Palo Santo Kuripe | Rapé applicator

Palo Santo Kuripe | Rapé applicator

These kuripes are some of the simple, but elegant ones Maximiliano makes for us.

♥ Made by local people.

♥ Made from local materials. 

♥ The Palo Santo wood has a lovely fragrant and makes your rapé experience even more sacred.





Handmade Palo Santo Kuripe (self-applicator).

These hand made Palo Santo (Bursera graveolens) kuripe’s have been made by our friend Maximiliano who lives in the Andean mountains of Ecuador. These ones are some of the simple but elegant kuripes he makes for us.  We have been working with Maximiliano for over 3 years and have visited his workshop several times. He is very passionate about his work and we love supporting his family business.

The Palo Santo wood has a lovely fragrant and makes your rapé experience even more sacred. The wood contains essential oils which gives the wood it’s deep and recognizable smell. That’s why Bursera graveolens, or Palo Santo, is often used in ceremonies. It’s a thorough energetic cleaner which can purify the room, expelling it from negative energy.

These kuripes are only made from the highest quality of Palo Santo wood. Traditionally, Palo Santo trees may not be chopped down, but have to fall down naturally. After that, the wood has to mature for another 5-10 years for it’s typical fragrant fully to develop.

Sustainable Palo Santo

These Bursera Graveolens trees are critically endangered species. This means that wood may only be gathered when trees have fallen naturally. The tree trunks are gathered in a respectful way, as the tree has been considered sacred by tribes for thousands of years. Bursera Graveolens is found growing in many areas including Guatemala, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Honduras, Colombia and the Galapagos Islands.

Our Palo Santo is gathered from a private reserve. It comes from trees and branches that have naturally fallen and have been laying dead for 4-10 years before they are collected. The longer the tree has been on the jungle floor, the more potent the scent as the concentration of essential oils will be relatively higher. You can determine the quality Palo Santo according to its color. A deep yellow color is an indication of ageing and therefore of quality.  Due to high content of essential oil, high quality palo santo will burn really easy.

Kuripe or Tepi

Traditionally, it is administered through either the Kuripe or Tepi. The kuripe is a for self-administration. A tepi is used when rapé is being shared. The v-shaped applicator connects the nostril to the mouth. The Tepi is a long blow pipe that connects the nostril of the receiver with the mouth of the blower, who then blows the rapé into the nose of the receiver. Learn for about rapé here.

Common effects  & Use

Commonly effects are described as giving a sense of grounding and assurance by bringing the mind and the body at ease. Clearing the mind from tangling thoughts allows to set new intentions. More profound effects of rapé are experienced at higher dosage and more important, when one develops a higher sensitive awareness that attunes to the sensations rapé may generate. Getting accustomed to the sensation, becoming known with different ways of applying rapé, but most important, being in touch with your energetic body, is what allows you to move beyond the more superficial effects of rapé.

The Yawanawa talk about 3 different ways to administer the rapé: short and strong, to wake up, get present, long and strong: to clean the mind & spirit long, starting soft and strong in the end: for meditation, entering into trance, ceremonial use.

Traditionally it is believed that rapé can increase your focus, presence, and intuition; spiritually opening up your body and mind to higher communication and holistic thinking. It releases emotional, physical and even spiritual illnesses, easing confusion and negativity. Do you want to learn about rapé? Read our 10-STEP GUIDELINE for taking rapé!

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