Sage bundles, also known as smudge sticks, originate from indigenous cultures. The traditional tool is used for purification and spiritual cleansing. I’m sure you’ve seen sage at your local shops, and this is because they’re gained modern popularity and are often used for aromatherapy, during meditation, yoga, and to purify homes. 

In order to protect white sage, a plant that has been harmfully affected by the increase in popularity and climate change, we recommend growing it yourself at home. This allows you to respect and appreciate it, rather than picking it up from your local supermarket where it was most likely, not sustainably grown. Above all, before you burn your sage, we recommend doing some research into understanding the history and the meaning behind the sacred practice. 

What You’ll Need: 

    1. Your homegrown dried sage leaves or a sage plant
    2. Herbs: rosemary, lavender, thyme
    3. Twine or string
    4. Scissors

Instructions:

  1. Gather a handful of sage leaves or cut off a few branches from a sage plant.
  2. Tie the sage together with twine or string, leaving about an inch of stem exposed at each end.
  3. Trim any excess twine or string, and shape the bundle into a cylindrical shape.
  4. Let the sage bundle dry for a few days in a well-ventilated area, away from direct sunlight.

How To Use: 

  1. Light the end of the bundle and allow it to burn for a few seconds, then blow out the flame so that the bundle is smoldering. 
  2. Use the smoke to purify and cleanse a space or object, or use it for personal cleansing by wafting the smoke over your body.

Voila 

 

About the Author

@jordankolunie

Jordan is a Brooklyn member of Wolven’s marketing team. Outside of Wolven, she is a certified yoga and pilates instructor. On her mat is where she finds mental clarity, physical strength, and her source of breath. Her energetic spirit and appreciation for the roots of the practice is visible in her teaching. Wolven is where she combines her adoration for fashion, wellness, and media.

January 25, 2023

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