White Sage (salvia blanca) is a plant from the mint family, used as an incense. For centuries, the native Indians of North America have been initiating their purification ceremonies and healing sessions by burning its dry leaves bundled into smudge sticks. White sage is considered sacred and is believed to cleanse a space of any evil spirits or negative energies present. Its smoke is also used to bless, cleanse and heal the person or object being smudged. White sage has a highly aromatic and resinous scent that enables a greater ease of relaxation.