Mountain Rose Herbs has been in a years-long technique of shifting our procurement insurance policies steadily away from wild-harvested botanicals. This coverage shift is in direct response to the rising influence of overharvesting on wild stands of a number of the most beloved herbs and spices around the globe. White sage (Salvia apiana) is one instance. Up to now few years, white sage has come underneath a twin assault. The arid areas which might be dwelling to wild stands of Salvia apiana have been badly impacted by local weather change, which has triggered wildfires and different devastation. On the identical time, there was a meteoric rise within the commercialization of smudging, which has created a profitable marketplace for illegally harvested white sage, a lot of it taken from public lands. It is for that reason that Mountain Rose Herbs made the choice in 2019 to acquire 100% of our loose-leaf white sage from a particular cultivation undertaking within the rocky hills of San Diego County’s North County area. We take into account ourselves lucky to have the chance to assist such an necessary undertaking.