Smudge sticks are a bundle of dried herbs, the most common one is white sage. Other herbs or plants are used to create smudge sticks and the leaves are usually bound with string in a small bundle and dried. Smudge Sticks have a strong pleasant aroma when burnt. Smudge sticks are used for the purpose of cleansing. You can also use a charcoal underneath a smudge stick which will provide even more smoke.