California white sage (Salvia apiana) is a tall, perennial shrub native to the coastal sage scrub of Southern California and Baja California. It grows in clusters in sandy soils, often in foothills. Its leaves are grayish-green when fresh and turn white when dried.
Before we discuss the uses of white sage by tribes, it is important to note that it is not the only type used traditionally. White sage was only common among tribes in the desert southwest, where it grows. In California, white sage is sometimes called grandfather sage because it grows much larger than other sages. Other indigenous sages include black sage (Salvia Melifera) and culinary sage (Salvia Officinalis), common throughout California and into Mexico.
This pack consists of 30g of loose white sage from California, used for smudging all good and negative energies from a person or space.