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Native Americans and other indigenous peoples have burned sage for centuries as part of a spiritual ritual to cleanse a person or space, and to promote healing and wisdom. It's been used since the time of the ancient Egyptians and Romans to treat digestive issues, memory problems, and sore throats. The name sage comes from the Latin “salvia,” which means, “to feel healthy.”
Smudging is an ancient traditional practice of many cultures, more specifically of indigenous people. Used in ceremony, the burning of sage clears negative and unwanted energy, welcomes positive energy and clarity as well as heal ailments. Smudging has also been known to rid the air of bacteria, harmful toxins and provide spiritual guidance through reflection and mindfulness in addition to among many other benefits.
Properties of Burning Sage Burning sage purifies and cleanses your environment. When burned in your living space daily, weekly or even monthly, you’ll begin to notice a lightness of energy and calmness in your home. Sage is an effective natural disinfectant, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and antiseptic just to name a few. In many ancient cultures, sage sticks were used ceremonially to cleanse the air, increase oxygen levels, rid the home of negative energy, balance emotions and promote strong health. In high enough concentrations, burning sage will eliminate negative ions and can clear the air of mold spores, pollen, pet dander, odors, cigarette smoke, bacteria, viruses, dust and other hazardous airborne particles.
NW Indigenous Wellness is a new division of the Shotridge business that offers a collection of branded products that were created to bring good health to your mind, body and spirit following traditional indigenous ways. We offer the pure natural form of Sacred White Sage alone or in combinations of white sage with additional natural herbs and medicinals that we gather locally on Vashon Island to offer a variety of smudging choices, so as you clear out the negative energy, you immediately replace it with positive energy!
The Northwest Native formline design of the Sage plant that is used to identify our branded Sage products was designed by Tlingit Artist, Israel Shotridge.
We hope you enjoy our feel good offerings and it brings health and balance into your life!