"The Earth has magic for those who listen." -George Santayana
Wild Harvested Vs. Cultivated
California White Sage is an ancient plant that has assisted in energetic clearing and purification for centuries.
With Spirituality increasing in popularity, so are using the sacred plants that manage our energetic spaces. Unfortunately, the popularity of California White Sage, used by New Age practitioners and herbalists, has led to over harvesting in the wild. Combined with the dwindling supplies due to drought conditions throughout the region, this wonderful plant is threatened.
Do you ever wonder where all the White Sage comes from? How it is harvested? Well most people may forget to ask those important questions! It vital to know that over harvesting can increase the biological stress levels of the plant to an unsafe level. If the plant dies it not only effects its status it in the wild but also the surrounding ecosystems.
That is why I pride myself on using cultivated and organic California White Sage from my personal garden and different farms across Sonoma County and the surrounding areas! I use fresh plants to make my handmade bundles, tie them with hemp twine, and dry them myself. This plant can be hard to find in non-native regions, so if you do not have access to it, an additional option of sustainably harvested White Sage, and utilizing other magical sacred plants, will also help to address the overall viability of this cherished magical plant. So, don’t be afraid to ask questions and get to know the healing plants that you work so closely with and where they come from! It not only makes sure that your buying from an ethical source that gives the proper gratitude and respect to this wise plant, but you are also deeply strengthening your connection with nature.