Sometimes we need alternatives as we smudge and clear energy in our homes and on our person. I do house blessings for some of my clientele and many do not want to smell white sage in their homes but they really want old energy cleared from the space.
White sage has been used to cleanse bodies and spaces for centuries. It will cleanse any area of negative energy. Note here that I am speaking of negative energy, not entities. All of us need to be in the habit of clearing negative energy.