Monday, May 4, 2015

FARMACY: INCENSE

smudge stick shell / individual medley store

There is always some kind of scent burning away in my home—incenses of woodsy aromas, wildflowers, mossy dewed forests whose smoke dances along to slow folky tunes. Here are my burning bets . . .

PAINE'S |one of my absolute favourites, this incense makes anywhere its lit smell like a night out camping in the lush Northeastearn woods 
SAGE BUNDLE |sage smudge sticks go without a mention—I light one every day as I sit in meditation, instilling silence into my mind as it quietly seeps into the room + my being . . .
ESPIRITUS DEL ANDE | I have yet to encounter something Peruvian that I have not liked, especially having anthropologically studied + traced the Andean region / these incense sticks are hand-crafted with palnts + resins native to the Andes Mountains / copal is a resin found in the deep forests of the jungle of this area + has such incredible healing, cleansing, + purifying properties that they were kept burning atop Mayan + Aztec pyramids.
GRANDFATHER SUN |the yang, masculine, + powerful energies of the sun are encapsulated in this beautiful cone incense that balances not only yin energy but the whole being with the intention + prayer that these cones are infused with . . . 
ASTIER DE VILLATTE |a very luxurious incense, these are as dreamy as the box they come in
HIBA WOOD |I'm already in love with the GOLDA spray, so these incense sticks are no exception in elevating me to my higher self . . .



IZBA |these take me to dim, cosy, wooded cabins with a crackling fireplace + warm cups of tea stirred with cinnamon sticks—I have a little moment with them . . .
HOYEI-KOH |these are cheap yet high-quality incense are mae with a recipe aged over 100 years + with simple elements such as cinnamon, clove, + sandalwood
DHOOP STICKS |I recently sent these to my beautiful + incredibly talented friend Charlotte as I love how they're tiny enough to travel with + strike up whenever you need a moment of solitude / they're very potent, so one stick goes quite a long way . . .
INCENSE OF THE WEST |just another set of incense to make your home feel like a Northeastern cabin without all of that snow, which somehow feels like a distant memory . . .
INCAUSA  |these beautiful incenses are handrolled breuzhino resin sticks whose ingredients are extracted from the Almacega tree of the Amazonian rainforest / breuzhino is a potent tool to heal, ward off negative energies, + welcome in good vibrations . . .
BODHA |a grounding incense to burn before bed, these beauties are smokeless + made with organic oils and essential oils . . .

So, strike a match, place your cone in a ceramic hut, burn your smudge stick in a shell, + stick your insence in this leather holder . . .