How Vision Quest Smudge Can Help You

How Vision Quest Smudge Can Help You

So we've covered some lovely smudges so far this month and I hope we have helped you understand a little about them and what they can do for you.

Today I'd love to talk about the Smudge Vision Quest.  I know a lot of you would be saying right now "I'm really not in to that kind of smudging" or may be some of you can't wait to find out what it can do for you spiritually.  Please read on as there is something for everyone, whether it is for Mind, Body and Spirit, fragrances or healing physically.

As normal I will try and break down the ingredients and give a basic summary of what they can do for you both physically, spiritually and their fragrance for your home.

Red Willow is a really interesting part of this smudge as it was used for so many things by the Native Americans.  It was a very good medicinal plant from the dogwood/willow varieties and was used in Sacred Ceremonies and smoked for Mind, Body and Spirit.

By smudging, the smoke around you is breathed in, thus helping you from within and outside of the body.  The native Americans realised that by smoking this by pipe it could heal aliments both out and inward.  

The Blue sage is a perfect compliment as it helps soften the scent of the Red Willow and help you relax for your vision quest or meditation.

The Osha Root or "Bear Root" as it was known by the Native Americans was used in smudging to purify your spirit and remove negative energies.  As a medicine this root can be used for sore throats, colds, coughs or viral infections.

Lastly Mullien is another natural cleanser of the body and mind and medicinally will help with chest infections.

I feel with all things like this it is always best to get as much information as you can from books or the internet; with some great sites helping with the health benefits that these herbs and roots can bring to us.  Now we have access to new and old information which shows us that it has not all been lost and is now resurfacing as we change our way of thinking that some natural remedies are, if not better, as good as modern medicine.

I suffered constant throat infections being given stronger and stronger antibiotics which just made me feel lousy all the time.  I wanted a more natural approach and now when I have a flare up i take 1 crushed garlic clove mixed with a spoon full of honey (I know really yukky) but i do this 3 times a day usually for just one day and my symptoms disappear.  i am not saying that this would work for everyone but looking at a more natural approach may be worth a second chance.

You should always seek professional medical advice before using anything new.

Enjoy x 



Blue Sage is also known as Grandmother Sage and is a purifying herb or smudge, unlike White sage, blue sage has a softer more subtle fragrance but like White Sage it can be used to heal and clear negativity from your home, object and person.

The Mandrake is believed to bring good fortune and is a great smudge to burn for cleansing negativity and Magic protection whilst sleeping.

I must admit I do like to burn this as a substitute to Lavender if I feel i am letting my worries taking up too much of my thoughts.  Once lit just sit back and relax breathing in deeply and you will feel totally at peace with sleep coming easily.

This will give you a good nights sleep and you do feel refreshed and any negative thoughts are gone replaced with positive new ones.

If you meditate this smudge is great herb to burn as it does really help your medative state. 

Enjoy x



Copal is a natural tree resin with a long history; used by the Mayans and Native people of South and Central America for its medicinal uses.

It was traditionally used for expelling disease from the body and is another great incense/smudge that can be used to keep Gnats away from you and your home.

As with all natures gifts Copal is a beautiful fragrance to burn as it is thought to be able to help with depression and stress; calming the emotional paths within and removing the negative energy blocking your inner strength.

Copal also helps with meditation as it can increase your awareness and vibrations.

Like Sage, Copal is a perfect resin/incense or smudge to burn as it can clear negative energy from places and people replacing it with positivity and clarity.

The fragrance has a soft subtle woody scent that for those of you that love pine forests and the feelings they promote is a perfect match.

When I am feeling a little low I love to light this wonderful smudge as the sage cleanses our home and us and the Copal has the capacity to uplift your emotions and clear your mind of negative thoughts.

If ever there was a perfect Smudge to use to Spring clean our mind and body this would be one of those I would choose.

Product information:-

The Sage sticks are made with Sage from New Mexico.  All the sticks are wrapped with 100% cotton yarn for safe and healthful burning.  Each ingredient is considered a sacred herb used for centuries by Native Americans in their smudging ceremonies.

Smudging is the name given  to the burning of these herbs for the purposes of cleansing and sending our prayers.

Sage and Copal help with removing negativity from your person, object or home, helping with Psychic vibrations and visions.

Light the end of your Sage stick and after it has ignited, extinguish the flame and direct the smoke around your body.  You may wish to hold a container in your other hand to catch the ashes or to serve as a resting place for the smouldering stick if you use a fan or a feather to direct the smoke.  You can direct the smoke around yourself, another person or in your place of ceremony to purify the energy that is present.  The smoke from your Sage stick may also be directed as an invocation honouring the four directions, the father, Sun and the Mother earth (Fathermothergod) to extinguish your Sage stick smother the end and examine closely to make sure the stick is completely out.

