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Songwriter's Retreat Toolkit

Songwriter's Retreat Toolkit

Here at ASR we are ALL about the importance of writing and retreating so we have created a special lil toolkit to help you zen out in your special space. First things first, if you haven't created that special space, go and do that! This tells your brain and body that you mean business and you are being intentional about your craft (and others as well). It doesn't have to be a huge area, maybe it's just a special chair in the corner of a room with a small table for your cuppa, a candle, a throw rug and a foot stool. Maybe your guitar is at your side. Maybe you're near a window with a vista. Maybe you have some trinkets that are important to you. This is your space. 


We LOVE Tinderbox products because they are "al la natural" AND a local business here in WA. This delicious toolkit comprises of:


Tinderbox Holy Incense

Breathe Free Herbal Tea

Divine Travel Balm

Essential Oil and Incense Burne

Retreat Booklet


Tinderbox Holy Incense 50g

For Peace

Fill your chosen environment with this pure, cleansing and inspiring fragrance. Smoke inhaled from chosen plants, resins and pure essential oils blended in this natural incense will evoke a reverent atmosphere for both festive and ritual occasions. Ideal for creating your own sacred space for meditation, yoga or self enquiry and enhancing your spiritual journey.

Tinderbox incense is also a powerful antiseptic fumigant for the air. Use for clearing.

This incense is unique in that it is pure plant materials in granule form. Place a teaspoon of incense in an oil burner dish (do not add water) and ignite candle for a slower, economical and subtle burn. For a quicker, more dramatic burn, place incense on a small dish, shape into a cone and ignite directly. Douse the flame to create a burning ember. Re-ignite at intervals if required. You can also burn this incense on a charcoal block, or on top of a wood stove.

Ingredients: frankincense, rosemary, orris root, myrrh, sandalwood, bay leaf, cloves, essential oils (bergamot, tangerine, patchouli, amyris). Free from glues and nitrates.


Breathe Free Herbal Tea 85g

With Mullein and Marshmallow

Superlative respiratory herbs combine in this protective tea that cleanses, fortifies and opens up the breathing passages so that essential life force can flow freely through the chest.

When we breathe well and effortlessly, our wellbeing is dramatically revitalised.

Suggested serving: Place a heaped teaspoon of tea into a pot of boiled water and allow to steep for 5-10 minutes. Add a little honey if you wish.

Avoid during pregnancy, breastfeeding or with liver disease.

Ingredients: ginkgo biloba, spearmint*, thyme*, mullein, marshmallow*, elecampane, echinacea, valerian, liquorice, coltsfoot*.  *Certified Organic.


Divine Travel Balm 15g

Pure Plant Vegan Balm. Grounding, aromatic comfort for weary travellers. Uplifts and comes to the rescue with instant restorative body and mind care. Rub this soothing blend directly onto the body area where it is needed. Contagion barrier, head-clearing and breath opening. Use as your handy 'go-to' balm to counteract jetlag, ease sore spots including insect bites or simply to comfort and pleasure your tired senses. 

Contains: cold-pressed sunflower oil, pure essential oils (lavender, grapefruit, rosemary, geranium, vetivert, lemon tea-tree, black pepper, clove, basil), candelilla wax, organic shea butter. Packaged in a light-weight, bump-resistent reuseable bamboo pot (PET lining).


Essential Oil and Incense Burner Soapstone Square with Round Arch

For thousands of years the aromatic smoke of incense has ascended, symbolically merging materia and non-material realms of being in its diffuse, spiralling, vaporous cloud. It has signified the fragrant and sensual conjunction in the ceremonial, meditation and rites of worship: '. . . let my prayer be set forth in your sight as incense, the lifting up of my hands as the evening  sacrifice.' (Psalm 141).

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