Turtle Island Kyphi is a contemporary interpretation of Ancient Egyptian Kyphi recipes, using wildly foraged botanicals and resins from across Canada. Healing plants and vibrant vegetation and unusual botanicals were used: spruce pitch, balsam poplar buds, Western Redcedar, fir and spruce needle tips, sagebrush, white sage, sweetgrass and sacred tobacco. The result is a forest kyphi that has the life-giving energy of the seven directions and is meant to heal and connect us and the Earth.
The majority of the ingredients were foraged by myself and friends in Golden Ears park in British Columbia, as well as in Ontario and Quebec. Each raw material was ground separately, then they are all compounded together in a mixture of raisins soaked in organic white wine and wild honey. This not only binds together the ingredients but also creates an alchemical process that truly transforms the aroma of the incense and creates a heavenly smoke when burnt on a charcoal. It can also be used by placing on an aromatherapy diffuser (place on a piece of aluminum foil to prevent it from sticking to your diffuser).