Tjärved, pronounced "tarwood", are smoke wands used in Trolldom, or Nordic folk magic tradition. Tjärved, sometimes called “poor people’s candles” are traditionally used as cleansing tools to clear and drive off curses, unwanted spells, and spirits. These wands are kept burning while they smoke, releasing a gorgeous resinous pine scent. An excellent alternative to Palo Santo and white sage! 100% sustainable, harvested from naturally felled trees, not a bi-product of the forestry industry. When a pine branch dies, it sends potent resins to branches to help preserve and protect it. These branches become tjärved; they light easily, are long burning, and smell beautiful. Using the elements of fire and smoke, they are powerful for cleansing and we are thrilled to bring this traditional tool to our coven. Smoke yourself, your home, your clients and objects. Use them whole or easily split into smaller pieces. Also great as a petroleum free firestarter for camping or ritual fires.
Big thank you to the owner of Ritualcravt, Missy, & her teacher in Sweden for sourcing this traditional knowledge & offering for us.
Zero Waste Witch Tip: Burn over a plate & watch your eyebrows, because the flame is part of the process & these drip a black tar like substance that stains!
RIP at end of life product is backyard compostable, not recommended for vermicomposting.