Smudge Blessing Ritual Kit
Many cultures utilize the power of herbs and sacred smoke to purify and bless homes, belongings and even ourselves. I curated this kit with an eye for beauty and detail, choosing every element with care.
Each item carries its own unique healing properties and symbolism…
- Both sage and lavender have qualities that cleanse, purify and heal. Lavender is also balancing and calming. Herbs represent the Earth element.
- Beeswax symbolizes sweetness, joy and productivity; candles represent the Fire element.
- Feathers refine, lighten and uplift energy. The goose feather calls on the healing and cleansing power of the Water element, and the inspiration and new beginnings symbolized by the Air element. It also reflects the water birds which are sacred to the Divine Feminine – Aphrodite, Brigid, Sarasvati and Artemis – and symbolize her creative, fertile and life-giving energy.
- Pottery represents the Earth and Fire elements; it reminds us that we have the power to shape our lives.
Why a Pottery Smudge Bowl?
You might wonder… why do I recommend using a ceramic smudge bowl instead of a shell? Well, there are several reasons for this.
- Although they are very popular, abalone shells were not traditionally used for smudging by every culture or tribal group. In some regions, pottery is preferred. Other kinds of containers have included animal skulls, stone and cast iron.
- A smudge bundle can get very hot. Heat can damage and burn a shell causing it to blacken or even break. Abalone is precious and some types are endangered – so in my ceremonies I prefer to use these beautiful shells in other ways.
- Shells can transfer heat; a fire-proof bowl with sand at the bottom is more secure.
- Some shells have holes that can allow ashes to fall – this just isn’t practical when you’re smudging your home. A bowl will safely catch any hot cinders and avoid damaging your altar, furnishings or floors.
- And, for all the above reasons, I would NEVER recommend using a shell to burn a charcoal disc.
When you receive your ritual kit, give yourself some quiet time as you unbox it. Go slowly. Take in the fragrance and texture of each item. Breathe in the sweetness of the beeswax, the depth of the sage. Sit for a while with your bowl and feather. Hold them and welcome them as Sacred Tools. The more you connect with your smudge tools, the more they will become an extension of your energy and intent.
As always, if you have questions…get in touch!
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