Gather around the burning pyre and sing the songs of olde. With joyous shouts and ecstatic dance, the children of the forest welcome this most hallowed of winter nights.
"Winter Solstice Incense" is part of our Yuletide Traditions collection. Traditions such as bonfires, singing, dancing, and the cleansing of houses with incense smoke were once common during the "black nights". Smudging incenses were used for driving away cantankerous spirits and unhappy emotions. The blend varies a bit from year to year, but the core element is the same. The Maydi brings a a warm woodsy aroma which is enhanced by various other coniferous resins. My intent was to create a blend that contains the qualities that come to mind when thinking of sitting in front of a wood burning fireplace or a bonfire, but with a much smoother and sweeter smoke. This blend lends itself to both indoor and outdoor uses, and is suitable for use throughout the entire Yuletide season.
For those following the esoteric path, this blend make an exceptional smudging incense for both the ritual space and the rest of ones living quarters and around the outdoor property. This incense is thought to be useful for banishing negative energies and welcoming more benevolent spirits.
Contents included:Boswellia frereana (Maydi Frankincense), Elettaria cardamomum (Cardamom), Juniperus communis (Juniper Berry), Juniperus tibetica (Tibetan Juniper Wood), Picea glauca (Easter White Pine), Pinus contorta (Lodgepole Pine), Tetraclinis articulata (Sandarac), etc.
We would love to hear your thoughts on Winter Solstice Incense! Please feel free to tell us your favorite aspects of this product. Some things to think about are the product's packaging/ presentation, scent of the incense (smoldered or fresh), how it smolders compared to other resin incense, how long the it lasts for you, where you like to burn this incense, or whatever else comes to mind.
"Winter Solstice has some what of an ineffable quality to it in that it unfolds layer upon layer of tones as it releases. It is slightly bold (suitable for larger spaces), but quite pleasant (not overwhelming). It offers a balance in what we found to be earthy, woody, and a touch of spice."