Makes a great housewarming gift!
Tribal cultures and religions around the world use specific herbs to invoke positive influences, send prayers and cast out negative energy. One common ceremony is to burn certain herbs, this is called smudging or censing (incensing).
In North America the three plants most frequently used in smudging are sage, cedar, and sweetgrass. The smoke from
these herbs is used to clear any unwanted energy before or during a ceremony, within a home, or surrounding an object
The smoke is used to facilitate prayers, encourage healing, and bestow blessings and honor. The pleasing aromas from
these herbs invokes a feeling of well-being, peace and comfort.
SAFE SMUDGING PRACTICES
Once the herb is lit and burning, gently blow out the flame and the herb will continue to smolder emitting the beneficial smoke.
• When holding a lit sage bundle put a NON-FLAMMABLE container (ceramic bowl, dish, etc.) under the smoldering herb.
• When using the abalone shell to burn the herbs place the shell on a NON-FLAMMABLE surface because the shell will get hot.
Overall size is 9.5 inches by 5 inches (24 cm x 13 cm).