Our intent was to include the four
sacred herbs of the Native American tradition. The scent is a blend
of sage (salvia officinalis) and tobacco (nicotania tabacum)
essential oils. There is no true sweetgrass essential oil so we put
a piece of dried sweetgrass in each candle along with a kernel of
The stone is Botswana Agate. Both
of us feel that the lines running through this stone are representative
of layers of consciousness or time. There are often "doorways"
on Botswana Agate and/or images on the stone that, to us, make this
the perfect companion for journeys and meditations.
The tobacco essential oil gives this
candle a brownish tint. We added bronze glitter which looks like sparks
from a fire.