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Smudging, and specifically, sage-burning has long been associated with clearing negative energy and welcoming positive energy as during house warming ceremonies.
White sage (Salvia apiana) is a plant native to high desert ecosystems and grows prevalently in California and in the Mountain West. For hundreds of years, white sage has been considered a sacred, cleansing, purifying, and protective plant.
Dracaena cinnabari, the Socotra dragon tree or dragon blood tree, is a dragon tree native to the Socotra archipelago, part of Yemen, located in the Arabian Sea. It is so called due to the red sap that the trees produce.
These smudges are a combination of both: white sage, covered in Dragon's Blood sap.
We are aware of concerns about the careless over-harvesting of materials such as sage and palo santo. Our sources are reputable, sometimes indigenous landowners, and they assure us that their harvesting practices are careful, sustainable, and respectful.