Our Purifyin' blend is hands down a favorite. Its earthy scent immediately brings upon thoughts of the desert breeze. Imagine a moment, close your eyes, breathe in your mind's memory of White Sage, Juniper and certainly the vanilla yumminess of Sweetgrass. The benefits and uses of these natural plant elements are abundant.
White Sage: Sage has been used since the time of the ancient Egyptians and Romans to treat digestive issues, memory problems, and sore throats. The name sage comes from the Latin “salvia,” which means, “to feel healthy.” It has been shown to repel insects, and believed that burning sage clears out spiritual impurities and pathogens. In the traditional Native American culture, it is used for healing and ceremony, cleansing and purification, and opening people up to a greater connection with the sacred. It has the power to banish negative energy on the physical level, in addition to emotional, mental and spiritual realms. Its scent is sharp and stimulating.
Juniper: Breathe in the fresh, piney, earthy, woody, balsamic, and bittersweet aromas of the Juniper tree - the desert elder. Known as a protector tree among many cultures around the world, it is employed in ceremonies and used as traditional medicine. It is not only a symbol of strength, fertility, and longevity, but also juniper was burned as a fumigant in centuries past to stave off viruses and plagues of sickness, in the surrounding regions of the Mediterranean. It is found to be stimulating and mind-clearing, cleansing and purifying. It has calming and relaxing properties and affects the nerves, sharpening mental alertness. And if that weren't enough, it also opens the nasal passages and the respiratory tract.
Sweetgrass: A grass that grows in the wild, cool seasons and moist soil; it has a vanilla-like fragrance, and the leaves retain their scent when dried; traditionally harvested in late June or early July. After drying, the grass is braided and is traditionally used by Native American people and often burned at the beginning of a prayer or ceremony to attract positive energy. You can find sweetgrass growing wild in Western climates of the redwoods and an Eastern type that grows in the region of the great lakes. Other common names for Sweetgrass are Holy Grass (or Mary's Grass), Vanilla Grass, Bluejoint, Buffalo Grass, and Zebrovka.