Herbs to Celebrate the Sacredness of Everyday Life

Sacred Herbs - herbal prayer bundles, hand rolled incense,  resins, dream pillows, anointing  oil, protective salts,  prayer,  protection & healing collection, dream & divination collection
Sacred Herbs - herbal prayer bundles, hand rolled incense, resins, dream pillows, anointing oil, protective salts, prayer, protection & healing collection, dream & divination collection
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HERBAL PRAYER BUNDLES

Celebrate the Sacred. Our HERBAL PRAYER BUNDLES are created with freshly gathered herbs and wrapped with cotton string.

Herbal prayer bundles, also known as smudge sticks, are traditionally burned to honor the sacredness of an occasion, to clear, bless or protect a person or space, raise the energy or prepare for prayer, dream or healing. Herbs are burned by people all over the world in sacred ceremonies and for special occasions. In Southern Italian and Mediterranean culture we refer to this practice as Fumigatione, or fumigation.

At this time we have lavender bundles available. The lavender was harvested in Sud Italia.

MUGWORT - Carries and reflects moon energy, burned to protect, enhance dreams and psychic abilities, patron herb of women. Burned almost exclusively by Buddhists in their sacred ceremony. Traditional European sacred smudge as well. OUT OF STOCK

LAVENDER - These are especially gorgeous, lined with lavender blue flowers. Attracts high, clear, tranquil energy. Calming and centering. Makes everything seem bright and new. These lavender bundles were made with lush lavender gathered in Sud Italia.

HYSSOP- The essence of protection and cleansing. King Solomon used hyssop in his temple. OUT OF STOCKP

ROSEMARY - The Greek and Roman Sybils burned rosemary to enter into trance, speak with the gods, offer prophecy. Burn before sleep to protect against nightmares. Creates a safe and inspiring space for healing and divination. Made with wild rosemary from Sud Italua. OUT OF STOCK

SAGE - Traditionally burned by our European ancestors, the same way white sage is burned by Native Americans and with much the same effect. OUT OF STOCK

HOLY BASIL - sweet aromatic, traditionally burned as a sacred blessing herb in Hindu/Indian culture. OUT OF STOCK

NOTE: The clinical effectiveness of smudging as a way to cleanse a person and/or space is outlined in a 2007 paper titled “Medicinal Smoke Reduces Airborne Bacteria” published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology.

The authors open with their intent: “This study represents a comprehensive analysis and scientific validation of our ancient knowledge about the effect of ethnopharmacological aspects of natural products’ smoke for therapy and health care on airborne bacterial composition and dynamics.”

The researchers analyzed the burning of wood and a mixture of medicinal herbs over a one-hour period in a closed room. A massive 94 percent reduction in airborne bacteria was detected over this short period and, as the authors detail, “the ability of the smoke to purify and disinfect the air and to make the environment cleaner was maintained up to 24h in the closed room.”

A very large list of pathogenic bacteria were found to be absent in an open room after a colossal 30 days following treatment, leading the authors to conclude, “We have demonstrated that using medicinal smoke it is possible to completely eliminate diverse plant and human pathogenic bacteria of the air within confined space.”

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SANDALWOOD & ROSE BLESSING HANDS INCENSE
SANDALWOOD & ROSE BLESSING HANDS INCENSE
Respectfully sourced pure white Sandalwood mixed with a bit of softening uplifting Rose. Heavenly scent!

Break off a tiny piece of incense and burn in a dish or other incense burner or smudge pot.
$20.00
SANDALWOOD & ROSE BLESSING HANDS INCENSE Incensehand
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HOUSE BLESSING INCENSE
HOUSE BLESSING INCENSE
Limited Edition - House Blessing Incense... benedizione della casa...based on a traditional Sud Italian recipe, with relevant, aromatic additions. Suffumigio, or smudging, is a highly esteemed and long practiced way to clear the air and get rid of lurking negative energy. Cleansing the energy field of the entire house is traditionally done in anticipation of Candlemas Day, February 2, when we light blessed candles and celebrate the growing light. We’ve been gathering the ingredients for this very special loose incense for several years, from near and far... all ingredients were prayerfully ground and blended on January 19. Contains Myrtle, Baltic Amber, Frankincense, Myrrh, Opolonox, Labdanum, Camphor, Cinnamon.

Small flip top tin.
$35.00
HOUSE BLESSING INCENSE housebless
FRAGRANCES OF THE SEASON BOX
FRAGRANCES OF THE SEASON BOX
Open this Fragrances of the Season box and be instantly transported by the wild heart nourishing and symphonic blend of exotic and earthy seasonal aromas to a space of peace, prayer and inspiration.

