The bee pith, which is one of these incense ingredients, is a natural gift of Mother nature and bees. It cleanses all the surroundings, helps in cases of common cold and brings warm and rich aroma full of soft honey redolence.
From ancient times the bees were worshiped as sacred workers of Gods. Due to great respect for the bees, the people didn‘t argued, sweared or behaved immodestly in front of them. The men often took their hats off when they stood around the bees. Therefore, the bees were greatly honoured, as it was the Goddess of the bees – Austėja.
The feast of Goddess Austėja was celebrated in the middle of August. During that time, people worshiped the herbs that produced nectar for honey and the gathered honey was traditionally offered as a sacrifice for Goddess Austėja. The Christian feast, dedicated to Mary, Mother of God, is celebrated on August 15th. That day was also important, as the sacred blessings were given to the herbs that possessed many healing and protecting powers. (Iš P.Dundulienės knygos “Pagonybė Lietuvoje”, 1989 m)
Another very important ingredient of these incense is amber, also known as Lithuanian gold. The amber was used as incense from the very old times, when paganism was the main religion in Lithuania. Our ancestors burned amber for religious rituals and also for its many healing properties. It is believed that smudging amber cleanses the surroundings, reduces fatigue, balances nervous system and helps to concentrate.
Another incense ingredient, cedarwood, brings peace, takes negative thoughts away, brightens the mood. In Semite language “cedar” means “spiritual power”. It is the symbol of patience and strength. The cedar tree symbolizes strong faith and from the ancient times it was used in temples.
Now I make my incenceses the moment they are ordered, I do not use electric grinders, I grind the herbs and resin and wood by hand with mortar and pestel, it is a slow process but the energy created during this calm and soothing process is also relaxing, calm and tranquil in order to get the best quality incence. Its not only what material ingredients you put in the incences but how you make them, your well being as you make them, you can say the secret ingredient is the tranquility itself. Everything is made in nature surounded by forest, every little cone is shaped by fingers, every cone is a bit diferent, unique.
Ingredients: bee pitch, amber, cedarwood, frankincense, Palo Santo wood, makko powder.
12 incense cones are carefully and elegantly packed in a white paper box.