Like many people I started to use incense in my teens. Mostly buying "joss" sticks from shops that would sell all manner of interesting things. Well this was way back in the 70's! These days incense and incense sticks are available almost everywhere. Supermarkets have them, brand name clothes stores have them. They have become common place and part of the culture of the world that a great many of us live in.
When I started to meditate and practice Yoga regularly I began to use incense more consciously and wanted "notes and tones" that really enhanced the space that I was using, and gave me a deeper and more enjoyable experience. As I progressed into my work as a healer and as a Shaman I began to work specifically with incense that came from plants and resins that would help with energy cleansing and clearing within sacred space while I was working, such as Palo Santo, Sage, Sweet Grass. But always I have found handmade blends of loose incense ideal to help me in my work too.
Some years ago I started blending my own incense, sourcing the ingredients as carefully as I could from suppliers with as good an ethical approach to sourcing ingredients as possible. And aiming for the best quality ingredients that I could find for a reasonable cost. And now I am making some of my blends available to you too.
I have chosen a few special blends that I hope will support people through these times of change and for many, also uncertainty.
Each incense comes in its own 50ml glass jar. You only need a little at a time, about half a teaspoon full, which you place on the top of a 'smouldering' piece of previously lit incense charcoal. The little leaflet that comes with each jar tells you about lighting and using the incense so that you can enjoy it to its fullest.
Each blend of incense is handmade, by myself, in small quantities each month at the full moon or just before the new moon when the sky is dark, depending on which incense I am making.
The 5 blends that I have chose to share are:
"Meditation" ~ "Protection" ~ "Journeying" ~ "Sahumerio"
~ and "Incense for Dispelling of unwanted energies and spirits"