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Are White Sage & Palo Santo Endangered? No, but Read This First.

August 6, 2019 9:26 pm Published by
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Instagram is abuzz with suggestions and sometimes, outright demands about what herbs you should and should not burn. “White sage is overharvested” and “Palo Santo is endangered,” you’ve likely heard some variation of these statements.  Are there truths in the statements above? Yes! White sage is overharvested, and there are endangered varieties of Palo Santo trees. Is this the full story? No. Like most things, this issue is not black and white. There’s a spectrum of grey area, and that’s what I want to discuss. While we’re on the topic of burning herbs, I’ll also talk a bit about cultural... Continue Reading