Step-by-Step Tutorial: Creating Your Own Witch 'Craft' Smudge Sticks

Need a witchy mood boost try making your own smudge sticks! 

Discover the art of creating your own DIY smudge sticks with this step-by-step tutorial. Learn how to infuse your intentions into these magickal tools!

Creating your own smudge sticks is a rewarding witch craft project. Bundles of dried herbs, when burned, release a fragrant smoke that purifies and balances energy.

The Indigenous peoples of the Americas sacred process of burning sage is to clear energies.

Smudging removes negativity, balancing the current energy on people, objects and environments ready for a deeper connection. 

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Smudge Stick Herbs

There are a variety of herbs you can use to make your own smudge sticks.

Sage is one of the most popular and easy-to-find options known for its ability to promote peace and tranquillity.

Cedar is often used for renewal, protection, and grounding.

Rosemary can help with mental clarity and purification.

Rose is often used in love, luck, grief, and healing rituals.

Lavender is known for its ability to promote relaxation and restfulness.

Frankincense is also a popular choice, as it is often used to send prayers and intentions to Gods, Goddesses and deities.

Eucalyptus provides a relaxing energy and is commonly used in purification magick.

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To deepen your own sacred connection, try homegrown herbs and flowers!

Bless with gratitude and give thanks before you trim.

These practices deepen your connection with the plants. This works to enhance the purification and cleansing process.

Meaning more engaged and success magickal results for YOU!

Banish Bad Energy - DIY Smudge Sticks - Witch CraftHow to: DIY Smudge Sticks 


  • 4 - 5 Lavender sprigs or rose buds
  • 15 Sprigs of fresh herbs ie: rosemary, sage or thyme
  • Twine
  • Scissors
  • NB: If possible have a pair of sacred scissors - especially for magickal work.

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  1. Start by trimming your flowers and herbs to your preferred size.

  2. Next, wrap a long piece of twine tightly around the base of your herb bundle and continue wrapping until you reach the top. Tie the twine securely and trim any excess.

  3. Be sure to trim any excess twine and herbs that may be sticking out of the bundle for a neat and tidy finished product.

  4. Hang the bundle upside down in a cool, dry place for at least two weeks to allow it to dry completely before using. 

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To Use

  1. When using homemade smudge sticks, light the dried bundle with a lighter or match to begin the smudging process.

  2. Let it burn for a few seconds before blowing out the flame.

  3. Gently blow on the smudge bundle and let it smoulder, smokey, not on fire!

  4. Use the smoke to cleanse your space, wafting the smoke as you go to purify the energy in each room or space.

  5. Continue moving around your space, cleansing and purifying.

  6. When ready, extinguish either using running water or best set it aside in a fireproof dish.

Thank you for reading!

Please get in touch or comment below with any witch craft or witchcraft topic ideas - your feedback is always appreciated.

Blessed Be,

🖤 Bec Black

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