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My kids and I recently made smudge sticks with the herbs and flowers from our garden. I wrote about how to make smudge sticks, and as promised, wanted to write a bit about smudging herbs and some of the best plants to use.
This year we made most of ours out of sweet Annie, sage, and cosmos. They are pretty and smell wonderful. Whenever we want to freshen the house this winter we’ll burn one and remember our summer bounty.
Don’t know how to burn smudge sticks? Read this article for more information.
This list of common smudging herbs will get you on the path to making your own.
Note: DIY Natural encourages you to freshen the air with your smudge sticks. The uses listed below are cultural and historical, not necessarily representative of any beliefs we have or are promoting.
Cedar (Thuja spp.)
In many cultures cedar is a sacred plant. People have used it to drive out negative energy, bring in good influences, and even to bless a new house when people are moving in. Did I mention it smells great?! (Grow your own or find cedar smudge sticks here.)
Sage (Salvia spp.)
The best known ceremonial smudge plant is sage. Some claim it can change READ MORE HERE: https://www.diynatural.com/smudging-herbs/