Recently I was having an exchange with a friend about smudge sticks. She didn't know what they were. I explained that they're used for spiritual cleansing, telling her I had one that I've used on occasion, when I felt the need or desire to have the energy in my space cleansed. My smudge stick was given to me by my friend, Lee, I told her, and in a "pay it forward" kind of way, I would try to find one for her and send it along.
The problem is, I can't seem to find one. Today I was at a new age-type bookstore near where a friend of mine used to live. No luck... They had only braids of sweetgrass. I was told by the owner, "Sweetgrass is used to attract, sage is used to cleanse."
I know there's sage in smudge sticks, along with cedar and a few other plants, so that makes sense.
But still, no smudge sticks to be found. The closest we got was bags of sage, that I could tie into a smudge stick.
Not going to happen. I don't know enough about them, or how to tie them.
So, this is half post and half plea.... If anyone knows where I can get a smudge stick in Calgary, I'd appreciate a comment back. Much obliged!