Fresh Rosemary stems
Sage, Thyme and Fennel stalks
These smudge sticks were used to banish odors from the home and in some cultures they were used to dispel lingering spirits.
Start by gathering all your herbs and tie them tightly together with cotton twine at around 1 cm intervals then leave it to dry for several weeks.
To use, light the end of the herbs with a candle until it begins to smolder and release a thin trail of fragrant smoke.
Allow the stick to burn to the next cotton tie off and extinguish the end. Trim off the burnt ends and your stick is ready to use again.
By Shellie Wilson. Shellie is the chief creative editor for Craftbits.