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Smudge Making at The Farmer's Daughter

  • The Farmer's Daughter 431 East Ohio Street 15212 USA (map)
Fresh mugwort smudge sticks made with wild flowers

Fresh mugwort smudge sticks made with wild flowers

"Smudging" is the word we use to describe the ritual act of spiritual cleansing, usually through the method of burning herbs and drawing the smoke over ourselves or in our home. In one form or another, smudging has been an act performed by many North American and South American First Nation tribes as a way to cleanse, prepare, and create sacred space. There are several plants commonly used in the practice of smudging, including white sage, sweet grass, palo santo wood, and mugwort.  

Making your own smudge stick is fun and easy! Alison will provide locally harvested mugwort, as well as other fresh herbs and flowers to create this beautiful sacred tool.  She will show you the step-by-step process of making a smudge stick, tell you the plants' stories, as well as the history of smudging.  A smudge ceremony will also be performed to help guide you.

Cost for this class is $35 which includes materials.  All you need to bring is your beautiful self. Hosted by The Farmer's Daughter.  Call 412-231-1238 or email to reserve your spot.