White Sage, Sacred Herbs & Incenses

Californian White Sage

Salvia Apiana

The Purpose of Using Sage

Sage is a cleansing and purifying herb and can be used to help break up feelings of negativity.  Its properties make it ideal for use in cleansing and clearing ceremonies of people, places and objects, as well as for meditation or prayer.  People wanting to build a closer spiritual connection may also benefit from burning or carrying the herb.


Smudging is an important purification ritual in many different cultures and traditions.  Smudging is the burning of the sacred herbs in cleansing, purification and prayer ceremonies.  All of the herbs used in the wands are viewed as ‘sacred’ by Native American Indians who have used the wands or loose herbs for generations for smudging.

How To Use

Light a Smudge stick and extinguish the flame allowing the Cedar to smolder.  Wave or use a feather fan to disperse the smoke through your Aura and into your Home and your Sacred Spaces.  Hold your intent as you smudge, Clear and Purify.  Use Smudge sticks to regularly keep yourself, your tools, crystals and homes clear to receive abundant light.  Our Sage is collected in an ecological and respectful way.

About California White Sage

This California White Sage grows solely along a 350 coastal eco system, the coastal mountains of Southern California.  It is the biggest-leafed, fattest-stemmed member of the entire sage family and a most highly valued smudge in Earth honouring ceremonies.  This broad leaf sage is prized for its strong aromatic properties; it has the strongest scent of all sages.  For a less pungent smell, try the Californian Blue Sage below.

More Californian Sages

Black Sage, Blue Sage & Yerba Santa

Californian Black SageSalvia Mellifera


Clearing, Introspection, Dreams, Visions, Healing & Protecting

Black Sage is used to encourage dreams and visions.  It is a herb of introspection and inner healing.  When burned before bedtime it aids in restful sleep and pleasant dreams.  Black Sage is used for astral travel, shamanic journeying, and for protection during such excursions.

Californian Blue SageSalvia Clevelandii


Purifying, Healing, Soothing, Prosperity, Wealth

A close relative of White Sage, Blue sage is known as “Grandmother sage” and is also good for healing and cleansing rituals.  Blue sage brings wealth, health prosperity & healing to your life. It’s soothing, relaxing smell can be used to aid meditation or burned simply for aroma pleasure.  It’s not as pungent as White sage so is more agreeable to those who find the strong scent of White sage too overpowering.  Can be used in ritual ceremony and house cleansing.

Californian Yerba SantaEriodictyon Californicum


Purifying, Protection, Healing, Boundary setting, Courage

Yerba Santa means “Sacred Herb” in Spanish and has a long history of use as an alter offering with it’s uplifting scent.  Burn it to nurture and protect that which is sacred to you.  Use it when you need encouragement or courage.  If you need to get over a broken heart, grief or shyness this is a supportive smudge.  Use for protection, purification, psychic abilities, finding your innermost self.  Great to use for meditation or anytime deep spiritual cleansing is desired.

Mugwort Smudge Stick Artemisia douglasiana


Magic, Clearing, Protection

Mugwort is a member of the powerful Artemis family of herbs and is used widely both in western and eastern herbal traditions. It was used in medieval times to flavor beer and keep the user safe from evil possession.

This magical herb is associated with the Moon and female energy.  Use to cleanse the atmosphere of your space when you need something super-heavy-duty, beyond normal White Sage smudging.  Mugwort is also used for protection by hanging the plant around the home.  Place sachets of leaves in closets or  drawers to keep moths away from your clothes.

Some Mugwort leaf placed under a pillow will induce colourful and lucid dreams of prophecy and meaning.  Placed anywhere in the room it will protect from negative energies and unwanted ghosts.  Burn this herb to consecrate crystal balls, place leaves around to aid in psychic information.  In Shamanism it helps any environment become sacred and pure.

Our Mugwort is wildcrafted in California and Oregon.

Sacred Palo Santo Wood Bursera Graveolens


Clearing, Spiritual Purifying, Healing, Sacred space setting

Its name literally means holy wood, and it is just that. When burned, the smoke is believed to have both medicinal and therapeutic healing power. Traditionally, it is burned by Incas, indigenous people of the Andes, Shamans and medicine people for spiritual purifying, energy cleansing and healing. Bursera Graveolens tree lives for 40 to 90 years; after death, the wood matures 4 to 10 more years before it ‘falls’. Only then is it consecrated as ‘sacred wood’. From Peru.

Sacred Herbs & Resins For Burning On Mini Charcoals

Glass Amber 30gm jars 

For burning on mini charcoals to purify, clear, aid meditation, connect to intuition & Spirituality


A super-special (rare) blend of Frankincense, Myrrh, White Sage, Black Sage, Mount Shasta Sage, Desert Sage, Yerba Santa, Copal, Mugwort, Juniper, and Cedar. 

Large Incense Sticks

Six pack bundles

Pure Breu Resin Bundle    Healing, Mind calming, Stomach ease, Anti-inflammatory, Dream work

Extracted from the Almacega tree of the Amazon Rainforest, sacred Breu Resin (“Breuzinho” or “White Breu”) is used in healing rituals, and to create good energy.  It also possesses a property that causes regression experiences and conscious dreams after ritualistic use.  Breu’s aromatic Resin is rich in alpha and beta-amyrina triterpenes, which possess anti-inflammatory, analgesic and gastro-protective properties.  (Dep. of Physiology and Pharmacology of the Federal University of Ceara, Brazil.). The Resin is indicated for respiratory trouble, stomach ache, liver malfunction, and mental activity.


