White Sage


White Sage: Nature's Purifying Power for Skin and Spirit

What is White Sage ?

While white sage (Salvia apiana) has a long history of spiritual significance in Native American cultures, it's gaining traction in the beauty world for its potential benefits. Here's a breakdown:

Traditional Uses:

  • Purification Ceremonies: Burning white sage, also known as smudging, is a traditional practice used to cleanse people and spaces of negative energy.

What are the benefits of White Sage ?

Benefits in Beauty:

  • Antioxidant and Antibacterial Properties: White sage contains compounds with potential antioxidant and antibacterial properties. While research is ongoing, these properties could be beneficial for the skin.
  • Astringent Qualities: White sage may have astringent properties, which can help tighten pores and reduce excess oil production. However, this can be drying, so proper dilution is crucial.

Did You Know?

From Ritual to Regeneration

Traditionally used for spiritual cleansing, white sage's potential antioxidant and antibacterial properties are being explored for their ability to promote skin health. Early research suggests it might even help reduce excess oil production.

Where does Mabrooka source White Sage ?

White sage (Salvia apiana) isn't cultivated in just one specific location for beauty product use. Here's why the source can vary, and some important considerations:

  • Native Range and Ecological Concerns: White sage is native to a specific ecological zone in southwestern North America, primarily coastal sage scrub habitats in California and Baja Mexico. Over-harvesting can threaten wild populations, raising concerns about sustainability.
  • Limited Commercial Cultivation: Due to these ecological concerns, there's limited commercial cultivation of white sage specifically for the beauty industry. Most white sage used in beauty products comes from wild-crafted sources.