A hand-tied smudging wand made from Pine needles. Moorish Pine is an excellent herb for cleansing and protection.
Like all evergreens, Moorish Pine is associated with prosperity and good health. Pine needles are traditionally used to bless a new home. In Hebraic and Kemetic lore, the Pine tree stands for persistence, moderation, and self-confidence.
Our Western Pine Smudge is gathered from West Coast pine, carefully dried and tied into bundles. This smudge stick is approximately 9 inches in length on average. Thread color may vary.
How to Use Smudge Sticks
Holding the smudge stick by the “handle” end, use a lighter to ignite the tip. Blow out any open flames so that the leaves slowly smolder. Next, wave the smudging wand around a room, person, or objects to direct the fragrant, cleansing smoke. Catch the ashes in a heat-resistant dish. (An abalone shell is traditional, but you can use a smudge pot, incense burner, or even a regular ceramic plate, as long as you put something under it.) Smudge sticks can be extinguished in a dish of sand and re-used many times. Of course, never leave burning smudges unattended.