We currently stock these gorgeous Abalone Shells - perfect for use as a smudging dish.
The Abalone is a type of marine sea-snail in the mollusk family, the same group as clams and oysters. These beautiful treasures can be used to catch the hot embers and ash created by lit smudge sticks or burning charcoal discs with loose incense on top. Inside each shell is a dazzling layer of mother-of-pearl, giving it a colorful and mesmerizing iridescent allure.
From a spiritual perspective, abalone shells represent an offering from the ocean imbued with the nurturing energies of the water element: empathy, compassion, intuition and the divine feminine—which also makes them ideal altar tools for anyone looking to embody those qualities.
The 3 sizes we stock are:
12 cm, 13 cm and 14 cm (Approximately) and measured across the widest points.
We recommend, when using Abalone Shells, that you place a natural substance, like sand or sea salt, in the base of your shell to prevent smudge sticks getting too hot and burning away the stunning pearly layer inside.