Garden Fresh Herbal Smudge Sticks
- Around the Bend Homestead
This class will offer students the opportunity to pick and cut their choice of herbs from the garden and make their very own smudge sticks. We have an array of herbs to choose from including: rosemary, thyme, basil, oregano, parsley, lavender, sage, cedar, peppermint, lemon grass, rose petals, marigolds, and birch bark. This is a sensory stimulating class that grants the student the chance to put their sense of olfaction to work, thus learning how to identify common herbs by both sight and scent. Students will enjoy the freedom of choice offered with this class while creating up to 3 beautiful smudge sticks. They will be guided each step of the way and also learn the science behind how burning herbs changes the ionic composition of the air around us, which is something our ancient ancestors intrinsically understood was beneficial for the mind, body, and spirit. *Students will be reminded of fire safety and encouraged to have parental supervision while using the smudge sticks. Parents should keep in a safe place where only they can grant access to them.
Events that are rained out will be rescheduled for another day. If you are unable to make it due to personal reasons, we can reschedule your class for another week.
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