These premium-quality 8 - 9" white sage smudge sticks are made from genuine Californian white sage (Salvia Apiana), grown mainly on the western edges of the Mojave and Sonora deserts.
Californian White Sage is also known as Bee Sage - as its flowers are extremely attractive to bees, hence it's Latin name, Apiana - or Sacred Sage, because of its use in religious ceremonies by various Native American tribes. Its smoke is particularly effective for cleansing and purifying people, places and objects - the practice known as smudging. (Apparently, white sage makes bad spirits sick, so they go away from it when it's burned. Good spirits like white sage, so they remain...)