How to Cleanse Your Crystals: DIY Smudge Stick

How to Cleanse Your Crystals: DIY Smudge Stick

Do you know how to cleanse your crystals?

We often get asked about crystal cleansing, so today we’re showing you how to create your own smudge stick that's perfect to use! If you’re unfamiliar with the concept, a smudge stick is used to bless and cleanse people, places, and objects. You can make your smudge stick simple like we did, or incorporate a bunch of your favorite florals and herbs. When the stick is lit the aroma will fill your space with a pleasant scent.

Smudge Stick Ingredients

What you'll need for the Smudge Stick:

  • Sage
  • White rose petals
  • Other assorted herbs/florals
  • Twine


Step 1 (optional): Dry out your herbs for 5-7 days so they are able to smoke and cleanse better.

Step 2: Lay your longest, most sturdy herbs on the bottom and pile them from largest to smallest

Smudge stick with sage by Dani Barbe

Step 3: Tie a knot at the bottom of your bundle to secure the herbs in place.

Smudge stick with roses by Dani Barbe

Step 4: Start wrapping your twine around the bundle, crisscrossing as you go to ensure all the branches and petals are secure inside the bundle.

Make your own smudge stick by Dani Barbe

Step 5: Tie a knot at the other end of your bundle to secure it in place. I did a loop like you would do when finishing up a stitch.

Smudge stick instructions by Dani Barbe

Step 6: Trim the end of the bundle and both ends of the string.

How to cleanse crystals using sage by Dani Barbe

Step 7: Now it’s time to cleanse your crystals! Light the end of your smudge stick on fire and blow it out right away so that smoke appears.

Crystal cleansing how to by Dani Barbe

Step 8: Now you’re going to want to cleanse your crystals, to purify them of their negativity. You can get this adorable crystal kit right here on! It’s perfect if you’re new to crystals. It has a great mix of raw stones that are useful for self-love and healing.

Crystal Starter Kit by Dani Barbe

Tutorial for Smudge Stick for crystals

As you can see it’s so simple to create your own smudge stick and you can also cleanse your space with it. Once the stick is completely dried out it will last quite some time and be very effective. As always, burn responsibly!

What's your favorite way to cleanse your crystals?


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