Abalone shells are often used as tools to perform smudging rituals. Their very practical use is as a bowl to catch hot cinders and hold what remains of the smudging stick after it’s burnt.
Abalone shells are a gift from the sea and, thus, symbolically represent the water element while the unlit herbs represent earth, the lit herb represents fire and the smoke represents air
Smoke is known as an ally that attaches itself to negative energy and carries it to another place. It’s also seen to carry prayers out into the Universe.
- To protect its beautiful rainbow shimmer from hot embers, add a layer of sand to the inside of the shell.
- Use caution when handling the shell because heat can transfer to the shell.