California White Sage Smudge Sticks - each about 4" in length, hand tied with natural cotton string and super fresh. Smudging with the smoke of white sage smudge sticks is ideal for cleansing negative energy, attracting positive energy and light when emotionally or spiritually tired or lacking motivation, ridding yourself of other people’s negative emotional energy (stress, anger, envy, anxiety, or bad intentions), and rejuvenation and renewal to start fresh after moving into a new home, after overcoming adversity, after an argument or after illness. You can smudge your home, work place, car, yoga studio, yourself, pets, or loved ones.
A 2016 research project for the University of Mississippi established that white sage (Salvia apiana) is rich in compounds that activate certain receptors in the brain. These receptors are responsible for elevating mood levels, reducing stress, and even alleviating pain.
The most-used types of sage have antimicrobial properties. This means they keep infectious bacteria, viruses, and fungi at bay.
White prairie sage (which is technically a species of mugwort, Artemisia ludoviciana) is both antimicrobial and antibacterialTrusted Source. White sage (an actual sage, Salvia apiana) is also antimicrobial. And both have been shown to repel insects.
Burning sage has been traditionally used to safeguard against negativity that could interfere with sleep.
Some research suggests that sage contains compounds that could help ease insomnia.
Classic garden sage (Salvia officinalis) is sometimes burned like white sage. It’s also been used to improve sleep and soothe anxiety.