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..
You will need sage, scissors, string. – Try to use local sage. You can use dried or fresh. Easier with fresh.
Go foraging for wild seasonal flowers (optional)
Take your sage – size of bunch is up to you
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.
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.
Neaten the edges by cutting off the stalks so they are the same length.
Fresh sage version
When they dry