DIY Herbal Smudge Sticks & Fire Starters
If you have an herb garden, chances are by this point in the growing season, you have an abundance of herbs. So once you've gathered, dried or frozen enough to meet your winter culinary needs, why not try your hand at making a super-simple fragrant herbal smudge stick or fire starter to enhance your outdoor gathering?
An ancient practice developed by indigenous peoples, burning sage—also known as smudging—has been traditionally used to help clear negative energy, but sage smudging is becoming more popular as practitioners continue to seek out new ways to relax, stay focused, and combat everyday stress. Those who engage in these cleansing rituals claim that burning dry sage can help clear the air and promote mindfulness.
sage: An ancient practice developed by indigenous people...