Loose small white sage bundle
Palo Santo Stick
The purpose of burning White Sage and Palo Santo is to smoke cleanse a space or person.
Poor air quality may be linked to various health conditions. In this way, burning White Sage or Palo Santo is seen as a cost-effective way to purify the air (to an extent). This is because sage is thought to have antimicrobial properties that help kill bacteria, viruses, and fungi. That being said, it's important to keep in mind that burning sage will create smoke, which can cause health problems for individuals who are prone to asthma and other respiratory conditions.
Just as with taking sage internally, Some practitioners of alternative medicine believe that burning sage can help to release so-called "negative energy". In addition to burning sage, some people use a cleansing spray in their homes.
Some of the benefits of burning White Sage and Palo Santo include the following.
- Removing bacteria from the air
- Repelling insects
- Improving intuition
- Purifying specific objects
- Improving mood and reducing stress and anxiety
It's great to see that science is also saying how great the burning of sage and other herbs can be. Here is a link to one of the recent studies.
We understand that cultural appropriation can be associated with White Sage and ceremonial burning. We are acknowledging the health benefits and use with positive intention and affirmations of smoke cleansing and are not encouraging inappropriate usage. We respect Indigenous cultures and the land's ecosystem and make sure our organic white sage is ethically harvested from sustainable farms.