What is White Sage?
The use of White Sage in sacred rituals of cleansing and warding off negative spirits has been a common practice for several traditional cultures for centuries now. It is still a highly appreciated component by shamans and healers alike, sometimes used as an offering to higher deities, or as means to receive mystic permission to enter certain holy spaces.
The plant itself is native to the California mountains and the northwest region of Mexico, and it still remains to this day an adored key participant in countless ceremonies, baths, weddings, funerals, and smudging rituals.
For the general public that makes use of native sacred medicine, it is a synonym of energetic decontamination and spiritual elevation. As it burns, the smoke of the White Sage helps enhance focus, balance and grounding feelings while repelling denser, negative energy from the space in which the ritual takes place.
This herb is frequently referred to as a source of wisdom, as it can help clear the mind and therefore promote clearer insights and broader, more enlightening visions.
What is Breu Branco used for?
Into the formula of this incense also goes the resin of Protium heptaphyllum, or Breu Branco (White Breu), which is commonly used by the cosmetic industry for perfumes, soaps, and toiletries for its pleasant fragrance that comes from a component known as limonene. This resin also carries both strong antioxidant agents, which have been proven to repel mosquitoes, and antiseptic properties, and is appreciated in traditional medicine customs for its analgesic, healing and stimulating benefits, being used in the treatment of headaches and coughs.
What can Frankincense help with?
And to top it all off, the resin extracted from the Boswellia tree, which is commonly referred to as frankincense, and has been traditionally used in the treatment of digestive issues, to heal wounds, and to strengthen both the immune and female hormone systems, brings restorative and relaxing properties to our White Sage Fênix Incense, as well as being yet another source of atmosphere purification.