About White Sage
White Sage (Salvia Apiana) has been used for centuries by the Native Americans as incense used during purification ceremonies and prayers. White Sage is therefore called Indian Frankincense.
The ritual burning of sage or other holy herbs, is done to clear a space or person of negative energies. If your home feels stale or sad, if an argument has taken place and the air still hums with anger, if unpleasant energy lingers after a visitor – these are times to cleanse. One may also smudge one’s self to banish anger, ailment, sadness or illness.
White sage is a strong cleaner. It opens the heart energy. The burning of sage is also an air, spirit, and mind cleanse. A sage smoke ritual before bedtime stimulates visions and dreams.
White Sage is not endangered in contrary to what you might have heard but…
There are some big ongoing issues with the illegal harvest (stealing) of white sage from sacred lands in America where after one such incident, white sage was misreported as endangered. White Sage is not on the Endangered Species List but there are concerns about its vulnerability in the wild and on sacred lands in the US.
White Sage available for purchase with us is grown commercially and sustainably by herb farmers. Sage Essential Oils used and sold by House of Formlab are organic and from European growers. Some of the most fantastic sage is from Greece.
How to smoke cleanse in a (nut)shell.
Open a window when you do indoor smoking so that the energy can flow away. Once you’ve cleansed a space, and the stagnant energy has been dispelled the space is left with a vacuum. At this point, it’s important to fill the space with the energy of love and white light. You don’t want your space filled with random energy that floats around, right?! You can burn your favourite incense, use an essential oil spray or light up a stick of fragrant Palo Santo and call in your desired energies.
On your merry herbal burning way!