Sage makes for great incense because of its oil content, it oxidizes easily and it can be mixed with other compounds. It is low in oil content; as a result it burns easily and does not require too many additives. Most other plants have too much oil and require dry materials to be added to it to burn effectively. The plant has certain natural oxidizers for easy burning. Sage mixes easily with most compounds; this makes it possible to have different flavors of sage incense.
Sage incense may not work for everybody. There are people who may suffer from a burning sensation in their eyes, nose and throat because of it. While choosing incense sticks, it is best to try out different varieties before a making the final purchase.