Your Fragrances of the Season box features gorgeously fresh and respectfully sourced frankincense and myrrh resins from Africa and sticks of sandalwood from Australia. They join a collection of pure and natural fragrances from Maine - a tin of Woodland Essence incense powder, three herbal prayer bundles (lavender, hyssop, sage) a stick of hand rolled cinnamon rose incense, and a beautifully unique and spicy rose cacao incense cookie...all grown, gathered and created here on the farm. Everything is carefully arranged in and around a wooden box with brass latch and decorated with seasonal greenery and a red ribbon. Makes an exquisite gift for yourself or a friend!
$75.00
FRAGRANCES OF THE SEASON BOX frangrancebox
HAND ROLLED INCENSE STICKS
HAND ROLLED INCENSE STICKS
MEDITERRANEAN BLEND - I have always loved the stories of the Sybils, especially the Sybil of Cumae whose ancient cave is not very far from my Southern Italian village. The Sybils foretold the future in rhyming verse...the old stories say the Sybil's divination was enhanced by breathing fumes from burning herbs...the bay tree was especially revered by them. The herbs in this blend were gathered in Italy last winter - bay, olive, sage, rose and rosemary - with the intention of creating this Mediterranean incense blend, imspired by and in honor of the Sybils. I've finished them off by pressing each stick through a bed of fresh flowers from my Maine gardens, herbs that I consider sacred - St. John's wort, hyssop and of course, rose.

BOREAL FOREST BLEND - There is something primal about being in a forest...we experience a sense of quietness and peace found nowhere else...a sense of belonging, of being surrounded by life...and a part of the great oneness that includes all other life forms inhabiting the region...conifers intermingle with deciduous trees, and the understory abounds with a multitude of shrubs, flowers, fungi, birds and critters who also call the forest home. The gifts of the forest are many, but this awareness of peaceful coexistence I think is the essence of nourishment for the spirit of all. out of stock

HEALING DREAM & DIVINATION BLEND - I’m inspired by Asclepius and the ancient Healing Dream temples that sprang up throughout Southern Italia, several in our small valley. The priestesses in these healing temples burned herbs that would enhance sleep and stimulate dreaming. The following morning they would interpret the patient’s dream to inspire healing. Created with traditional herbs to enhance dream and divination. Burn before sleep to inspire dreams of healing, divination and prophecy.

Lavender - the essence of tranquility and relaxation.
$10.00
HAND ROLLED INCENSE STICKS incenses
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ROSE INCENSE
ROSE INCENSE
These gorgeously fragrant one of a kind incense sticks are made entirely from Blessed Maine Herb Farm grown roses, Our rose incense sticks set a mood that is calm, centered and sensual. Three rose incense stick choices to choose from, from plain to spicy.

Burn these as you would any incense stick. Each of these rose incense sticks will last through many burnings.

Contains, Blessed Maine Herb Farm grown roses with a sprinkling of a plant based binder.
$10.00
ROSE INCENSE incense
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CLEARING & PROTECTIVE SALTS
CLEARING & PROTECTIVE SALTS
Water is life. Salt does whatever you tell it to. Baltic amber offers ancient cleansing and protection, roses soothe, soften and heal. Bicarbonate of soda stimulates and detoxifies. Added to a spiritual bath, these elements act together to shift and clear energy, remove trauma, reset the spirit, and create a safe space for dreaming, prayer and healing rituals.

My Sud Italian ancestors employed water, salts, flower and wood to remove illness, mental distress and misfortune. I’ve prepared these salts for you with prayer and intention, according to our ancient ways

Seven ounce square glass bottle with cork. Salts contain Mediterranean and Himalayan Sea Salts, Epsom Salts, bicarbonate of soda, Baltic amber powder, roses.
$35.00
CLEARING & PROTECTIVE SALTS salts
PRAYER, PROTECTION & HEALING COLLECTION
PRAYER, PROTECTION & HEALING COLLECTION
Our Prayer, Protection & Healing Collection contains:

3 herbal prayer bundles:
Rosemary - wild rosemary from the mountains of Southern Italia.
Lavender - from our Southern Italia garden.
Hyssop - from our Maine gardens.

1 hand rolled incense stick - divination blend

1 rose/cacao incense flower

Frankincense and Myrrh resins, mixed together as is traditional, packaged in tin box. Freshly harvested and sustainably sourced.

A few small sticks of sandalwood

8 ounce Jar of Baltic Amber/Rose Salts - these contain Mediterranean, Himalayan and Epsom salts, bicarbonate of soda, powdered Baltic amber and roses. Intended for spiritual bathing,

A small flip tin of rosemary protective salts for sprinkling lightly around your prayer space.

