Brilliant Natural Abalone Shell provided by the sea. This shell has been used throughout the ages, by shamans, medicine workers, and healers of all sort. Used as a vessel to capture smudging ashes, or to contain special herbs for medicine. It is used today in many ways, most of all to capture ashes, or to place special crystals into the shell. All Abalones are exquisitely made by nature.
Abalone shells are often used in smudging ceremony, not only because they are a practical way to catch the hot embers that fall away from the smudging bundle after it is lit, but also because they assist you in resonating and welcoming positive energy. Abalone shells are a thick seashell which shimmers with the gorgeous iridescent colors of mother-of-pearl.
They hold the energy of the ocean and bring a strong calming and healing energy, allowing you to remain connected to the sea - even when you are landlocked. 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.
By incorporating the elements into your smudging ritual, you are inviting Mother Earth to be the focus of your ceremony.
Due to the nature of abalone, shells are not identical to the images shown and size may vary between 5" & 6".