White Sage Smudge Sticks

Smudge Sticks

Smudge sticks are bundles of dried herbs bound together with string or twine. Most commonly, white sage is used for smudge sticks, but often other herbs or plants such as cedar, lavender and mugwort are used as well or combined with the white sage in the bundles.

Burning these dried herb bundles is called smudging and is done to create a cleansing, positive-energy smoke cloud. It is also often done to ward of illness or an alternate manner of incense to scent a room. Scientific evidence proves the effects of smudge sticks as a pesticide as well as improving the oxygen flow to the brain.

Benefits of White Sage

White sage sticks are the most popular and effective sticks for health benefits. The herb, white sage, has many promising health benefits. It may help support brain function and oral health as it is high in antioxidants. Sage also has antimicrobial properties, meaning that it keeps bacteria, fungi and viruses at bay.

Sage sticks are a very effective aromatherapy agent, as burning one during a session helps combat anxiety, fear and depression.

  • White sage activates receptors in the brain, resulting in elevated mood levels that reduce stress and anxiety and even alleviate pain.
  • Certain compounds contained in sage might also ease insomnia.
  • Being a rector activator in the brain, sage might also improve memory and focus.

Your white sage smudge sticks will undoubtedly be the best chemical-free air fresher or odour controller, if nothing else.