and invite in positive energy, it's rooted in history as a sacred ritual.

Phoebe Burrows of Alula Vintage makes her own smudge sticks and gave us a step by step tutorial in how she does it..

 

1

You will need sage, scissors, string. – Try to use local sage. You can use dried or fresh. Easier with fresh.

smudge sticks - seol gold

 

2

Go foraging for wild seasonal flowers (optional)

sage sticks - seol gold

 

3

Take your sage – size of bunch is up to you

sage stick with seol gold

 

4

Insert wild flowers, weaving stalks into the sage. Tie the sage together at the bottom of the leaves with your string. Leave extra string to make a loop later.

how to sage - seol gold

5

Start to wind the string to the top of the sage and make your way back down  to meet your string at the bottom, tie to secure and make a loop.

 

6

Neaten the edges by cutting off the stalks so they are the same length.

how to make smudge stick - seol gold

7

VOILA

Fresh sage version

 

8

When they dry

dry sage sticks - stol gold

 

 

 

 

 

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