Anointing Oil - frankincense, myrrh, Baltic amber resins, cinnamon, cassia, kanneh bosen, rose

Miraculous Medal sewed to a second degree relic of the Sacred Sciamana Madonnas of Sud Italia, a protective prayer printed on parchment, rolled up into a scroll, tied with a ribbon. It’s a very beautiful and magical box!

$125
$125.00
PRAYER, PROTECTION & HEALING COLLECTION praybox
SACRED ANOINTING OIL
SACRED ANOINTING OIL
This fabulously aromatic anointing oil is inspired by a traditional biblical anointing oil formula, used to bless and heal.

Call in the sacred, create a blessing, a ceremony, a love fest...anoint your head, throat, heart, belly, feet...initiate, divine, dream...dress your altar candles.

Contains frankincense, myrrh and Baltic amber resins, cinnamon, cassia, kannah boson, rose, in an elegant square 1/2 oz glass bottle with a roller top and gold cap.
$24.00
SACRED ANOINTING OIL anoint
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RESINS - FRANKINCENSE & MYRRH
RESINS - FRANKINCENSE & MYRRH
Gorgeous, fresh, aromatic and respectfully sourced frankincense and myrrh, blended together according to tradition.

We include a fragrant rose cacao incense flower and a few small sticks of sandalwood in a rectangular tin with flip top. Beautiful, fragrant, uplifting collection of resins, wood and flower.
$35.00
RESINS - FRANKINCENSE & MYRRH RESIN
DREAM PILLOWS
Herbal dream pillows are an ancient and time honored way to experience the subtle, or magical, properties of herbs. The aroma of lavender is peaceful, tranquilizing, stress relieving and sleep inducing. We've combined our lavender with a few other calming and sleep inducing herbs from our gardens to create a dream pillow blend that will lull you to sleep and enhance dream recall.

Contains lavender, roses, oatstraw and mugwort.

Our dream pillows are lovingly hand-sewn on butter-soft linen. Each pillow is individually botanically printed using all natural vegetable dyes and botanicals.They are entirely unique, one of a kind and beautifully aromatic. The pillows stay vibrant for many years.

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DREAM PILLOWS pillows
BURNING HERBS FOR PRAYER AND CEREMONY
Burning dried herbs, often referred to as smudging, is an ancient method of nourishing the spirit and invoking the sacred. People all around the world burn herbs during prayer and healing ceremonies. I feel instantly reverent when I smell frankincense which was burned in our Catholic Church during my chilhood. Many cultures believe smoke from the burning herbs clears unwanted energies and carries our prayers to Great Spirit. I know people who burn herbs before important meetings, and others who cleanse their house each day. Sometimes I burn herbs in the morning as a blessing on the new day, in the evening to relieve accumulated stress and tension, or at night to inspire dreaming.

Any very dry herb, flower, bark, resin, or root will burn, but some are more aromatic than others. Some scents are known to have certain effects, but you don't need to be an expert. Just go ahead and burn some herbs in a fire-proof bowl or shell, or light up a smudge stick. See what you like. Experiment. What smells good to you? Burn well-dried springs of your herbal ally.

I let the smoke go over and around my head and I inhale the aroma. I offer some smoke to my heart area, around my back, and down my arms and legs. I pay special attention to parts of my body holding tension or in special need of nourishment or healing. I offer a prayer of thanksgiving. I let the smoke carry my prayers to the heavens. Some of my favorite herbs for burning are: lavender, mugwort, sage, rosemary, vervain, peppermint, cedar, juniper, St. John's wort, hyssop, frankincense and myrrh.

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DREAM AND DIVINATION COLLECTION
DREAM COLLECTION Winter ushers in a time of deep diving - deep sleep, deep rest, deep dreams and potent divination. We all come from a long line of ancestors who welcomed the darkest time of the year as a time to sleep, dream and heal. My ancestors built healing dream temples and believed dreams to be portals into the work of the soul. They taught that guidance through dreams flows most easily during the dark of the year. Herbs such as mugwort, lavender, violets, skullcap, roses and more, can be especially supportive allies as we rest our bodies and embrace the inner work of the dark season of sleep, healing, divination and dream. We've poured our creative energies into preparing this SLEEP, DIVINATION & DREAM package, a gorgeous collection of herbal support for your sleep and dream journey this winter.

Our SLEEP, DIVINATION AND DREAM COLLECTION includes a container of our delicious Deep Slumber Herb Tea, a fragrant Dream Pillow, a jar of Dream Balm, a bottle of kava tincture and a hand rolled divination blend incense stick, and a red pure beeswax votive candle, all beautifully arranged in a wooden box, seasonally decorated with fresh, aromatic evergreens, tied with red ribbon.

As a special gift in this collection, we include a protective amulet containing a second degree relic and a miraculous metal. Sweet dreams!
$75.00
DREAM AND DIVINATION COLLECTION dream
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