Sage (salvia apiana) is from the Latin word "salvare," which means to heal. This natural, freshly picked white sage has long been used in smudging ceremonies. It promotes purification, protection and immortality. It is also used to cleanse negative thoughts and the dark from people, objects, and dwelling places. Sage will help connect to the healing powers of Mother Earth.
Place the sage bundle in the bottom of an abalone shell or other heat resistant dish, it's also wise to add a little sand for insulation. Ignite the leaves, blow out flame and the sage will release a cloud of white, purifying smoke. When you're finished with the sage, cover it with sand and leave it in the container. When you want to use the bundle again, just shake the sand off.