Sandalwood has been used in religious and social ceremonies for almost ever. It's used to facilitate meditation, move through the stages of grief, and encourage creativity. It's also used as a pick me up in cases of depression and as a stress reliever for those of us who tend toward anxiety.
Our new Lotus collection bracelets were made in partnership with Mahima Creations – abandoned widows in India who hand-carve each delicate sandalwood bead and live together in an ashram. Your purchase helps to empower them by providing jobs, hope, and opportunity to start again. They are known as "The Women of Vrindovan."
We've added a sterling silver lotus charm - a reminder that out of deep, dark mud, comes a beautiful lotus blossom – hence, "no mud, no lotus," – words to live by from Thich Nhat Hanh. And of course the SoulKu gemstone.
40 3mm petite sandalwood beads, a sterling silver lotus charm, 2 3mm petite gemstones and one 3mm petite hematite
Strung on durable stretchy elastic cord
Mounted to FSC certified card
Handcrafted by stay-at-home moms who earn a thriving wage.
A percentage of your purchase will go to a non-profit that helps to support, encourage and empower.