Want to learn how to make pine needle smudge at home? Continue reading and find the simplest pine smudge you can make.
Pine needle smudges have been used since ancient times in parts of Europe as a means to drive dark entities and spirits away, but also to induce calm and relaxation. For this, they used pine needles, but sometimes even pine resin, which was also used to make torches to light streets, squares, and public buildings. Pine needles can be harvested at any time of the year, and can be used fresh or dried to make pine needle smudges. Speaking of which, let’s get to the recipe.
How to Make Pine Needle Smudge
To make the pine needle smudge, you need a handful of dried pine needles, finely crushed, and two tablespoons of pine resin. Optionally, you can also add a small handful of each of the following purifying herbs:
- dried juniper berries
- angelica seeds
- sweet wormwood
Combine the dried and ground herbs (use an electric coffee grinder) with the resin into a homogenous ball. Use a pair of gloves for this process, as pine resin is very sticky and hard to get off. Store the pine needle smudge in a metal container, away from moisture. When you want to smudge your room, take a small bit of the pine needle smudge and burn it on a plate or on a small iron burner for incense sticks and resin while going through every corner of your room. Or, leave it to burn on the plate, as you would do with an incense stick.
Pine Needle Smudge Uses
Whenever you feel the need to purify the vibe in your home, and remove negative energies, burn a small piece of the pine needle and herb resin. Pine needle smudges make sadness and melancholy turn into a calm, conciliatory joy in just a few moments. Your soul will gradually wake up from being unconscious and sad to its natural state of joy, acceptance, understanding, and confidence. Your body will feel a soft and pleasant warmth penetrating it, with cleansing and releasing effects.
Pine needle smudges are also therapeutic for a series of psychological issues, including acute stress, heart arrhythmias of nervous and neurotic origin, ADHD, and even hallucinations. For best results, sip on a warm cup of pine needle tea while smudging your room with this wonderful and all-natural herbal resin mix.
Did you know that in some regions of central Europe, there was once a custom of filling pillows and mattresses with so-called “vegetal wool” to fight insomnia? They made this “wool” by maceration pine needles in water for several days, preferably in the sun. Following the fermentation process, the skin on the pine needles would split open, revealing the fine fibers inside, which were later dried and used to fill pillows. Indeed, pine needles are quite miraculous and healing. If you’ve enjoyed learning how to make pine needle smudge, please share this article. Stay healthy, naturally!
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