Smudge sticks are used in traditional Native American ceremonies to purify people and places. If you would like to try smudging, it is very easy to make your own sage smudge sticks. They smell wonderful.
When you get a wand, handmade or store bought, bless it and give it your power. It will help channel your energy whilst doing spells. Though, you don't need a wand: I used to have one but it was sadly destroyed by a friend who thought it was only a decora