Smudging is the burning of sacred herbs, a practice originally used by some Indigenous peoples of the Americas for spiritual cleansing or blessing.
You don’t have to believe in spirits though to enjoy the scent and look of these herbal smudge bundles, handmade by Truus Keustermans. Besides being an excellent hairdresser, Truus loves the outdoors and has magic green fingers.
Truus’ smudge bundles include sage, marjory, lavender, wild fennel, lemon balm and mugwort. All the herbs are either collected in the wild or grown in her garden. They are wrapped in a tobacco leaf and tied with a naturally dyed ribbon. The beautiful info card that comes with it is designed by Ines Cox, with a drawing by Dennis Tyfus.
Please note each bundle is unique, so yours may differ slightly from the ones pictured.
How to use:
- Light the bundle shortly (we like to use a candle) and blow it out again.
- Put it on a fire-proof coaster or bowl or wave it around to let its scent spread through the room.
- Always open a window when using a smudge bundle.