White Sage Smudge stick for cleansing
The practice of smudging and these plants are considered sacred medicine to many Native American/Indigenous Nations.
Moving into a new home or office space is a perfect time to burn sage in order to clear the previous owner's energy and set your own intention for the space. However, you can sage your home any time you feel called to, whether you want to energetically reset or just chill out a bit.
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.
White sage (Salvia apiana) is also antimicrobial. And has been shown to repel insects. Beliefs that burning sage clears out spiritual impurities, pathogens, and even insects have been fundamental to the practice of smudging.