Abalone shells represent an offering from the ocean charged with the nurturing energies of water. They carry the energy of emotional balance, compassion, intuition, and the divine feminine.
Abalone shells are often used in smudging/cleansing rituals. You can used your shell to catch any cinders that may fall from your smudge sticks, as a tray, or decorative dish.
All our products are derived from Mother Nature, no two are ever identical. The photos are representative of what you'll receive, but the coloring and may be slightly different. You will not receive the same, exact shell from the photo, but one extremely similar.
Smudging ceremonies using herbs, resins, Palo Santo Wood and incense are a custom of many indigenous cultures throughout the world, including North American indigenous peoples. Traditionally used in rituals, ceremonies, for spiritual purification, house blessings, and spiritual cleansing. The smoke is believed by many to cleanse their space, cleanse body and aura, drive away negative energy and, help reconnect with mother earth. Make sure the room where you are smudging is well ventilated. Open all the doors and windows. This is essential to not only drive out the negative energies (provide them with a route out) but also as a health precaution. Do not use if you suffer from Asthma or have respiratory issues. Do not use near infants or young children or anyone who is or may be pregnant. Do not leave burning smudge unattended! If you are just starting out with smudging don't be too worried about which instructions are 'correct' or 'work best'. Do what works best for you and 'feels right’ for you. Your 'intention' is a key component of the ritual so be clear on what you want to achieve and keep that in mind as you perform the ritual. At the end of the ceremony make sure the stick is extinguished.