Piñon is a small species of Pine native to the arid South-western regions of the United States. Its wood, needles and resins are highly aromatic and Native Americans have long utilized them as medicine and spiritually cleansing smudge ingredients. Collected in the high mountain desert surrounding Taos, New Mexico, the fresh, balsamic scent transports the soul to the realms of simple clarity evocative of the Piñon's homeland. Magically, it is used to protect against negative energies and the effects of evil hexes.
SACRED HERBS ~ GUMS ~ RESINS
Since people first came together to honour the Gods and spirits of nature they used gums, resins and fragrant herbs to bring them closer to the divine beings and to give fragrant wings to their prayers. Every culture has their own sacred herbs that are particular to its region, yet, precious incense herbs and gums have also always been traded far beyond their country of origin.