Palo Santo Bundle     Spritual Purification, Clearing, Healing, Intentional Sacred Space setting (Ceremonial)

Its name literally means holy wood, and it is just that. When burned, the smoke is believed to have both medicinal and therapeutic healing power. Traditionally, it is burned by Incas, indigenous people of the Andes, Shamans and medicine people for spiritual purifying, energy cleansing and healing. Bursera Graveolens tree lives for 40 to 90 years; after death, the wood matures 4 to 10 more years before it ‘falls’. Only then is it consecrated as ‘sacred wood’. From Peru.


White Sage Bundle    Clearing and Purifying

Artisanal White Sage & Breu resin blend. Salvia Apiana (white sage, bee sage or sacred sage) is an ever green perennial shrub that is native to the South Western United States and North Western Mexico. A study performed at the University of Arizona in 1991 demonstrated that Salvia Apiana has potential antibacterial properties against Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtillis, Klebsiella Pneumoniae and Candida Brassicae.


Chacrona & Jagube Bundle (Ayahuasca offscouring)    Ritual, Astral Travel, Ceremonial Medicine, Dream work

Banosteriopsis caapi, Jagube vine, together are the fundamental ingredients preparing the sacramental entheogenic drink Ayahuasca, We are humbled in coordination with the rituals of Feitio (making), to add the offscourings, customarily offered back to the soil, into this special blend of Breu Resin incense.

Sweetgrass Plait – Hierochloe Odorata

(Hand plaited from First Nations tribe, Canada) Sweetgrass has many ceremonial uses among most American Indian tribes and is often used in conjuction with White Sage.  Considered sacred, it’s smoke is used for prayer, cleansing and as a healing agent.  Sage is first burned to drive away any negative forces, then sweetgrass is burned to summon positive ones.  This special herb has a sweet vanilla-like scent and brings with it the blessing and love of our Earth Mother evoking feminine essence.  It is often braided with  the three sections representing mind, body and soul. Sweetgrass can be unbraided or trimmed into small pieces and sprinkled on hot charcoals.  It is frequently used in Sweat lodge ceremonies, tied to traditional bustles and used as a sachet for clothing to keep clothes fresh.  Sometimes known as Marsh Hay, Holy Grass, Vanilla Grass and in Lakota it is called Sink’pe tawota.

House Clearing Instructions

See what Karen Reid and other kiwi psychics suggest for energetically clearing your home here: http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/home-property/90208955/how-to-clear-your-home-of-bad-vibes


House Clearing Instructions using White Sage:  Start at front door, light sage and allow to burn (flame) for a short time until it is burning reasonably well, then put out the flame by waving through the air fast or blowing out and you will then have a smouldering smudge stick.  Ask Great Spirit to help you shift the energies, say your own prayer if you wish.  Move in a straight line to each corner, working in a clockwise direction around the house, lifting up the smoke at every corner.  Sage in cupboards and dark places as you go, until you end up back at the front door.  Sage the entrance of the door with it open to allow negative energies to escape.  Put sage on doorstep allow to burn for a couple of minutes and then you could put out if you wish to use the smudge stick in the future.  Put out in some sand in a container such as a Paua shell or saucer.

Sage Bath: Smudging for self-clearing is not suggested if you suffer from asthma or respiratory illnesses.  You can enjoy the benefits of this wonderful cleansing herb by having a Sage bath.  Put 5gm of Sage crush into a cup of hot water.  Leave it for 30 mins then pour off the tea and pour into your bath.  Sage bath is also used for relaxing the hyperactive mind.


The Process of grounding means to be energetically connected to the Earth through your base chakra (energy centre).  Being grounded centres your unique essence into your physical body which acts like a conductor for Earth’s energies and a conduit for Spiritual energies to come through.  Being properly centered into the Earth’s energies will keep your Energy field in a good flow and your emotions balanced so that you can manifest your life purpose, goals and dreams.  You know you are not grounded if you are experiencing any of the following:


  • Dizziness
  • Clumsiness / tripping over things
  • Feeling out of your body
  • Staring a lot / loosing track of conversations
  • Nervous & Irritable
  • Tired / no passion for life


Ways to ground yourself


  • Walk barefoot on the grass, earth or sink your feet into the sand at the beach.  Take big deep breaths in and out.  Research shows a good 90 minutes barefoot on Earth or walking in nature grounds you properly.
  • Sit next to a tree or place your hand on it.  Feel into the strength and power of the tree.  Allow yourself to become the same frequency as the tree and imagine you have tree roots extending out the bottom of your feet sinking deeply into the molten core of the Earth.  You can also imagine drawing this energy up into your feet and legs all the way from the Earth.
  • Eat lots of Earthy root vegetables like Kumara, sweet potato, beetroot, Jerusalem artichokes and carrots.
  • Use sounding such as chanting, singing, Oming, humming or letting out big noisy sighs.
  • Use smells such as incense and Aura Soma (REDS) to stimulate the first chakra and first level of your energy field.