How To Make Smudge Sticks: 6 Easy Steps

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Hello Friends! I was recently inspired by a picture on Pinterest of some beautiful smudge sticks with flowers in them. So of course when Krogers had their flowers AND sage on clearance I took the opportunity to make my very own!

If you are new to smudging please check out my post HERE, on smudging your home correctly in 4 easy steps.

Making smudge sticks is a very simple craft and also the easiest to customize depending on what you have. Common herbs to use for smudging are sage, rosemary and even lavender, but you can also add flowers! I went with roses and sunflowers, nevertheless you should be able to use just about any flower you can find. If it is a flower that drys well, then you can add it to your smudge sticks.

The organic sage was 99 cents a pack so I bought all they had which ended up being 4 packs. They also had red roses for $4 and sunflowers for $2.99, I grabbed one bouquet of each for a grand total of about $12.  I didn’t end up using all the flowers so instead of letting them go to waste I detached all the petals and let them dry out. I’m not sure what I will do with them yet but I know I will be happy I saved them.

Smudge Sticks In 6 Easy Steps

  1. Using 2-4 sprigs of sage, bunch them together making sure they meet at the stem.
  2. Using the largest rose petals place one petal at the base of the sage bundle.
  3. Start wrapping the string at the base of the bundle.
  4. When you get to the end of the first rose petal place another one and continue wrapping the string. You will repeat this until you get to the end of your sage bundle.
  5. Tie a knot at the end and cut extra string off.
  6. Hang your smudge sticks to dry in a cool dry place for about a week. As soon as they dry they are ready to use.


Thank you so much for reading! I hope this helps you create your own beautiful flower smudge sticks ❤

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