White sage is an herb held sacred by Native Americans for hundreds of years, and has been used for its medicinal purposes for centuries. Sage offers antioxidants, anti inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties to promote overall health and target emerging infections. It is also used as a diuretic and a stimulant.
Used in rituals and ceremonies for centuries, white sage is often burned in a ceremony called smudging. Smudging is a cleansing ceremony used to help people, places, or even objects get rid of negative energy or even bad spirits.
How to Perform Smudging Ceremony
To perform the ceremony, place a bundle of sage in the vessel and set it alight for a few seconds.
After a few seconds, blow the flame out to allow the smoke to billow up. If the sage is particularly dry, the flames will catch on quickly, so be prepared to blow it out just as quickly.