White Sage Smudge Sticks are an all-natural incense, traditionally burned in Native American rituals, such as sweat lodge ceremonies. The ceremony of cleansing people, places and objects through smoke still continues today and is one of the means by which people around the globe reconnect with the power of Mother Nature. White Sage is burned in smudging ceremonies to drive out bad spirits, feelings and influences. The leaves are valued for their aromatic properties and are used as a natural moth and mosquito repellent. Native Americans of the Plain Nations cover the floor of their sweat lodges with sage. It is said that white sage dispels bad spirits and attracts good spirits.