For thousands of years and today people use sage as a medium for spiritual cleansing of an area or place. Many believe it to bring about purification and cleansing of our life patterns, particularly those patterns that defeat oneself.
It is not only in use as a spiritual cleanser but also as an antibacterial agent that literally clears the air of bacteria.
① The Excellent Anti-bacterial Benefit
It is a fact that it contains antiseptic properties so that when you smudge, you are, in every scientific sense, cleansing the air of unwanted bacteria in addition to the spiritual cleansing effect. Therefore, the smudging process is cleansing the air you breathe and eliminating odors naturally and without toxicity.
② For Your Spiritual Practice
A traditional abalone shell sitting on top of a natural wood stand, carved to perfectly holds your tied sages sticks for you home ceremonies or simply to add a flair of earth decor.
These smudge sticks are five inches long and pair up beautifully with your abalone shell.
The abalone shell is at least five inches wide, but what is really nice is it is polished on the inside to reveal pink, green, and blue iridescent smoke when you leave the sage smoldering in the shell.
③ Interesting Facts about Sage
Here are some of the lovely facts about the use of Sage in your everyday beautiful life:
- Draws out anxiety and decompresses you for the release of negative energy.
- It enhances memory and is in use as an Alzheimer’s treatment.
- Excellent source of vitamin K and a good source of vitamin A.
- Reduces the effects of exposure to toxins and narcotics.
- Cleans wounds, surgical incisions, sores, and ulcers.
- Regulates menstrual cycles and activates hormones like estrogen
- Assists in the metabolism of food.
- Stimulates the brain, nervous system, liver, and circulatory and excretory systems.
④ Grow Your Own Sage
If you’d like to grow your own organic plant at home, you will be pleased to know that it is very easy.
Sage prefers direct sunlight and well-drained, average soil with a tolerance for dry-soil conditions. Wait until the soil is dry before you water your plant, once or twice per week.
Another nice way to reap the benefits of sage is through the use of essential oil and aromatherapy.
For quick help during a time of negativity, mix 1 teaspoon of Sage essential oil with 1/4 cup olive oil and place in a small amber container. Use this mixture on your pulse points and center of your forehead to draw out anxiety and decompress.
⑤ Clary Sage Essential Oil
Again, sage is in wide use for its anti-bacterial and calming benefits. In fact, in the Middle Ages, it was widely in use for a skin soother. You may also inhale the scent if you want to relax or even before going to sleep. This is an essential oil that I use regularly!