our Dandelion Mandala Smudge bowl in Brass comes in 5" and 3" sizes. it's wonderful to use as a smudge bowl or as a catch all for your jewelry while you bathe or sleep.....
the humble and ubiquitous Dandelion, my favorite flower! Who doesn't love a plant that arrives in spring to grant wishes? But seriously, it is a majorly powerful medicinal plant friend. Dandelion is a very rich source of beta-carotene which we convert into vitamin A. This flowering plant is also rich in vitamin C, fiber, potassium, iron, calcium, magnesium, zinc, and phosphorus. It's a good place to get B complex vitamins, trace minerals, organic sodium, and even some vitamin D too. Dandelion also contains protein, more than spinach. It has been eaten for thousands of years as a food and as a medicine to treat anemia, scurvy, skin problems, blood disorders, and depression.
If you collect them wild, try to choose ones you know have not been subjected to pesticides, fertilizers, and other chemicals. Seeds can be bought or you can gather them from the familiar puff balls you see each summer. Seeds grow readily in your garden, planter boxes, or pots. Dandelion leaves can also be found fresh in some health food markets or as a freeze-dried herb. Dandelion tea, capsules, and tinctures are also available.
a Smudging Ritual to share with you....
Facing East - I welcome the energy of the beginning way, the rising sun at the beginning of the day and the light of illumination. I welcome the energies and spirits of the East.
Facing South - I welcome the energy of service to all my relatives, the heat of the noonday sun and the spirit of action in the world. I welcome the energies and spirits of the South.
Facing West - I welcome the energy of looking within to find the gifts of healing and renewal. I welcome the energies and spirits of the West.
Facing North - I welcome the energy of wisdom and blessing and the Grandmothers and Grandfathers who teach me. Welcome the spirit of giveaway, teach me to be generous and honor all that I receive. I welcome the energies and spirits of the North.
Looking up - I welcome the energy and spirit of Above. Father Sky, Star people, and Cloud people. Welcome all that is masculine, grandfathers, fathers, brothers, uncles and sons. And that masculine energy that also exists within the feminine. I welcome the energies and spirits of Father Sky.
Looking down (touching the ground) - I welcome the energy of Mother Earth, the feminine principle, the energy and spirit of Below. I welcome the energy and the spirit of our grandmothers, our mothers, sisters, aunties and daughters. And that feminine energy that exists within the Masculine. I welcome the energies and spirits of Mother Earth.
Looking within (holding your hands over your heart) - I welcome the energy of Within, the principle of being connected, the energy and spirit of Within. I welcome the gifts of balance, oneness, and the connection with all things, for all things are one and all things are related. .