+ White sage has protective and cleansing properties.
+ A beautiful natural product; untreated and dried only.
+ Has beneficial effects according to doctors and therapists.
– The scent of Sage remains present in the room used for a longer period of time.
White Sage grows in the wild in California and is harvested by hand. It is untreated and is dried only.
About this White Sage Smudge: Smudge (literally: smouldering fire), in sticks or woods, is completely natural, ceremonial incense, which is burned among the native Indian peoples in America, for example in sweat lodges.
Doctors, therapists and body workers are increasingly discovering the beneficial effects of these herbs. Bunches of smudge are used all over the world to reconnect with the power of Mother Nature. The use of smouldering plants and resin possibly originated from the campfires in prehistoric times, in caves. The ceremony of cleansing, of people, places and objects, with smoke is still in vogue today. Not just good for repelling pesky flying insects, the smoke of certain plants (smudge) was also found to preserve food and skins. Also, certain smudges could offer protection against invisible spirits and thoughts.
To apply this protective and cleansing effect, leaves or resins were heated to make smoke, which was then brushed over the person or object, often with large feather fans. Some plants gave smoke used in healing, and others had more general powers.
Smudge smoke is made by laying dried plants or herbs on smouldering coals, or by lighting dried herbs in an earthenware bowl or large shell. White Sage is burned in ceremonies to exorcise evil spirits, negative thought or influences. The leaves are renowned for their special fragrance, and they are used as a natural repellent against moths (in clothes) or mosquitoes (in the room).
White Sage can be used in countless ways. American Indians in Central America cover the floor of their sweat lodges with it. They also inhale it through a small bunch of sage and sometimes rub it on their bodies while in the sweat lodge. White Sage makes the evil spirits sick, they say. They are driven away with it if it is burned. Not so with good spirits; they don’t go away because of the smoke. Good spirits actually like sage.