The act of smudging and cleansing your home is its own ritual. Make sure you have all the best tools for it. Abalone Shells are withstand the heat from the ember and snuffing out of your smoke stick. When smudging you should never run water of the end of your smudge to put it out for the best results. That's were abalones are amazing and come into play. Snuff out you smudge in the shell gifted from the ocean. It's a great place to also leave your smudge stick in between cleansing and raising the vibes of your home. 3.5"-4"