Approx 11 CM
Features a mother of pearl inner and outer shell.
Abalone shells make a sweet central feature for your display and are a great starting point for a mini altar. Known in NZ as paua, they are often used in smudging rituals, not only practical to catch the hot cinders from the smudge stick as it burns, but these mother of pearl shimmering beauties hold the energy of the ocean and bring a strong calming and healing energy, allowing you to remain connected to the sea - no matter where you are!
DID YOU KNOW? Including abalone shells in your smudging rituals means you are incorporating all four of the earth’s elements: the shell represents water, the smoke represents air, the unlit herbs or sticks represent earth and once they’re lit they represent fire.
Traditionally, smudging is a ritual performed prior to a ceremony to clear out any negative energies, creating a space suitable for healing. In day-to-day life, smudging can be used to clear unwanted or negative energies from a space e.g. a new home or office; or to lift an anxious or ‘spiritually low’ mood. I try and do this at least annually, as an extra level of cleansing, to unlock blocked energy in the home and office. Even if the woo-woo is too much for you, the simple act of creating time and space just for you to set new intentions as you whoosh the smokey air around your space and self is also indulgent and fun.
Pair with our crystals and smudge sticks to complete the cleansing process!