Smudge Sticks are considered essential in many cultures for many reasons…some of which are meditation, purifying and cleansing energies, bacteria, fungus, mold, etc…and whether you believe you can use smoke or breath to talk to God or not, they just plain smell good and can feel relaxing or uplifting.
Many herbs burn well so don’t worry if you don’t have traditional white sage. any sage will do. Or lavender, rosemary, mugwort, wormwood, even peppermint. I sometimes even like to add some rose petals and mullein. If you have some string on hand, any kind will do…clip your favorite herbs and have some fun! 🙂