Note: Your stick may continue to burn if not completely extinguished.  Never leave unattended.

Enjoy x


The Douglas Fir is a popular tree that is used for it's scent as well as cleansing.  It plays a huge part in helping the poorly.

When we use the Douglas Fir as a smudge this helps us physically and spiritually.

Many cultures worldwide believe that the Fir trees especially the Douglas Fir demonstrates the cycle of death and rebirth as well as spiritually symbolising immortality and eternal life, due to the fact they are an evergreen and retain their leaves (needles).

The ancient Celts believed that Fir trees symbolised - honesty, progress, longevity, resilience, friendship, remembrance and perception.

Some of these attributes you would recognise if you saw the Douglas Fir in the wild, standing straight and strong against some of the harshest seasons and weather.

Today when we smudge it can be used to help with respiratory conditions.

Plus, if you have ever smelt that lovely Christmas tree scent from a Douglas Fir you will easily think about the feelings they evoke within you; you will also recognise these reactions when you light your smudge as it releases calming and relaxing properties and energies.

When used to wash your body the smudge will also help in detoxing your body making you feel free and clean.

There is so much history and amazing heritage lost in our past including much of natures wisdom that is possibly forgotten; it is wonderful to see these traditions, way of life and natural remedies coming to the fore again.

Poorly Paul

So Paul is not feeling too good so I'm taking advantage of the Easter break and we will be taking a couple of days off to re-coup and re-charge.

I will be at the Thursday market and Saturday market in Southend on Sea this week so you can catch up on your incense there.

if you need to talk to us don't hesitate to contact us on

Mother's Day Special Offers & More

So that dreaded March wind has cancelled yet another Thursday Market in Southend this week so apologies to everyone who was waiting to see is this week.  Hopefully all being well we will be at the market as usual on Thursday the 21st March.

But on a good note we will be at our first show of the year at Cressing Temple Barns all weekend in the craft Marque on the 16th & 17th March so if you'd like a great day out with lots of food and gifts this is a show to go to especially if you are after that unusual present for your mum this Mother's Day.

Plus we haven't stopped with those special ideas to help you with your Mothers Day ideas.  We have some beautiful hand made and painted Fair Trade wooden sculpted British birds made by a lovely family run business in Thailand.

We only have a limited amount and we will be adding one to any purchase over £20 until we run out.

We have Blue Tit, Bull Finch, Chaffinch, Crested Tit, Goldcrest, Great Tit, Nuthatch and Wren.


So we got an email today stating we could not trade tomorrow at the Thursday market Grrrrrr.

But not to be put down Paul and myself thought how can we treat our customers who would faithfully turn up rain or shine (including wind), and buy from a little pop up shop.

So we are putting our heads together to sort out a fantastic treat "Flash Sale" for this weekend.  So keep checking the web site over the next 24 hours for some great deals perfect for getting that Mother's Day treat.

keeping warm indoors

Jane x

DMRLS Gift Wrapping Service

Our Mothers Day gift wrapping service has gone down well and Paul is being a busy bee getting them all done for the special day.

But gift wrapping doesn't have to stop at Mothers Day.  We will also gift wrap for any special occasion. 

All you need to do, when ordering, is pick your gifts, greeting card and wrapping paper and we will do the rest.  Remember to add your own special message that I will write into your card for you and the different shipping address if it is a gift to be sent direct.

Depending on size we will either dispatch the gift wrapped item and card with your special message in a brown box or our larger DMRLS black box.

We do not charge to gift wrap and our postage is FREE within the UK.

What makes it so special is the gift, card and wrapping paper is all your choice so the gift comes from the heart.

MOTHERS DAY Gift Wrapping Service

Mothers day is a special day so make it amazing by using dmrls gift wrapping service.

Here's how


February Updates

February Updates

So we are nearly two thirds through February and bar some windy days the Thursday and Saturday markets are proving nice and busy once more especially showcasing our new product ranges.

This Thursday see's the introduction of our range of Smudges and Herbs, plus we have been able to reduce some of your favourites.  This range will be increasing over the coming months and we'd love to hear from you about which new products you would like us to add.

We will also have a new lay out so that we can show a lot more of what we sell on our web shop and our ebay shop which both include FREE delivery on all of our items within the UK.

The new 31 cards are now on show at the market and shows plus on the web sites with more arriving late February early March.

I will be updating on shows throughout the coming months and market dates for each month so keep an eye out on our blog page for these updates.

Dates for your Diary include:-

Essex Spring Food, Home & Craft Fair 16th & 17th March
East Anglian Game & Country Fair 27th & 28th April
The Morden May Fair 4th, 5th & 6th May
The Tatton Park Country Fair 18th & 19th May
Suffolk Show 29th & 30th May
The Royal Norfolk Show 26th & 27th June

speak to you all soon

Jane x

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