Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris) is a versatile sacred herb.
It can be used for spiritual cleansing, protection, healing, and consecration, and it can aid dream work, trance, and intuitive development.
Store Mugwort smudge sticks in a dry, dark place until needed. To use, light the tip of the smudge stick and let it burn for several moments. Then gently blow out the flame so that only glowing embers and smoke remain. Wave the burning smudge stick back and forth to move the smoke around to consecrate the ritual place and participants. If you wish to use only part of the smudge stick, extinguish its glowing end in a small bucket of moist sand when you are done.
*Information on the traditional uses and properties of herbs are provided on this site is for educational use only, and is not intended as medical advice. If you have any serious health concerns, you should always check with your health care practitioner before self-administering herbs.