White Sage - Salvia apiana
Sage is an evergreen perennial that grows in the Southwestern part of the United States and northern Mexico. The oil and resins in the leaves release a pleasant fragrance when they are crushed, rubbed or burned. This type of sage has a broad flat leaf.
The sage is grown without chemicals and the proceeds from purchasing directly support a Native owned & operated business, The Wandering Bull, the founders of which are of Wampanoag ancestry.
White sage for Smudging can be rolled into a smudge stick or left loose in a small pile for purification and cleansing rituals. Smudging rituals are done in several ways. You may see dancers being smudged before they enter the dance circle at a Powwow. White sage is also used in purification rituals on individuals who require healing for physical or psychological illness. Rooms in a new house, or a meditation space can be smudged to cleanse them of negative energy. Ritual items like crystals can also be smudged to clear them of negative energy.