White sage is a perennial shrub with silver-gray leaves. This native plant is often found in the coastal sage scrub habitat of southern California and Baja California.White sage is an important and sacred plant for Native Americans. Sage is used during sacred ceremonies and smudging rituals. This sage has the strongest scent of all of our sages.
To burn a smudge stick -just light the tip, blow it out and either wave in air or place in a glass or metal container (one that will not burn) with sand or salt placed therein to hold the smudge upright. To extinguish, invert smudge into the sand or salt to smother. Smudges put out a lot of soothing smoke.