Handmade here in Ubud by one of our much-loved team, Iluh.

Iluh hand makes all of the Mala's using Rose Quartz, Carnelian, Black Obsidian, Citrine, and Lava Stones.

Mala's are unisex and are traditionally used in prayer and meditation. They are important mediums for peace, enlightenment, and meditation.

When using in meditation, you will most likely chant a mantra. A mantra is a phrase repeated to aid in concentration and assist you with a deeper meditation practice. A mantra we love is 'Om Shanti Shanti Shanti' a Sanskrit phrase representing peace. In Buddhist and Hindu traditions you chant Shanti 3 times to represent peace in body, speech, and mind.

To count your mantra's, hold your Mala in your hand, and turn each bead with your thumb and middle finger.

Mala's and crystals are widely believed to store energy so it's a great idea to cleanse your Mala or crystals every so often. A great way to do this is to place them outside under the full moonlight and leave for a few hours. You can also burn sage over them or place them in a singing bowl, tapping the edges to bring sound to the bowl.