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How To Use Alkimista Ritual Tools

At Alkimista we love all things ritual! We even made the perfect sage smudge stick kit for rituals and cleansing.

Our magical smudge kit promotes peace and calm and works to cleanse negative energies. Simply light the sage bundle or palo santo stick and set the intention to cleanse negative energies from your home and life. Perfect for personal rituals and cleansing people, spaces or objects.
This blog discusses some of the items in the smudge kit and how to use them.

White Sage

Alkimista hand-rolled mini white sage smudge sticks are 100% USA certified organic. They come tied with coloured natural thread. Grown using sustainable farming practices in California.

As a natural product, our mini white sage smudge sticks vary in colour.

White sage has been used throughout the ages in ceremonies and rituals to support cleansing of the home and workspace. It is also traditionally used to help clear negative energies. 

As always smudging should be performed with intention and respect. White sage is a natural resource that supports your intentions and connects you to your inner wisdom.

How to use: 

Before lighting your sage take the time to prepare your space. Remove any excess clutter and open windows, closets, and doors. You may like to visit each room and ring a bell to awaken the energy that is present.

Place your sage into a fireproof bowl or your shell. Burn a candle, set an intention, and then light the sage using the candle. Blow the sage until the embers are glowing.

If you are smudging yourself you can use your hands to move the smoke over the front and back of your body.

If you are smudging someone else you can start from the crown space above the head and make your way down the front of the body, then asking the person to turn around you can repeat this process.

If you are smudging a space begin smudging by ensuring the smoke makes its way into all corners of the room. Direct the smoke out through windows and doorways.

Once you’ve finished smudging you can extinguish your sage by rubbing it in dirt or, or stamping it out in a ceramic bowl. (Do not put your stick out in water). You may wish to return leftover ash back into the earth.

Alkimista is an eco-friendly brand and we work hard to ensure we are sustainable by working towards eliminating single-use plastics in our business where ever possible. This means your sage will not come packaged in plastic.

 

Palo Santo

Palo Santo is a sacred tree which grows in select parts of South America. It's name translates to 'Holy wood'. It has been used for centuries by shamans in ritual prayer, ceremonies and healing. It is known for it's metaphysical properties of purification and clearing negative energies. 

Ancient healers believed the Palo Santo tree had both magical and healing properties that would only be cultivated if the tree was allowed to live a full life and given a respectful death. They would only use wood from naturally fallen Palo trees that had been lying peacefully for an extended period after which they were then dried, aged and eventually burned in rituals.

Alkmista Palo Santo has been harvested in line with these guiding principles. Alkimista Palo Santo is hand-cut per traditional methods and as a result sizes and shapes of each stick may vary.

Our suppliers ensure this holy wood is treated with respect. They only use naturally fallen trees that have been lying peacefully for between 4-10 years. Every fallen tree that is taken, is also replaced with a seedling working towards continuously restoring the palo santo population.

How to use: 

Hold your Palo Santo stick at a 45-degree angle pointing the tip down towards the flame. Allow the stick to burn for 30- 60 seconds then blow it out.

Gently wave your Palo Santo stick in the air allowing the smoke to move. You can either place the stick in an incense burner and leave it to smoulder, or you can use it for smudging. Continue to blow on the Palo Santo to produce more smoke.

When finished place fire-proof bowl - the glow will end on its own, unless you continue to blow, producing smoke. 

As always smudging should be performed with intention and respect. Palo Santo is a natural resource that supports your intentions and connects you to your inner wisdom. 

Alkimista is an eco-friendly brand and we work hard to ensure we are sustainable by working towards eliminating single-use plastics in our business where ever possible. This means your sage will not come packaged in plastic.

1 x Abalone Shell Smudge Bowl. With a natural Mother-Pearl finish from earth's ocean. This beautiful shell will make the perfect bowl for your spiritual cleansing. Great for holding your smudge stick or palo santo sticks as well as a useful tool to extinguish smoke once you have finished using your ritual tools.

 


 

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