This large black sage smudge stick has a beautiful woody fragrant scent. Black sage is commonly associated with helping to clear the mind and spirit and is often burned before practices of divination or hung in doorways to provide protection. Black Sage comes from the Salvia Merllifera plant which is an evergreen shrub native to California and Mexico. Used to encourage dreams and visions, Black Sage is an herb of introspection and inner healing. When burnt before bedtime, it aids in restful sleep and pleasant dreams. Black Sage is used for astral travel, shamanic journeying, and for protection during such excursions.