Incense, Smudge & Herbs
A range of incense, smudge and resins for shamanic practice, spiritual use or for use purely
for a pleasant fragrance in the home or therapy centre.
Incense includes Fair Trade Tibetan incense from Nepal. Tibetan incense is a common style of incense used in Tibet, Northern parts of Nepal and Bhutan. Forming an important part of Tibetan culture, these incenses are usually made from ancient recipes and unlike other incenses do not have a stick inside.
For those looking for an ethical source of stick incense we have Ancient Wisdom’s Freedom Incense. The folk at Ancient Wisdom in Sheffield put their heads and hearts together with the incense makers of Bangalore to come up with the Freedom Incense range. The idea is to give a little from each item sold directly back to the workers who make that product in India, For example 10p from the sale of a packet of Incense sold here in the UK can go directly to incense packers in Bangalore.Smudge, Herbs and Resins
Our copal resin bundle is Fair Trade from Guatemala; abalone shells are sustainable produce from South Africa and our US smudge and herb products come from either Juniper Ridge or Fluorescent Ranch.
Juniper Ridge started at a farmers market in Berkeley, California in 1998. Everything they grow and make comes from the mountains or the deserts of western USA. All of their produce is sustainably and responsibly harvested from the wild and they never kill the plants they harvest, trimming sage at the green stem above the woody section, meaning two or three new clusters appear the following year where they harvested one. Juniper Ridge donates 10% of their profits to defending western wildernesses.
Fluorescent Palo Santo products are harvested in a traditional and ecological way and all plants that have been used are harvested through a sustainable, natural process.
Liquid smudge provides a great alternative to a smudge stick for those who react negatively to smoke or for use in areas where smoke is not allowed. Simply spray once into the air for use when appropriate for shamanic work, ceremony and ritual, house and space cleansing etc. For personal smudging spray into the air and step into the spray.
Our liquid smudge includes White Sage Liquid Smudge Spray and a range of Hydrolates (Floral Waters).
White Sage is used to clean and purify and also ideal for use in prayer or when wanting to build a spiritual connection. Our White Sage spray comes from New Mexico, USA via an ethical importer.
Hydrolates/Floral water is a descriptive term used to describe the condensate water that remains after the extraction of an essential oil by water or steam distillation. Not all of the aromatic and healing principles held within the plant are actually captured in the essential oil when essential oils are produced in this way as certain components are hydrophilic, they dissolve into the water. In aromatherapy, floral water is more commonly known as hydrosol or hydrolate. For use as a liquid smudge pick the floral water that has the most appropriate properties for the purpose you wish to use it for. Floral waters also make a wonderful natural facial toner, body spray and refreshing body mist. Our floral waters come from Ancient Wisdom who are based locally to us in Sheffield, UK. Ancient Wisdom take care to ensure that all ingredients are ethically sourced and state that no product they stock has been tested on animals.