Beautiful abalone shells are perfect to use as a smudge vessel. Approximately 5-5.5 inches long and 4-5 inches wide.
Abalone's mother-of-pearl bearing shells have been used in ritual ceremonies for many centuries.
Abalone is believed to have healing properties that carry energies of protection and emotional balance. It brings with it a natural shielding that blesses the person holding it with tranquility. If you think of abalone as representative of water, like many cultures do, it is the water that will tame the flames of one’s emotional turmoil.
This particular abalone shell is used to hold sage bundles/smudge sticks while clearing your space. Never leave lit objects unattended.
5 Tips When Smudging with an Abalone Shell:
To protect its beautiful rainbow shimmer from hot embers, add a layer of sand to the inside of the shell.
In honor of the natural world, use a match made of wood from the earth to light the herbs instead of a man-made lighter.
For a longer smudging session, use the abalone shell as a bowl and a hot charcoal tablet to light the herbs burning.
Be mindful when handling hot embers and sand because abalone shells naturally have holes in them.
Use caution when handling the shell because heat can transfer to the shell.
Source:: Goddess Provisions