This beautiful species of Sage comes from the coastal mountains of California. Native Americans of the Southwest use its pungent aroma for purification prior to healing ceremonies. White Sage is said to bring peace and harmony, which is why it was included in a special incense mixture known as 'White Buffalo' that was used at tribal gathering. White Sage is also used for consecration and cleansing of ritual tools.
Since people first came together to honour the Gods and spirits of nature they used gums, resins and fragrant herbs to bring them closer to the divine beings and to give fragrant wings to their prayers. Every culture has their own sacred herbs that are particular to its region, yet, precious incense herbs and gums have also always been traded far beyond their country of origin.