This Sage Secrets™ Smudge Wand is made from sage and copal, wrapped with 100% cotton string. Copal is added for its uplifting and calming effects, due to the release of triterpenes that have been shown to significantly reduce anxiety. 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.