Palo Santo wood grows naturally in South-America and has been used since ancient times as a sacred wood for its beautiful sweet scent and its purifying, cleansing and healing properties. Smudging is used to cleanse and clear away negativity and low energy. Crystals and stones absorb energy from the surroundings thus they will need to get cleansed from time to time.
These wooden Palo Santo sticks have been sustainably sourced and harvested and no trees have been felled or harmed. Local farmers in Equador harvest these sticks from naturally fallen branches in the local woods. Equadorian Palo Santo is considered the most valuable and intense containing the highest concentration of natural essential oil.
To smudge light the stick on one end to form a flame and then gently blow it out, it will then form plenty of smoke for you to waft around to clear and cleanse your crystals and mala beads, your space and also yourself. This is also a natural alternative for warding off mosquitos.
One stick can be used multiple times.
I want my malas to endure the use they are created for, so only high quality precious gemstones, all natural materials, and the best silk stringing material are used in making them. The metals are silver or gold-plated silver. The logo plate is surgical steel. The gently fragrant sandalwood comes directly from India. Mala beads are not merely beautiful and precious - they carry within something ancient. They have the ability to touch the soul.
Taika is Finnish for 'magic'. AnnakaTaika mala is a tool for positive change. It's a daily reminder of inner power, nature's magic, and your pure intention. My malas make me feel stronger and more open and real. I want the same for you. I'd love to create a unique custom mala just for you, to support your journey and fill your life with even more kindness, love, joy... and magic!