4" White Sage Bundle
What is Sage?
The ancient practice of burning dried sage for cleansing has roots in Native American tradition. Shamans burned sage over a fire to cleanse people of negativity and promote healing, wisdom, and longevity. It's something we should always be doing with intention, reverence, and deep gratitude to those who did it before us. The practice of burning sage is sacred in many communities and deserves our respect.
The Benefits of Burning Sage
Spiritually speaking, burning sage is believed to ward off negativity and toxicity. You can think of it like clearing the slate for more positivity to enter your space.
"Aside from the metaphysical uses of smudging, research is showing that sage can also be used to benefit physical, mental, and emotional well-being," says Reshma Patel, PA-C, MMS, CEO and founder of Ananda Integrative Medicine. She points to a number of studies that have shown that medicinal smokes such as sage have powerful antimicrobial and antibacterial qualities, can improve mood and cognition, can serve as an insect repellent, and can even help with sleep quality by easing insomnia.
How often should you Sage your home?
Freeing your home of stagnant energies can be done anytime, but it's a good rule of thumb to do a thorough smudging (the burning of sage) of your home four times a year when the seasons change. You may also wish to smudge your living space whenever it has been compromised by negativity or foreign energies.
How to smudge sage?
Start at the front door of the home and light your sage stick. Then, begin to move around the home. Move mindfully and with care, walking clockwise around the entire perimeter of the home. Be sure to allow the smoke to drift into even the hidden spaces, like inside closets, basements and dark corners.
After clearing and cleansing, extinguish your sage stick by gently pressing it into an abalone shell (also available) or a clay dish
What you’ll need:
A vessel for burning sage (abalone shell, clay saucer)
A fire source (such as a long match or candle)
A fanning tool (not completely necessary but could be helpful if you need to smudge a large area such as a home or office)
The white sage we sell is sustainably sourced by a family of growers in California.
The California Red abalone we sell is sourced from a West Coast farmer whose interest is in the sustainability of the abalone.