Abalone shells make excellent vessels for containing smoldering herbs and incense. It is wise to insulate the bottom of the shell with a minimum of 2 inches of sand or ash to protect the shell against high temperatures. These shells, used for traditional smudging, come from Mexico. They are ideal for burning sweetgrass and sage or indirect burning incense such as resin.
Place a few dried sage pieces or sweet grass in the bottom of the shell with the sand, ignite then blow out flame and the sage or grass will release a cloud of white, purifying smoke.
All of the abalone shells that we carry are ethically harvested. Ethical Sustainability is one of the main reasons we chose our current supplier. Poaching is not only illegal but goes against our core values as a company.
Abalone shells pass stringent importing regulations and scrutiny by the office of Fish and Wildlife in the US and the Conservation and Protection Branch of Fisheries and Oceans in Canada.All documentation must meet the requirements of both these governing bodies. Suppliers who donÕt follow the environmental regulations have their goods confiscated.