This year’s Mother’s Day celebration was all about creating a relaxing experience through aromatics. I created a custom gift basket complete with instructions for an aromatic ritual, which began with burning a rose and sage smudge stick that we made ourselves. This little DIY couldn’t be easier, and makes a great gift for moms, bridesmaids, birthday girls, you name it. Scroll down to see how I made our mini rose and sage smudge sticks:

photographed by kristin kilpatrick

Here’s what you’ll need for this project:

• one small bundle of dried white sage leaves

• three spray roses in different colors

cotton floss

• pair of scissors


  1. If the bundle of sage leaves you bought came bound, use the scissors to cut the string and remove it from the bundle.
  2. Clip the spray roses about 1 inch from the bud.
  3. Use the cotton floss to bind the roses to the sage leaves, wrapping many times in a criss cross pattern. Make sure you wrap string across both the stem and the bud of each rose.

How to use:

Light the top of the rose and sage smudge stick, then blow out the flame. Let the smoke permeate your space for a cleansing, refreshing energy. You can walk (or dance!) around the room while holding the smoking stick to spread the good vibes everywhere.

Click here to see the entire ritual we created around this cute Mother’s Day gift basket.

Happy Mother’s Day!

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    kristen | May 8, 2018 at 7:32 am

    What a nice mothers day gift I plan on doing this with my girlfriends to celebrate us moms!!! Off topic, your beach inspired bedroom…what color are the curtains and what size picture above the bed and any info on where the frame was purchased would be great!!! I am almost finished re creating our bedroom You’ve made it wonderfully easy!!! Thank you for your great style!

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    kristen | May 8, 2018 at 8:22 am

    What a wonderful way to celebrate mothers day….I plan on doing this with my girlfriends! Off topic, would you be able to tell me the color of the curtains in your beach inspired bedroom and the size of the picture above the bed also, any info on where you purchased the frame and the color would be great! Thank you for your wonderful style!!

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    Eva | May 8, 2018 at 1:09 pm

    How lovely! I feel like this is a ritual I could easily get behind!

    Eva |

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    Meg | May 8, 2018 at 1:35 pm

    How do the roses burn if they are not dried? I feel like this wouldn’t work. In the image from the other post it is never actually shown lit….

    • Jennifer Rose Smith | May 8, 2018 at 7:40 pm

      Hi Meg! They did burn for us, but very very slowly. I think if they were dried they would flame up and burn too fast.

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