White sage ”Salvia apian


White sage (Salvia apiana) called also the ”holy herb”. The sage has been used since the time of the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans to ward of evil and to treat digestive issues, wounds, memory problems, snake bites and sore throats. The name ”salvia” in fact comes from latin ”salvere” meaning ”to heal”.

Native Americans and other indigenous peoples have burned white sage for centuries. It is ceremonial way to purify a person, place or an object of negative energies or influences. The use of white sage for such ritual or ceremony, often using an abalone shell to hold it and a feather or bird wing to spread the smoke around the space.

How to use?

Open the window. This allows smoke to escape. Hold the sage at 45-degree angle and light the end of a sage bundle with a match. Let it burn few seconds and then gently blow out the flame. The tips of the leaves should smolder slowly, releasing thick smoke. Direct this smoke around your body and space with one hand while holding the bundle in the other. By using a feather or bird wing you can direct the smoke, though this is optional. Be careful with falling ashes. Allow the ash to collect in a abalone shell or a ceramic bowl. Please make sure that the sage bundle is completely out before leaving the are unattended. Keep out of flammable materials.

Price is for 1 bundle. Each bundle is roughly 12,0cm x 3,0cm.

NB! Sustainably harvested in California, USA. No charcoal, essential oils or perfumes. Hand tied with organic hemp twine.