Amber

Amber also known as the “Nectar of the Gods” or “Ambrosia” and contrary to popular belief, is actually a composite of other resinoids and oleoresins, such as myrrh, frankincense, styrax, labdanum and benzoin. Often honey and/or vanilla and other spices are added and put into a beeswax base. Amber has it’s origins in the Middle East,…

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Myrrh

Myrrh comes from the thorny tree Commiphora Myrrha. The tree is native to Somalia, Oman, Yemen and parts of Saudi Arabia. Harvested the same as Frankincense, the tree bark is cut so the resin with bleed out and harden into tears. The name Myrrh comes from Hebrew and means “bitter”. This resin is often used…

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Frankincense

Olibanum or Frankincense is a product of the Boswellia Tree found in India, Afric and the Middle East. Olibanum roughly translates as “that which results from milking” and Frankincense derives from the old French “franc encens” meaning “high quality or noble/pure incense”. Frankincense tears are made by slashing the bark of the trees allowing the…

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Incense

Incense, that beautiful room scenting aroma. Whether you use it for ritual, cleansing or to just scent your home, incense has many uses and comes in many forms. In Today’s post we will explore the many forms of incense available. In the coming few weeks we will explore the uses of different specific scents. Let’s…

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Palo Santo – Endangered

Palo Santo Trees are found only in South America and nowhere else on the planet. The wood is known for it’s sweet scent and smoke that is believed to be medicinal and therapeutic. Palo Santo is Spanish for “Holy Wood”. It has been used by Shamans for centuries in prayer and healing ceremonies. It’s smoke…

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Cleo May Oil

Since our store carries a selection of HooDoo supplies, i have decided to do Blog posts on those supplies so people will know what they are for and how to use them.   I have decided to start with Cleo May Oil. Cleo May (Mae) Oil was traditionally used by “women of the night” to attract…

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The Journey This Far

I honestly never thought when i started this journey over a year ago that this would actually happen, to be honest. It all started when a close friend pretty much dared me to do it, and so, of course i had to. Within two weeks i was at the small business center and was set up…

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