Preparing your home for Winter Solstice is a tradition that is thousands of years old. Many think of Winter negatively as short, cold days, but winter is a vital time of the year for the earth to rest, hibernate, renew and prepare to bloom all over again in Spring. Observed and cherished in this way, we, as Mother Earth's Children can take a lesson from her excellent example. Use Winter Solstice this year to review the past year, decide what you need to let go of and what new, improved habits to embrace in the Spring. It is a season to examine and grow personally as well as part of the community of Mother Earth. Enjoy earlier nights in bed, read an actual paper bound book again, and celebrate the gift of sight and light with candle illumination. Purifying your home with a good deep clean and filling the air with nature's gift of cleansing anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, White Sage Leaves, Palo Santo Wood, Sandalwood, or Frankincense & Myrrh Incense brings summer into your winter home and freshens and cleans the often stagnant circulation of fresh air we are able to enjoy indoors in Spring, Summer, and Autumn. Clearing space also clears space in your mind, heart, and soul and replaces it with an embraced vibrancy of renewal. Be mindful and celebrate Winter Solstice by creating your own rituals of reflection, change, and growth.
This Kit Contains:
- Palo Santo Incense Wood or "Holy Wood" is a tree that grows on the coast of South America and is related to Frankincense, Myrrh, and Copal. It is an aromatic wood used for centuries by the Incas and other cultures as a spiritual remedy. Used for incense and smudging it creates a pleasant, fresh smelling smoke with hints of mint and citrus with underlying notes of frankincense. Thought to purge bad spirits, it is also said that it enhances creativity and brings good fortune. We sell it by weight and the size of sticks may vary between 1.5" to 2.5". Peruvians harvest fallen branches and twigs of the tree, a practice that is regulated by the government of Peru, so trees are not cut for wood harvesting.
- Red Abalone Shell for Smudging. This Shell is perfect for burning sage & smudge sticks and other botanicals. Sizes may vary between 3.75 to 4.25 inches and while it has a white and rough outside shell texture. The inside of the shell has a stunning opalescent finish. Abalone Shell is said to enhance feelings of peace, compassion, and love. It has a lovely warm, gentle vibration. It is great in times of tough emotional issues, soothing the nerves and encouraging a calm demeanor. The Abalone Shell is a perfect gift for those who have survived traumatic experiences, to let them know that while they may have been tossed and turned themselves as the shell has been in the sea, in the end, they are only more beautiful for it.