September 04, 2017

I love to smudge my house. 

I’m a firm believer in smudging my house at least every two to three months to keep out the bad energy that might be brought or created in our home. And I love making my own!

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Side note: Besides smudging, a quick + easy way to clear energy is to use our Radiant Energy Aura Mist

This blend includes flower essences that will gently cleanse your system or your space of toxins, irritants and energies that are negative or not your own.


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Here’s how to make your own lavender + sage smudge stick:

I usually buy a lavender and sage plant from my local health food store just to keep on hand for anything ~ and it adds a nice pop of color + smell in my kitchen!

By the way, if you love the smell of lavender, be sure to check out our Inner Peace blend.

It's part of the essential oil formula in the mist, serum, oil and bath saltsan herbal and spicy blend that grounds and calms our energy alongside the flower essences. 

To start your smudge stick, cut a few stems from each of the plants, approximately 10 stems each, depending on their size.

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Once you have the lavender + sage, here’s how to wrap it: 
  • Lay the pieces down flat, layering them one row sage, one row lavender. Put all stems at the same length.
  • Get a piece of twine or 100% cotton string about 4x the length of your bundle.
  • Tie a simple knot at the one end of the bundle with string.

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  • Proceed to wrap the rest of the bundle, spiraling up towards the top of the bundle. Fold in any stray sprigs, tucking them under the string as you go.
  • Once you reach the top of the bundle, continue wrapping, crisscrossing the twine as you head back down toward the base. Tie the loose end to the original knot at the base of the stick. Keep the end long.
  • Once your smudge stick is completely wrapped, use the excess twine to it hang upside down in a dark room (like your closet!) for about three weeks.

HOW TO MAKE THE PERFECT LAVENDER and SAGE SMUDGE STICK by the lotuswei flower essences blog

Now you have your own beautiful, energy-clearing smudge stick!

Get creative: I added roses for a pop of color + extra scent, but you can use whatever you're most attracted to. Have fun! 

Peace + petals,

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