White Sage - White Sage is the standard sage most people think of when doing a smudging, may use saging and smudging interchangeably. Other forms of sage can also be used for the smudge stick but the scent will be different and the cleansing effect maybe not quite as pronounced as with white sage. White sage has great properties for removing negativity, cleansing, and protection. A Great property of Sage smoke it is beneficial to breathe as it has many antimicrobial properties. Many a time, if someone has a bad reaction to sage, it is more the reluctance of the negative energies. Once a person is cleansed ( by any method) the aversion to sage goes as well.