Perfect addition to your altar, incense cabinet, or sacred space! Add this large 2.4 oz. jar of bliss to your energetic smudging practices, or just for the lovely scent of blended resins, herbs and essential oils! Certified Vegan and handmade in the U.S., Prabhuji’s Gifts supports Bhaktivedanta Mission, a New York-based, nonprofit religious organization that is home to a spiritual community. The mission’s volunteers perform devotional service to others, a yogic spiritual practice, and the mission runs humanitarian projects including: Prabhuji Food Rescue Program, in which the organization feeds people in need in the USA, Dominican Republic, Colombia and India. By purchasing Prabhuji’s Gifts products, you help support these causes. This is an exotic blend of natural resins, aromatic herbs, spices and pure oils combined in accordance to ancient shamanic wisdom. It has been blessed with mantras as it is being blended, to create sacred space and blessings in accordance with each description below. You will also receive an information sheet on smudging and resins. Folks, these resins smell AMAZING!!!
SEVEN blends to choose from the dropdown box. Descriptions of each as follows:
SHANTI: “Shanti” is Sanskrit, the ancient language of Hinduism, for “peace.” This blend of natural resins, aromatic herbs, spices and essential oils is composed especially to create and bestow peace and harmony. A blend of Frankincense, Myrrh, Copal, Bay Leaves, Sandalwood, Lavender, Sugar, Rosemary, Orange Peel, Cinnamon, Rose Petals, Earth Pigment, Amber, Scented Oil.
LAKSHMI: Lakshmi is the Hindu Goddess of Wealth. A blend of Frankincense, Myrrh, Copal, Amber, Bay Leaves, Clove, Lavender, Sandalwood, Rosemary, Orange Peel, Cinnamon, Rose Petals, Earth Pigments, Amber, Scented Oil.
AJNA: The Ajna Chakra or "third eye" is one of seven energetic centers in the body. It is the chakra located between the eyebrows, closely associated with concentration, intuition and the mind. A blend of Frankincense, Copal, Myrrh, Rosemary, Lavender, Sugar, Clove, Sandalwood Powder, Rose Petals, Earth Pigment, Jasmine Essential Oil.
DHANVANTARI: Dhanvantari is the name of the Hindu avatar who brought Ayurveda—a healing and traditional medicine—to the world that is still used today. A blend of Frankincense, Copal, Myrrh, Lemongrass, Patchouli, Bay Leaf, Rosemary, Amber, Orange Peel, Cinnamon, Lavender, Sugar, Sandalwood Powder, Rose Petals, Earth Pigment.
ANAHATA: The Anahata Chakra or "heart" is one of seven energetic centers in the body. It is the chakra located in the center of the chest, closely associated with the heart, emotions, and capacity to love. A blend of Frankincense, Copal, Myrrh, Rosemary, Lavender, Sugar, Clove, Sandalwood Powder, Rose Petals, Earth Pigment, Rose Scented Oil.
SAHASRARA: The Sahasrara Chakra, the seventh energetic center, is situated at the crown of the head. It is the center that connects us to the transcendental, to the Divine. A blend of Lotus Scented Oil, Frankincense, Myrrh, Copal, Bay Leaf, Sandalwood, Lavender, Sugar, Rosemary, Orange Peel, Cinnamon, Rose Petals, Amber, Clove, Earth Pigments.
ANANDA: Ananda means absolute bliss that is beyond pain and sorrow, but also beyond happiness and pleasure. This special blend of natural resins, aromatic herbs, spices and essential oils is composed according to ancient wisdom, and blessed to purify and clear the environment from negative impressions and vibrations. A blend of Rose Petals, Amber Frankincense Myrrh, Copal, Clove, Sandalwood, Bay Leaf, Lavender, Sugar, Rosemary, Earth Pigments, Cinnamon, Scented Oil.
Plant resins, being less processed than essential oils, hold more essence of the plant and more spirit energy. This concentration of the "blood" of the plant is what make them powerful reservoirs of natural energies. They are different than essential oils and are meant to be used in different ways. The most common way to use resins is to place them on a burning piece of charcoal tablet allowing the aroma of the smoke to fill the space, releasing its energy and essence. They are also a key ingredient in making true and real incense combined with essential oils and finely ground woods, such as sandalwood. They can be used for their aromatic qualities alone, as an aid to holistic healing, and of course in spiritual and religious rituals. We burn them alone, or in combination with one another and occasionally combine resins with our herbal smudges in the smoke bowl, to enhance the effects of the herbs.
Smudging and saining with sacred herbs and resins is a tradition as old as time, utilized by peoples of most spiritual and religious traditions. All herbs and resins have individual healing properties, known to our ancient ancestors, and used and appreciated in modern times, as well. White sage (Salvia apiana) is a powerful healing herb. Use the white sage on a charcoal disk to purify, clear, calm and neutralize chaotic or unwanted energies.
To smudge yourself or another, light the charcoal disk in a burning vessel such as a shell, wait for it to ash over, place the loose sage on the charcoal, and direct smoke (this is typically done with a feather) toward the heart first, then over the head, down the arms and the front of the body. To smudge a home, open windows if possible to allow the room to clear. Walk room to room wafting smoke as you go, say a personal blessing if needed. For objects, waft smoke over object or pass object through the smoke (if small).
"The word ‘smudge’ comes from the old English word smogen. It is cited in several dictionaries as coming from 1400-50 late Middle English. It means to smear, blur, obscure, to smother with smoke, to use dense smoke to protect an area from insects. Another meaning is also ‘taken by surprise’. In English the term ‘smudge’ also means smut or dirt. It has been in use since the 15th century, and first appeared after the Norman conquest, so it’s certainly of Germanic origin." - Rachel Patterson
Smudging is a common vernacular for the sacred smoke bowl blessing, a powerful clearing and cleansing technique for your body, tools, crystals and home. Smudging is a recommended and welcome practice on a frequent basis to clear negative or stagnant energy, clear energies from your body and mind after work, and to purify the air during and after illnesses of all kinds. Also a wonderful tool to cleanse new items entering your home, or after visitors exit, to neutralize and charge the air with positive energy. Smudging can, and should, be done during ritual of any tradition, to create sacred space, and charge ritual tools.
From our home in the foothills of North Carolina to yours...happy smudging for your health and well-being. Smudge daily!
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