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Our Benzoin of Sumatra resin incense burns fresh and fragrant and is said to be sweet and soothing, some say it smells a vanilla-like. Derived from trees, benzoin is believed to have antiseptic, stimulant, expectorant and diuretic properties and is included in some medicaments. Gum benzoin is a major component of the type of church incense used Catholic ceremonies and some other Orthodox Christian societies. Resin pieces & powder are packaged in a round tin.
Black Sage, prized by indigenous people of the west and early settler for these uses. Black Sage is an excellent culinary herb, smoking mix, tea, and a powerful smudge purification and cleaning. Great insect repellent with a heavenly sage scent. Black Sage pulls your consciousness towards other realms. This is a great tool for Shamanism, Journeying, Pathworking, Divination and Dream Work.
Copal is sacred to the indigenous cultures of the Central and South Americas. It is burned year round in the churches in Mexico, but is best known for its use in the homes during Day of the Dead. It is said that the familiar scent of Copal helps the souls find their way back during their annual visit home.
This copal has a light, sweet and very pleasant aroma. It uses can be for inspiration, attraction, invocation, happiness and celebration.
Our huayruro seeds come pre-drilled with a hole lengthwise through the middle for use in stringing. They can also be used in ceremony.
The name "Huayruro" derives from the seed of the Huayruro plant ( Ormosia sp ) that grows in the Amazon rainforest. This seed is characterized by being part red and part black, visually suggesting complementary and duality. Perhaps due to this unusual natural characteristic there has been the belief among Peruvians that these seeds have the dual power to attract good fortune and ward off evil spirits.
Our Mayan Copal resin incense burns fresh and fragrant and is said to have a sweet and husky resinous aroma. Copal is sacred to the indigenous cultures of the Central and South Americas. It is burned year round in the churches in Mexico, but is best known for its use in the homes during Day of the Dead. It is said that the familiar scent of Copal helps the souls find their way back during their annual visit home. The various Copal resins of Mexico and the Americas are closely related to the Copals of Africa and the Damars of India and Indonesia. The American Copals generally have a sweeter aroma. Resin pieces are packaged in a round tin.
A smaller version of our larger sage and lavender smudge stick bundle, this one burns with the same soothing smoke. A mix of California white sage and lavender. Use in your ritual ceremonies, house cleansing and purifications or simply for its pleasant aroma. Approximately 3 - 4 inches in length.