Mugwort Smudge Wand
I made these seasonal smudge wands from foraged Coastal Mugwort and my own homegrown yarrow and lavender to make a beautiful tool to use for clearing your space, aiding in dreaming and divination, or even just adding to your altar area. They're truly gorgeous and would compliment any type ritual work - they also make a beautiful addition to a gift box as well.
Traditionally, smudging has been used to clear personal space of either stagnant or negative energy or to cleanse the air from airborne bacteria and viruses after an illness. Smudge wands also make a wonderful addition to your altar space or other favorite spot in your house.
To use: Wait until the wand is completely dried before using. Light the end of the dried herbs and gently blow out the flame once well lit. Then take the stick and slowly wave it in the areas you wish to cleanse, making sure the smoke reaches all the areas you want to clear out. It's best to have a small bowl or abalone shell to catch any pieces that may fall during the smudging. When you're done, you can add a little water to the end of the stick to stop the burn and let air dry for use next time.
Each stick is approximately 5-6 inches long and thick enough to smudge a large house. These can also be used multiple times for smaller space clearings.