One beautiful soapstone smudging bowl, 4" wand of white sage for purification, protection, and positive energy for your home and sacred space, and a FREE 1/2 oz. sample of Tree Of Life Apothecary's own Everyday Hearth and Home Smudge Blend. A short instruction sheet on smudging is included as well.* These come in shades of greens/browns, and are a natural product so will vary, please let us choose! This bowl is 3-1/2" diameter x 2" depth. Always use a bed of sand, small gravel, or ash at the bottom to protect your bowl! Choose from the dropdown box for add-ons such as 3 oz. bag of rainbow sand to protect your burner and one 10-tablet tube of charcoal tablets for burning loose herbs! **Some soapstone bowls can have a "crackle/cracked" appearance or lines in them due to the way the stone forms. These are NOT cracks or flaws in the bowl and are natural to the stone**
Smudging 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 wand to purify, clear, calm and neutralize chaotic or unwanted energies.
To smudge yourself or another, light the tip 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). NOTE *It is always recommended to protect your burning bowl with a bed of sand or ash, as it can get rather hot if using a charcoal to burn.*
"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 wellbeing. Smudge daily!
*You will receive a bowl that is very similar to the one pictured. Soapstone is a natural product, and variations will occur, from shades of browns to shades of greens. Please let us choose a lovely one for you.
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