This collection was inspired by our journey, by our adventures, by the smell of earth and waves. Let your free spirit run wild with our boho collection. These malas are part of our exclusive InspiredbyKat Signature Collection. These pieces are handcrafted with 108, aromatic sandalwood beads, hand knotted, accented with stone markers, our very own IBK guru bead - available in top grade silver pewter or 24K gold plated pewter - and a stunning, hand dyed, handmade tassel. Each sold individually. These malas measure approximately 44" in length. Beads are 8mm & Guru bead is 12mm.
Sandalwood is a sacred wood with a lovely aromatic scent. It is used extensively in modern times for incense, aromatherapy, carvings, malas (prayer beads), Ayurvedic medicine, perfumes, and essential oils, where it is said to bring one closer to the Divine. Sandalwood’s scent is both excellent for staying present and alert during meditation, which makes it wonderful for ritual and spiritual practice. Its scent is said to transform desires, and also to bring emotional balance. In alternative healing, sandalwood is used in Ayurvedic medicine, and to treat anxiety, insomnia, neuralgia, sciatica, depression, urinary tract infections, coughs, nausea, dry skin, cardiac tonic, inflammations, fevers, antiseptic, and stress-related disorders. Sandalwood is also used as an aphrodisiac.