We love our White Sage...
We often have people come to our shops to purchase White Sage for the happiest events in their lives. Whether it’s a wedding, a new house, or some other moment to be remembered, it’s a way to cleanse and start anew. It's also used for removing bad energy and clearing out what you want to leave behind.
Earlier this year, United Plant Savers placed White Sage on its “To Watch” list of species-at-risk. While we've always searched for trusted and sustainable sources for well known “At Risk” herbs such as Ginseng, Goldenseal, and Osha, both Maia and one of our staff members mentioned that we should be checking our White Sage as well.
Huh. Why hadn’t I thought of that?!
While I’ve been spending time at various conferences and meetings searching for locally grown herbs we can purchase directly from farmers, why hadn’t I made more of an effort to get White Sage directly from farmers? Obviously that needed to change.
We've been so pleased to offer “Farm Direct” herbs from Pangea Plants, Our Friendly Allies, Barefoot Botanicals, and Foster Farms. I’m happy to announce that Sage Winds Farm is our newest “Farm Direct” partner! All of our White Sage comes from them now. They're USDA and California Certified Organic Farmers. All of their White Sage is grown and produced organically and sustainably. Most importantly, by buying from a grower you're part of the effort to keep White Sage from becoming endangered in the wild.
Not only do we want you to enjoy the lovely organic and sustainable sage from them, we want you to ONLY use sustainably grown sage and nothing else.
We’re so committed to protecting wild White Sage, that we’re going to make it super simple for you.
When you purchase a small white sage smudge from us, we'll try to make it last until 2022!
Any small sage smudge that you've used up can be brought back and exchanged, with any purchase, for a new FREE small sage smudge!
Here's how it works:
Purchase your sage from us, use it until it's too small to use any more (don’t burn your fingers!), and when you come back in the store and make a purchase, exchange it for free (you MUST bring back your used smudge). For online shoppers, put in the notes of your order that you need a replacement smudge, and then email us a picture of your used smudge and we'll include a new one with your shipment.
The fine print: we are doing this ONLY for small sage smudges (not other sizes, other types of smudges, or loose sage). If White Sage starts to become more endangered and the price jumps like crazy, we won't be able to sustain this offer. However, we are making this offer in good faith and will do our best to keep it going until January 1st of 2022.
As always we strive to bring you the finest sustainable products that nurture the people who nurture our planet. Thanks for helping us to protect the green world.
On Herbiary owner Maia Toll's Blog:
- Spiritual Tools Every Witchy Woman Needs: Spiritual tools don’t make you well or wise... it's the intentions behind them. There’s really only one thing you need on your path to the greater mystery.
- You Belong to the Wild and Wondrous: Finding Mystery in the world is not only personal, but possible; you’re hard-wired for wonder! Tap into your own unique way of getting connected to the magic around you.
- Are You Being Honest with Yourself?: Not fitting in? Don't hide your true self. Write your manifesto so you can make your truths manifest in the world. Come whisper “me, too” with us.
- First the Magic, Then the Mopping: The Truth About How I Do Ritual and Celebrate the Sacred: Are your Samhain rituals magical enough? I'm asked all the time how to do ritual. This is it: the big reveal, your glimpse behind the curtain of my Samhain.