How to Make a Smudge Stick
and begin wrapping the cotton or twine around
the plant. Do this randomly, so that plenty of
the leaves show through, whilst encasing the
Working from the bottom to the top and then
securing tightly at the opposite end will hold
Trim any particularly wayward pieces.
Lay the smudge on a fresh piece of newspaper
and wrap it tightly within the paper. This
ensures the stick will dry more quickly and
remain held together.
Store in a cool dry place, change the
newspapers every other day and allow to dry
for at least a week.
After this time your smudge stick will be
ready to use. If you have any feathers
available to disperse the smoke then these are
also a useful tool.