Wednesday, October 31, 2012
"Woodland Spell" Handmade Incense Masterfully Enchanting
Anita of Happy Herbs Soap has conjured the magic and mystery of an autumn's evening in the deep of the woods of Spruce and Pine. Exquisitely packaged in a test tube with intricate lashed cording and convenient hanging loop, "Woodland Spell" contains 12 small sculptural crow figures, fashioned completely of resins and herbs. The presentation alone is vastly imaginative, and lends itself to setting the sylvan, enchanted atmosphere. With the excitement of a child, I remove one tiny crow incense figure and place it in my carved bowl. With no need for charcoal , I merely light the beak of the crow and let the magic begin!
Immediately as the smoke curls through the air, I am transported to a mysterious forest after dusk, with the scent of dried fallen leaves mixed with earth, the resinous, warmth of Pine and Cedar, beautifully balanced with a hint of herbaceous green. Lighting these precious little crows, magical figures, long regarded as symbols of metamorphosis and transformation, it indeed feels like that of a very ancient ritual. Given that the first perfumes were incense made of resins and herbs, "Woodland Spell" seamlessly couples the ancient ritual experience of scent with the holiday atmosphere of today.
To experience the magic of "Woodland Spell" Incense as well as all naturally crafted soaps and oils, please visit www.happyherbssoap.etsy.com. You can also visit Anita at www.happyherbssoap.blogspot.com.