White Sage Aromatherapy: cleansing, purifying, clarity Burning sage or smudging is one of the oldest methods of cleansing people or purifying space. Native American sage burning is the most commonly recognized, but it's practiced in many other cultures. 4 oz. vegan candle is handmade with natural 100% plant-based wax & blended with white sage leaves. Cotton wick is used for clean burning & wax is natural white color and NO color dye is added.