This Sage Secrets™ Smudge Wand is made from sage and lavender, wrapped with 100% cotton string. Lavender is added for its ability to restore and calm the mind from worry, freeing the heart for love. For centuries, Native Americans have used this sacred herb in ceremonies, for cleansing and sending prayers. Today, burning sage is recognized for its ability to generate negative ions as well as its antimicrobial and antibacterial properties to cleanse a room. Burning sage in ceremony may dispel negative energy, empower positive energy, assist in relaxation and deep feelings of peace.