Chocolate Mint Smudge Sticks
There is an abundance of Chocolate Mint in our garden. The plant hopped 10-feet west of its original location–like all of the mint in the world, this is an invasive plant. I don't mind. It hasn't spread completely out of control yet. And even though it sounds nice, Chocolate Mint hasn't anything to do with chocolate.
I pulled up a bunch of the herb from the garden. I wanted to find a use, rather than compost. The plant is invasive enough to be weeded frequently...so smudge sticks? Let's see!
I've heard of medicine women using mint in smudge sticks. This is an herb I am friends with, it grows on my land, is readily available. I want to see for myself, if this is a relationship that can work.
I used hemp cordage. I couldn't decide on one color because I was so attracted to them all. I chose all the colors, so each stick can take on energy of its own.
The sticks are drying in a safe place in the shed. Will report back on the drying process and the scent/energy of the herb when burning.
Symbolism of Mint
Hospitality - given as a gift